We live in an era where world is moving fast and technology gripping it’s way on to the human civilisation. We’ve seen issues arising due to various haphazards of steadily moving pace of the changing dynamics in the world. We see a deteriorating environment, a stagnant life style and our youth turning towards the deadliest of deadly ways to escape from reality due to various reasons.
The girl who’s always the happiest and bubbly with the biggest social circle friends has started sitting alone and stopped hanging out with her friends.
The boy, everyone is crazy about in high school for his expensive rides and extravagant parties has shaky hands and slurred speech everyday he wakes up.
The jock who used to be the star player of the school basketball team have been missing five previous practice sessions.
The girl who has been topping in all the semesters have suddenly dropped grades and on the verge of failing in Maths.
Do we see a common pattern in the above instances; they’re kids, teenagers leading a simple life, seemingly less complicated but we see a behaviour pattern that is rather baffling as it’s absurd on their part.
I’m not trying to draw conclusions, but coming from where I come and experiencing what I’ve experienced.
Drug Addiction is a disease that can affect the happiest of all, looking for a euphoria to have a good time to someone trying to fit in their peer group no matter what, to someone whose baggage is filled with grievances and pain.
No reason is valid but none is invalid.
Kids in their teenage try our drugs sometimes, for all the reasons and that take them in a loop and breaking out from that pattern is really hard.
I’m not here as a solution provider, if I had the solution I would’ve changed the dynamics of the situation of this world, in a smaller part or larger.
I’m here to talk about the compassion, the love these broken beautiful individuals need to cope up, instead of shutting them off your lives, let them in, help them. If you see any absurd change in their behaviours, talk to them, try to know the problem before the problem becomes the reason for them to escape the world in the worst way possible.
Share their happiness, share their griefs. Be the friend, the parent, the guardian that the situation demands. Be soft in their most vulnerable moment, be tough in their most awake moment.
Awareness is the key to help. Don’t be embarrassed that your kid or peer is a drug addict, please help embracing them by getting rid of the stigma attached to them.
While world is moving ahead and our youth deteriorating, let’s come together. Share the love and humility for our children, for our siblings, for our friends, for any and everyone cuz their lives matter.