People end up losing loved ones and they never ever get them back. In many cases, the person becomes a shadow of who they used to be. Their primary goal is to try to get drugs and they are not the happy, reliable family member or friend they used to be.
Drugs have a very negative impact on families and loved ones. Many people get caught up by enabling the drug user through no fault of their own. Drug users are unfortunately very manipulative in nature and the further in addiction they get, the more manipulative they become.
The truth is that addicts are so deep into their dependence that they end up spending every waking moment obsessing about how they are going to get more of the substance they crave. As a result, this is what can happen in a family:
- Extreme sadness
- Depression in others
- Instability for children
- Psychological and emotional damage
- Financial stress and strains
There are many documented cases of someone on drugs hurting their family members or even killing them. Extreme drug use can lead to mental illness which may include hallucinations and delusions. It can also trigger and activate underlying mental illnesses which can be very dangerous.
The dangers of drugs are very serious and that is why it is important to be able to prevent addiction right from the start. No one should wait for substances to destroy their life or the lives of their families. It is simply not worth it in any way, shape or form.
The harm that drugs can do to children is completely irreversible and should never ever happen. No one should ever take drugs at all and if they want to do act in an irresponsible manner it should be done far away from children.