drug addiction

anonymous asked:

The way tumblr talks about how alcoholics and smokers being that way because illnesses/class/race/insert thing here, makes me really uncomfortable. I'm a recovering alcoholic and it's definitely because my depression/social anxiety that I started to drink. But all this "uwu it's ableist to call someone out on it", just no. Please call me out on it, because my drinking habits were not okay and depression is no reason to excuse it. I don't want encouragement, I want to quit for my own sake.

Exactly. Mental illness and other issues might explain the root of somebody’s addiction, but that doesn’t mean that their habit should be condoned. Acknowledging the roots of addiction should be a single step in the journey towards recovery.

And let’s be honest, a lot of addicts are “privileged” and can’t use certain statuses as an excuse.

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“You’re growing up. And rain sort of remains on the branches of a tree that will someday rule the Earth. And it’s good that there is rain. It clears the month of your sorry rainbow expressions, and it clears the streets of the silent armies… so we can dance.”

- The Basketball Diaries (1995), Dir. Scott Kalvert

Okay, besides the fact that drug testing people for welfare is extremely useless, costly, and inefficient; drug addicts/users deserve food and housing just like anyone else. Stop acting like you care about who uses welfare and just admit that you want drug addicts to die when you say you want to drug test people for welfare.

Something Every Addict Goes Through
  • Me:Okay, I'm going to save the rest of this for tomorrow.
  • Me 45 minutes later:Fuck it, you'll figure it out. IT WONT EVEN HELP THAT MUCH TOMORROW ANYWAY, MIGHT AS WELL GET WASTED TONIGHT SO I GET MY MONEY'S WORTH, FUCK 'JUST GETTING BY' YOU'LL DEAL WITH THE PAIN
  • Me the next day:Why am I so fucking dumb

you don’t stand w mentally ill people if you don’t stand with drug addicts. you don’t stand with mentally ill women if you don’t stand with junkie women.

the war on drugs is classist and racist and has murdered and destroyed countless lives, and it’s rhetoric exists in policy and in our minds and social rhetoric. isolation and shame is the last things addicts need. addiction is not funny. addiction is not a character flaw. “junkies” and “tweakers” are not a laughing matter, or villains. they are vulnerable members of our society who deserve full compassion and respect. 

Addiction is shooting up in the nearest Wendy’s bathroom because you simply cant wait any longer. It forces you to call your dealer at 12:03am because your money just came through and you’ll be damned if you have to wait until a more reasonable hour. It’s crawling around on the floor desperately hoping to find a random pill or speck of drugs you dropped. It’s not just because you cant wait to get high. It’s mainly because you cant spend another second rocking back and forth, staring at the clock, wondering how only 5 minutes have passed. Addiction is impatient, unforgiving, and manipulative. Don’t test it. If you go in thinking you’ll stay in control, you will lose, and you’ll never be the same again.
—  Thoughts from a recovering addict