The biggest problem in our current society, addiction.

How do we deal with this? We are all 20 somethings caught up in the rat race. Some of us try to get clever and try and make a quick buck or try and get a quick fix. Before you can snap your fingers, you have become addicted to something nasty instead of dealing with your own issues. I feel so sad and broken for these people which we are now forced to call addicts.

Addiction is an illness per many people, an illness there is no cure for. For some reason addicts think they know the best. They know themselves so well that they can’t see how their addictions are affecting their friends and family. Addicts, unfortunately can’t be helped unless they have realised that they are addicted. You can give them your last breath but they will not listen unless they are ready to give themselves over.

How do we prevent ending up like these people? How do we prevent ourselves from becoming addicts? The main reason (personal opinion) that people become addicts is because there are underlying hurt and problems. Sometimes these problems are not from the present but from deep in our past. It could be your childhood or even a previous relationship that could leave you vulnerable to addiction.

The best advice you could possibly get is to face your problems head on and don’t bottle it up. Face the hurt, face the pain, face your demons. There is a wonderful song lyric I always quote “I can’t drown my demons, they know how to swim”. This is what happens when you don’t face your problems and just keep hiding them. Look, nobody ever said life will be easy and that you will have it all.

Life is what we make of it. Nobody owes you a thing on this planet. As soon as you stand on your own two feet, its game on. Life will throw curve balls at you and all you can do is stand there and take it. All you can possibly do is fight back. Don’t give up and fall into the pit of addiction. You will lose at that game every single time. There is no such thing as quick money or a quick fix. Don’t fall into addiction. There is always an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on. You are never alone.

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