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Addiction is not as Straightforward as you think

Writer- Banji Coker
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I woke up to the heartbreaking news of a girl called Lizzy, she claimed she was introduced to drugs by her ex-boyfriend.

While I was trying to wrap my head around the story, what alarmed me was the reaction of people to it.

I saw people blaming her situation on poverty, others where blaming her parents, but honestly, all these have nothing to do with why she is an addict.

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From what I understood, she gravitated from weed to cocaine, her ex-boyfriend who played the devil’s incarnate, is not also the reason why she is an addict.

Curiosity makes a lot of people take drugs, but for someone to gravitate to being unable to live without it, there must be something wrong inside.

There may be something she is running away from, there may be something she is trying not to feel, we can’t all be jumping into conclusion.

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There may be something she is trying not to feel…

Like they always say, the best way to combat drug addiction is not to try it, and don’t experience the solace it brings.

Cocaine is very addictive, and in very little time, it gets too late. You are hooked before you can say ‘Jack Robinson’. But before throwing blames at addicts, understand that it is always more than the drugs.

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Addiction comes hand-in-hand with a lot of mental health and emotional issues. People who suffer anxiety might go to drugs to cope, people with depression might also go to drugs and so on like that.

The only way I think addiction can end, is if we look out for, and support each other, I sincerely hope Lizzy gets the help she needs.

 

Note: This article was written by Banji Coker, owner and publishing editor of FibbsKulture 

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Femi

First of all, you didn’t wake up to the news of Lizzy. Liar, liar. Then cocaine is not as addictive as you claim, heroine is worse. I met weed in law school, the struggle was real, i took a few blunts not cos i was curious, but cos i needed a break, a distraction from the obvious reality that i was dealing with. While that is said, i would like to say that an addiction starts with you feeling good about what you do (an apparent wrong thing though). Then you want to try it over and over again until… Read more »

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😂😂🤣🤣🤣 How did you know he didn’t wake up to the news? Did you wake up with him? 😂😂🤣🤣🤣

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Ajibola

Big real deal

Seyi
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Seyi

Nice writeup

Darius
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Darius

We all have our demons. That’s why I have learnt not to judge people battling addiction.

Brilliant piece.

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Obama

I will come back to reply…cos I’m kinda in the middle of something to say what’s on my mind cos I kinda resonate with this.

Bibi Mela
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Bibi Mela

the role of peer pressure in this menace cannot be overemphasized.

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Ezeugo 1

Well I guess food addiction is rare cause I eat anything my stomach agrees with. And trust me, it agrees with almost everything

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Bubu

I have an addiction for makeup 😩😩. I can’t see a makeup shop and pass. I’ll be tempted to go in and I always fall.