Saturday, December 26, 2015
Motivations for use of illicit, mind-altering (psychoactive) substances include a need for group inclusion and validation; a temporary escape through euphoria, and a means of coping with stress or anger. Illicit substance use also offers distorted reality, impaired judgment, loss of inhibition, harm to relationships, wasted time and money, impaired work performance, and diminished mental and physical health. Recognize the social and environmental contexts in which you make poor choices, and don’t place yourself in such situations.
If you desire to become a needy, dysfunctional, isolated prisoner of drugs, use them to alter your consciousness. If you desire to become a healthy, liberated, responsible, and creative person, choose reality. Use your strength and discipline to intentionally and deliberately avoid drugs. Your positive example can be a gift to humanity.