I’m in a really curious mood this week because I’d love to get some feedback again. I’m currently addicted to a show called Intervention. It’s a weekly documentary show about addictions and getting people into treatment unknowingly while a camera crew follows the subjects around town. I recorded another documentary movie recently called Montana Meth which illustrates the problems Montana has policing their recent meth explosion. These two shows can be painful to watch on many levels, but the drug problems in our country aren’t going away fast or anytime soon.
For whatever reason these types of shows are extremely fascinating to me. I think it’s because I was fortunate to grow up in a family where drugs weren’t used. My parents never even smoked cigarettes. I learned by their example and was thankfully never all that curious about drugs of any sort. I’ve honestly never even inhaled ganja. Sure I had my opportunities to smoke up starting in middle school and all the way up to present day, however I abstained. I’m not naive enough to know this isn’t the case for everyone.
This is where I hand the baton to you, the readers, for input. I would love to get your candid insight on drugs and their usage. Fill me in on what you know. Maybe you’re a parent and have used drugs in the past and don’t want your kids to even try. What are your plans? Perhaps you used drugs in high school or college and were able to squash the desire. How did that work? Why did you get started? Was it peer pressure? Did something dramatic happen in life which caused you to turn to drugs or was it more about social acceptance?
For those who have never tried them, why? What kept you away from experimenting? I’ve given my reasons above, but I’d love to hear what worked or didn’t work for others. If for any reason this topic makes you uncomfortable, feel free to use a fake name and email address when commenting. I want to have a frank discussion about this serious topic. I realize some of you may want to take a pass on this topic and that’s quite alright with me. I truly understand why you might want to sit this one out. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
TODAY’S RULED OUT BABY NAMES: Shelby, Kitten, Scamp, Justy, Largo, and Carol.
P.S. the mailcarriers aren’t the only people delivering these days.