having more drugs available to the population makes a culture better. That is like saying
“How do you heal an alcoholic? Give him alcohol”. Addictive behavior is very complex, and
unless one is drug-free, they don’t even begin to understand the issues and what is involved in healing – physical, mental, emotional, psychological, biochemical, socially, financial and nutrigenetical. The idea that “Say ‘No’ to drugs, didn’t work. Well then, let’s say ‘Yes’ to drugs”. Is incredibly simplistic, unskilled, uneducated and immature thinking. And it is part of the addictive thinking structure. Addictive thinking is very black and white, on or off. People are not! They are complex and have the full spectrum of human emotion…Whether they express it overtly or not. Addictive behavior, whether it is low level, like a little alcohol every day, or high level – full blown addition, is not resolved by taking more drugs. It is resolved by addressing the CORE issues underneath why someone is using some drug to deal with life. A healthy person does not have the belief that they NEED some form of drug to make it through life. Health begins with our beliefs about drugs. (I am talking about alcohol and caffeine too. They are as much a drug as any other). To heal completely means that we believe that we can get our human needs met without some drugs and we have the repertoire of behavior to do so. (This of coarse happens after we address that core issues of why we can’t make it through the day without alcohol and caffeine …)
…I think that if someone has an idea of how to deal with addiction problems, they should spend 5 years without ANY drugs, including alcohol, marijuana, and even sugar (which destroys our immune system). Then they will get a view of whether their ideas really work.
Drugged out, and healed / healing are two COMPLETELY different things. At this point most people (in US) have some form of trauma or ptsd. And most want to run away and not address the core issues underneath their avoidance patterns. People spend so much time, energy and money on their denial patterns that they don’t have anything left to address the core issues.