A Wakeup Call

I am not sure what is compelling me to post the following, but maybe just one person will read this and, after reading it, will take a look at those around them that may need help. Too often parents miss the obvious signs that they have a child on the brink of stepping across the line.

Sometimes they just don’t know how to deal with it. Sometimes they are just blind to what is happening.

This was written by a dear friend of mine in another country. The same problem is running rampant around the world, in the U.S., in Latin America, Europe, etc.

Here is what this concerned individual wrote.

She arrived at court looking pretty. Almost her old self. Gave me a grateful hug for being there. The magistrates court was very busy … Filled to over flowing with broken people, a man who turned to drugs for comfort while he nursed his wife at the end of her life. Young people who had disregarded their conditions of probation…. Drugs, drugs, drugs.

When the judge addressed this young woman he said that she is a pin up poster of youngsters who start in high school on marijuana thinking that it is harmless fun. Well it isn’t! It is the start that leads to destroyed lives. In sentencing he found no excuse for drug induced behaviours and absolutely zero tolerance of attacks of any type on medical staff in emergency wards.

He was sick to death of druggies coming in requiring several of the emergency staff to attend to them while there are people in dire need of assistance waiting for help! He said that he intended to send the community at large a strong message that this was not acceptable!!!

He did that and we as her family are shattered. How did this beautiful young woman who had everything going for her end up here. It is not too late. She can still make good choices… I only hope that she does. She has the full support of her family to help her climb back up that difficult road, if that’s what she wants.

You can feel the concern. You can feel the love. My heart breaks for those closely involved.

7 thoughts on “A Wakeup Call

  1. Very moving, very heartbreaking, and telling considering the push for legalization for what some consider a gateway drug here in the US. Some countries populations have been able to handle legal use with maturity but here the results are already showing spiraling problems for our youth. Here people don’t want to believe that their family members could have undiagnosed mental health issues which drive so many to self medicate in the first place. It’s all so sad.

  2. Addicition to drigs is a illness. Harsh sentencing does not solve the problem. Early intervention with compassionate treatment is the best way. This judge made a bad judgement.

  3. Beautifully stated Steve. Prevention is also critical. An awesome read in the science of the mind (and our living cells) that is easy for those not in the field to follow is Molecules of Emotion – By Candace B. Pert, Ph. D. From candacepert.com, “While a graduate student, Dr.Pert discovered the elusive opiate receptor, a major step in the advancement of neuroscience, which won her boss a Lasker Prize in 1978. … At the time of her death in 2014, Dr. Pert was working as the Chief Scientific Officer of Rapid Pharmaceuticals, which she co-founded with Dr. Michael Ruff. The company continues her research on Peptide T and an AIDS vaccine, in addition to developing new peptide drugs for traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and neuropathic pain.” There are countless reasons, physical and mental, people reach to drugs in the first place. Understanding, noticing needs and having healthy alternatives for those needs available would go a long way in preventing a problem early on. (17+ year chronic pain endurer here fortunate enough to have proper resources, loving family, wonderful friends and for me faith has helped tremendously.)

  4. T- this has nothing to do with the US, as you would understand if you had read, what was posted. The reason I posted it is to allert adults to be aware of what is going on in their children and grandchildren’s lives.

    What or how the judge ruled has no bearing on the wake up call. You can’t control what any government does.

  5. Thank you for pointing out Don Ray that this particular case was not from the US, we do not have magistrates courts. Thank you for posting the article for that ONE person who needs to read it, who can recognize the silent cries for help in their loved one.

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