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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.

READ: Emotion is a Lie

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
Femi
7 months ago

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 »

Darius
Darius
7 months ago
Reply to  Femi

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

Ajibola
Ajibola
7 months ago
Reply to  Femi

Big real deal

Seyi
Seyi
7 months ago

Nice writeup

Darius
Darius
7 months ago

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

Brilliant piece.

Darius
Darius
7 months ago

I didn’t see any link like that.

Darius
Darius
7 months ago

Yeah, I just read it. I’m battling with the first addiction. My phone is taking over my life and I need help.

Obama
Obama
7 months ago

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
Bibi Mela
7 months ago

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

Ezeugo 1
Ezeugo 1
7 months ago

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

Bubu
Bubu
7 months ago

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.

King Blessed
King Blessed
4 months ago

Number one way to be hooked in the trap of addiction is solace seeking, it can be so painful when you don’t have positive arm to lean on at a time it most needed.

We tend to pick up habit(s) that can blind our emotion/pain as quick solace, then addiction results.

Then curiosity and bad company make it worst.

But, one thing is certain, anybody can overcome addiction if they are privileged to have good company, and get solace in God.

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