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Asked: 2018-03-16 07:05:55
I’m teaching Sunday School for 7th and 8th graders. I think it’s important to educate them about real-world topics such as drug abuse and addiction. How should I explain addicts and who they are and why they are that way? This is out of my regular scope so I need advice!


Answered: 2018-04-12 05:58:39

I can only hope that you yourself do not find yourself an addict, but if you do please dont feel alone. There are plenty of people who feel alone, but if you look on findrehabcenters.org you will find a huge forum full of people with questions and answers to drug related problems including addiction. I have been addicted, and I guess I always will be, but this site, helped me remember I was not alone in my problems. It provided many answers to all my questions and when I was finally able to admit I was addicted they made it easy for me to find the help I needed to get help.


Answered: 2018-03-17 13:57:59

Good on you for trying to educate these teens at such an important point in their lives. You should be proud of yourself. I would explain that addicts are people who have become dependent on drugs or alcohol. This means they essentially can’t function without these substances, and if they don’t take them, they feel sick and depressed. I would add that these substances affect the brain in different ways and people become addicted to the feelings they get when they take drugs or drink. I think it’s also important to bring up that drug addiction can affect people from all backgrounds, ethnicities and income levels.


Answered: 2018-03-27 17:02:26

I read this on my phone as I sit at a narcotics anonymous meeting which is about to start, I look around me, and all I see is a room full of my peers, but to some, you would find, Moms Dads brother sisters, cousins, best friends, addiction effects people of all kind.


Answered: 2018-03-17 18:18:47

It’s great to hear that you are trying to help these teens make informed, educated decisions when it comes to drugs or alcohol. I would tell them that addicts are people who have developed an addiction, or dependence, to dangerous substances like alcohol or drugs. I would say that this causes them to make poor decisions in their education, work and personal lives. It’s worth noting that addicts become physically and mentally addicted to the drugs, and without rehab or medical attention, could die from their habits.


Answered: 2018-03-19 04:00:14

I am a well raised Mom of twins. My parents never divorced, I have one Dad for my children, we are still together and live on a ranch. I live comfortably and still became addicted. If you google just for today na you will come across a poem that helped me in my addiction. I read it every morning to remind myself not to use.


Answered: 2018-04-11 19:33:26

psychology today says that initially, the decision to use substances is a conscious choice, but as addiction progressively taks over a persons life, he or she loses more and more of the ability to exercise control over his or her thoughts, feelings, impulses and actions. The ability to make conscious choices fades as the unconscious influences of the rear system located deep within the primitive survival- focused midbrain override the sophisticated decision making abilitlties of the more highly evolved prefrontal cortex. The addiction literally takes over your body becoming a disease. Anyone can be an addict! It effects the old and the young, every race.

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