By Patwant Kaur
Photo Camila Muradas
Every person who uses drugs in a certain way is seeking to rise in the wrong way. The drug has existed since the human species began to interact in the world. Their use is a momentary attempt to search for pleasure and relaxation. The numbness takes the human being out of his natural state of consciousness and this state can lead the person from the sporadic user condition to long-term addict.
The problem of addiction, more specifically alcoholism, began to be studied around 1940 in the United States. It was from that decade that scholars began to expand research on addiction. The decades of the 60s, 70s and 80s were marked by the exaggerated consumption of various types of drugs. Many people have died and others have become ill for lack of a deeper understanding of addiction.
Drugs promote irreparable physical and emotional damage. Access to information on the subject is available to all, but nonetheless, the problem persists, affects public health and continues to kill. The issue is related to structural problems of society, the family background and the individual’s personal life history. It is possible to identify a huge number of factors that induce the human being to make use of drugs, however, each person is each person and therefore what leads the dependent “A” to use is not the same as the dependent “B”.
There is a study done by psychiatrist Bruce Alexander that point out an interesting result. For him, vice is related to the lack of human connection. In the video below, he explains his experiment better.
Symptoms of addiction to body and spirit
The drug user cannot self-perceive clearly. When the body is intoxicated, the nervous system is compromised, leading the person to have fanciful thoughts that do not correspond to reality. The pineal gland, responsible for intuition, in the long term, begins to calcify by the use of substances. The opportunities that life offers are available to all, but those who are in vice cannot have vision because it narcotizes their natural sensitivity and loses the ability to experience subtleties.
The natural flow of energy from the chakras and the aura are also damaged. When levels of toxicity in the body are very high, stress becomes an immediate consequence. The person enters a cycle of compulsion, use and guilt and feels a lot of sadness and impotence, but this cycle needs to be fed back to make the person feel good again. The body can no longer be without the substance(s). Communication becomes fragile and speech loses its commitment to truth. The electromagnetic field that projects the individual’s presence in the world also becomes weakened. Moral responsibilities are put aside and there is an abandonment of the spiritual side of life.
Recognition of impotence in the face of illness
The price of using drugs is high and the bill sooner or later reaches everyone. In different stages of the disease, there is difficulty of acceptance because the person is out of the natural state of consciousness. Dependence is progressive and has no cure. It can lead to death. The sooner the person recognizes his or her own impotence in the face of the situation, the more likely he or she will be able to rescue their dignity and life. Drugs ruin families, jobs, marriages, material possessions and end up with health. While the dependent remains a victim of circumstances, in family manipulation he unfortunately cannot move forward. Without the help of the groups and a deeper understanding of their own condition, the treatment becomes unfeasible. Recovery requires practical action, the search for a new perspective on life.
According to the video above, if addiction is associated with a lack of connection, naturally the chances of recovery increase when a person is able to include recreation, interaction with others and social interaction in their new addictive recovery routine. The pursuit of a sport, the support of recovery groups, making new friendships are options that can direct you to a new reality.
Support groups for dependents and family members
Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Naranon, and Al-Anon groups support dependents and their families. The involvement of the family is essential, since the family member also becomes ill with dependency. The more information and commitment both parties have the better the chances of recovery. Dependency treatment is based on group sharing, vigilance of one’s own habits, places and people, and prayer.