I had thought I would start blogging after the first of the year since my first e-book isn’t quite finished yet. However, I saw this article called ‘How Do You Recover When Millions of People Have Watched You Overdose?’ and knew I had to bring it up as my e-book is about addictive behavior.
The first thing I want to say about the article is, if you are squeamish or sensitive to what other people are going through, you may not want to watch the videos. The videos show actual people overdosing. These are not actor portrayals and they were tough for me to watch. One video shows a mother who had collapsed in a store with her toddler upset, crying and pulling on her to get up.
Not only does this article show the videos, but it also tells the stories of the people in them. These stories are raw, real and at times hard to read. I cannot imagine what these people have gone through during their life.
I won’t go into details as you can look at the article yourself. However, I do want to say I don’t want anything I saw or read in this article happening to you. You can have a wonderful life ahead of you even if it seems hard now. Life is a changing always evolving experience. I know my future is totally different than what I had envisioned it would be, but I am glad I have survived everything I have went through. Life is good!
You don’t deserve what happened to the people in the article happening to you. I implore you to stay away from drugs. The decisions you make as a teen will greatly impact your life in the future. Miraculously the people in the videos survived and some of them have been able to get clean because of the videos gawkers took of them. However, they could have just as easily killed themselves.
Drugs are never the answer. Don’t start using if you haven’t already and seek the help you need if you have. You are special, you are needed in this world, and even if you don’t think anyone cares about you, I do! Your future isn’t written in stone, don’t seal your fate with a gravestone engraved with your name on it way before your time. Believe in yourself and don’t let drugs control you, your future, or whether you live or die.