As I wait to hear how yet another young adult that was friends with my son died, I can only shake my head and think, “When will you kids give up the drugs and learn to live?” How many examples of loss do they need to learn that drugs are not the way to live a happy life?!? How much pain can they endure?
But perhaps after each death of a friend, they return to drugs to numb the pain they might feel otherwise.
It’s just so frustrating. I feel like my son died in vain if his friends continue to abuse drugs. They have not learned any lessons going forward. There are some success stories from those who knew my son: one has been successful and finally learned that drugs are not the answer. She went to college to enter the mental health field. Another left the small town pettiness and has learned how great life can be without drugs. Bravo to these two awesome young ladies! I’m sure there are other success stories and I welcome them one and all!
Some of the guys though; they are in need of rehab badly! So maybe they no longer do meth but instead spend every night drinking and smoking pot. Not an improvement guys!
I feel my son had an excuse of sorts — his dad died when he was 15 so then turned to alcohol, various illicit drugs, and finally choose methamphetamine as his drug of choice. Meth basically killed my son because it gave him the “courage” to end his life. Or else it clouded his way of thinking and made him think that the way out of his issues was death. I feel sure had he not been addicted to meth, he would be here today. I would have gotten him out of the small town we lived in Texas and sent him to explore the world. His photography and writing skills could have supported him easily.
Yet, here I am grieving for his friends who continue to loss their friends by their foolish actions.
I beg you TEENS and YOUNG ADULTS – STOP abusing drugs and alcohol! You know you feel better when you’re straight! If getting off drugs and/or alcohol is too hard to do on your own, MAN UP and go to AA! ASK FOR HELP – your parents prefer you alive not dead!
Please before we have to mourn your death, too.
(Would love to hear your comments on this sad topic…)