Honestly, for this gruesome scene, the questions that came to my mind were more like this. If a vampire and zombie bite each other at the same time who becomes what? Or do they switch roles? Or is a hybrid created?
No. What is really happening is a drug addiction that turned into a gruesome event.
There will now be an onslaught of politicians shouting to make bath salts illegal, but that does not solve the problem.
Governments get attacked for the harms of “legal highs”, and but once they make them illegal, politicians are no longer held responsible. Then, the “victims” of legal highs become outlaws for whom government cannot be held responsible.
Stories of psychotic reactions to illegal drugs, like cocaine and amphetamines, are no longer newsworthy, but they happen. Bans are often a neat trick for placating voters, but have nothing to do with making society safer and happier.
What we need is to bring these problems into the light before they lead to future zombie attacks. In all seriousness, we want to have a real dialog about the reality. Drug laws are political.
Our first video comes from Ben who had a near death experience after heart troubles induced by bath salts.
“Bathsalts are very dangerous they should be used with extreme care or not at all. I’ve took adderal and extreme amounts of caffeine and have never felt anything close to that. Be very careful if you have to use this stuff.I personally will never use this again and I advise you not to. Especially if you have a heart condition. I’m guessing the only reason I survived is because I am still young and my body can recover itself.”
If you or a friend has tried bath salts, and knows what it’s like, please post a video about your experience.
Everyday, people start on the path of addiction without even realizing. It starts with a single drink, or the puff of a joint. It may seem harmless enough at first, and for many it is. For some, however, it is the start of a lifelong battle with drug addiction.
For many, alcohol or marijuana is the first substance they experiment with. It is easy to rationalize use, especially when so many of ones’ peers are using with no foreseeable harm. The next day, the addict will simply awake and life goes on as usual. At that moment they don’t feel like an addict because things haven’t gotten out of control and it hasn’t become habitual, but the seed of addiction has been planted.
People all too often don’t realize that they are becoming addicted until the damage is done. In hindsight, it is easy for people to recognize when the problem began, but at the start, it is difficult to see what problems lay ahead.
The following video is of Jacob a recovering drug addict and member of the Treatment Is Hope community. In his testimonial video he explains where his addiction began and how he has coped with it. After suffering from addiction heroin for several years, Jacob decided to make a commitment to change. It started with taking that first step – seeking treatment. Now being sober he’s healthier, happier and ready to truly live his life.
Steve B. was a successful professional with a loving family but almost lost everything to his alcoholism. After inpatient rehabilitation followed by several months in extended care, he is working on healing his relationship with his wife and kids and with himself.
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The purpose of Treatment is Hope is to send a simple message to those suffering from the disease of addiction: Recovery is possible.
Addiction is a disease that takes a major physical, spiritual and psychological toll on individuals and families. Yet, more than half of those who suffer from addiction don’t get the treatment they need. Some common reasons are denial; unwillingness to stop using; financial constraints, work, school or family obligations; doubt that they can be helped; and a fear of the stigma against addiction treatment.
By creating a space in which those who’ve been through treatment can share their experiences through video messages, we are dispelling those fears, eliminating the barriers and opening up a path to recovery to those who have yet to seek treatment.
If you’ve been through treatment and have found a new happiness without drugs or alcohol, please consider sharing your message of experience, strength and hope by uploading a video. Your video could be the one that sparks an addict to seek the treatment they need.
By participating in Treatment is Hope, you will be staying true to the 12th Step: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts.