Thank you to the mother who had the courage to stand out there today to make a statement, out of love for her son and to everyone’s benefit.
Every 5 days, someone’s loved one overdoses on opioids in Sudbury. Let that sink in. It’s about time the truth comes out. And many of us already knew this. We knew the stats weren’t right. And some of them still aren’t.
Maybe someone should educate on the effects of these drugs beyond imminent overdose. Not everyone can walk away from addiction. I don’t believe so anyways. It’s like saying we’re all strong in the same ways. We aren’t.
Maybe some true and lived experience of these drugs on someone off of them, and the side effects they live with now. Are they able to work? How did their cognitive abilities change? Is it permanent. How were they before? How are they now? What could they do before that they can’t do anymore? Did they develop a mental illness? Are they now medicated? Do they even realize how they’ve changed cognitively?
Why? So people, the young people, understand that OPIOIDS is not a word we throw around for fun, mess with and joke about. There’s absolutely nothing cool about it. Sign up for a ticket to hell. Chances are, you won’t be coming back. All your worst nightmares will come true as you watch yourself lose everyone you ever loved. And you will choose the drugs/addiction over them. Every day you will feel like you are crawling out of your skin.
Is it a good thing the heat is being turned up for the dealers? You bet your ass it is.
It’s not enough to say: Drugs are bad for you. You knew this. And you did it anyways. So suffer the consequences.
We have ELEPHANT t-r-a-n-q-u-i-l-i-z-e-r-s on the streets for crying out loud. One grain. One grain of that, mixed in with anything, one time, and you’re done for. Say good bye to your mother. To your father. To your little brother and sisters.
The dealers work through kiddos. Do you understand that? One weak link in your circle of circles, and you’re toast in today’s teenagers lives. The need to fit in. To prove yourself. Maybe a hard event in your family life. Needing to make money. Those are nothing knew. The drugs on the streets? Those are.
It HAS made its way way closer than you’d think. As is human trafficking. Keep your eyes open folks. It is all linked together.
We may not all walk the same walk in life, and we don’t need to, but we all cry the same friggen tears when we lose our loved ones. Especially when they’re young with a full life ahead of them. And limitless possibilities. Which describes every child/teenager.
We have a huge problem and the streets are most definitely at an all time low, safety wise.
There are a lot of people out there who are not themselves. Don’t judge them! These deadly drugs have reduced them to absolutely nothing. Not everyone on drugs is living a cyclical family experience. There are all kinds of circumstances where people feel so helpless to change things in their family, in regards to a loved one.
Might you be the one to show compassion and give a kind word to remind them that they are still human? These things can be changed around. In their circles they hear plenty of garbage. Be the voice that has a humane thing to say. And if not a voice, then remember how they say, the eyes are the windows to the soul? What are your eyes saying? You pitiful thing? They don’t need that.