Don’t be playin’ them too close to you; trust no stranger,
Keep yah money in your damn socks; around here there’s danger,
Don’t be runnin’ your fuckin’ mouth; people’s a gamer-changer.
Always be reppin’ and steppin’; don’t mean mug without reason,
Be strapped and ready with a knife; it’ll be some goddamn open season,
Follow gang code whether in or out; break the code and it’s fuckin’ treason.
Real snitches get stitches and fall in ditches; bitches just screamin’ and gettin’ shot,
Get in jail and do your damn time; don’t act out like a pussy and be put in a slot,
Anyone wrongs the top dog or the gang king; they get smashed and left alone to rot.
Fuck you, weed.
Fuck you, shatter.
Fuck you, drugs.
I want to be freed,
I got my ass handed on a platter,
No more drugs but more hugs.
Thank you, nurses.
Thank you, voice that reasoned with me.
Thank you, for letting me be myself.
Maybe there’ll be more cases,
But I hope I will see,
That I need to take upon myself.
What is real or fake?
For fuck’s sake.
Brake before I break.
I realize what’s at stake.
Doing drugs to mute the pain,
The fault of this all is my brain,
I’m not right as rain,
Is it really all in vain?
Can’t just shake that belief,
Everyone giving me grief,
Smoking up some kief,
Vying for any relief.
To you it’s unreal,
To me it’s real.
It’s not you that has to deal,
It’s me that has to feel.
b ACK TO BACK EPISODES
i RRITABLE AT ANYTHING
p SYCH MEDICATION FOR LIFE
o UT AND IN HOSPITALS
l ONG CYCLE OF MOODS
a LCOHOL AND DRUGS
r AMBLING MANIA
s CREAMING INCOHORENT VOICES,
c LASSIFIED AS CRAZY
h ALLUINCATING REPLACEDS
i RRATIONAL FEAR THINKING
z ERO MOTIVATION
o BEYING DOCTORS AS A REQUIREMENT
p ARANOIA OF BIZZARE PROPORTIONS
h OPELESS OUTLOOK
r ECLUSIVE HABITS
e VIL CONSPIRACIES
n ICOTINE ABUSE
i LLOGICAL DELUSIONS AND BELIEFS
a BNORMAL EXPERIENCES
There’s been a common theme going on that I’ve noticed recently, which is how people look down to drug addicts and wholeheartedly believe any stigma or stereotype surrounding addiction and drug users. There are groups of people that believe that addiction is just an attention whore trait or even a hoax made by drug addicts. The situation surrounding drugs in North America has reached cataclysmic properties because of the increasing rate of overdoses, addiction, and stigma.
I’ve observed that people try to assume they think they completely understand how an addiction feels like, or how it’s like for the addict. It’s something every addict knows yet it’s so mysterious to others who weren’t touched by addiction. I find it obscene and demanding when people imply heavily that the drug users can stop when they wanted to, with a snap of fingers. Some individuals who suggest that addicts have it easy usually hasn’t even laid their eyes on a drug, let alone struggled with real addiction. It shows how poorly educated people in general are, in regards to drug knowledge, which is morose.
Stigma around drug addicts is rampant around people in general because the news media has consistently featured horror stories about drug abusers and their crimes. I’ve always thought there was just one difference between regular crime and drug-related crime; the fact a drug is involved. There might be a higher incidence rate regarding theft in the drug addict group, but I’ve noticed that people act as if the crime would have never happened if there weren’t any drugs involved. I completely disagree with that statement because yes, of course, there are people out there who aren’t drug addicts and still commit theft. This also applies to any other crime that exists, because crime will still occur even if every single drug in the world was eradicated.
Now, what should people do when they encounter an addict is to realize that they are addicted to certain substances, but please don’t patronize them or act as if you know better. Do not be condescending; it never helps when your words slice through the addict like a knife. Try to empathize if you can, and try not to judge a book by the cover. Most importantly, just treat the users as if they’re human beings because they literally are. C’mon, people.