Substance abuse

Numbing is Dumbing

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Emotions, Grief, Substance abuse | 0 comments

Numbing is Dumbing

Right from the start I want to tell you that I dislike the title for this post.  Yes, I crafted the title.  It rhymes and it is provocative.  But it also lacks understanding and compassion.  There are reasons that many people turn to drugs, alcohol, sex, food or maybe just checking out in front of the TV or computer.  Sometimes life feels too overwhelming to handle.  The message that seems to be prevalent, particularly in song lyrics, is that escape is better than reality.  Tears well up in my eyes each time I hear the song “Habits” by Tove Lo.  Here is just the chorus:...

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