Reasons Why I Will Say No To Drugs And Alcohol

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Many tragedies happen in our life that we cannot control. Whether they affect you or other people they are going to happen, it is inevitable. But just imagine causing harm to yourself shortening your life. I am going to give a few reasons why I say no to drugs and alcohol. The first couple of years of my life were pretty awful. Up until I was around 12 I was mentally and physically abused by someone in my family. Even though that was happening I never thought once of using drugs and alcohol. I still do not think about using drugs or alcohol and these are the reasons why.

I know how it feels to be treated poorly and I never would never let the influence of drugs or alcohol make me hurt someone, mentally or physically. According to Foundations Recovery Network,” Over time alcohol and drugs have been linked to anger and aggression. Alcohol, stimulants (cocaine and methamphetamine), anabolic steroids, marijuana, and other drugs have either been used to ameliorate uncomfortable emotional states or have been implicated in the precipitation of anger and aggression. Not only do many of the mood-altering substances impair perception but also there is proof that alcohol and drugs — through their ability to alter neurotransmitter levels alter mood state.” I personally don’t know why you would do something to increase your level of anger and aggression. I could not imagine how much worse it would be for me, as well as the people around me.

So many people helped me get through my situation. I don’t know how I would be able to live with myself if I just turned around and used drugs and alcohol. The people who have helped me have done too much to deserve that. I feel that I owe them that, I will never do drugs or drink alcohol because they have done so much for me. I know doing drugs and alcohol will not help me complete anything I desire to do. Unless for medical purposes, drugs and alcohol only make people worse, not better.

Lastly, I want to feel. I think I would rather go through everything again, not to feel nothing. Not only that but I got help so fast but if you’re addicted to drugs, the chances are you don’t want help. I am very fortunate to have the people around me that I do. I have a great family and great friends so why would I want to feel numb. I want my life to prosper, I want to have fun, and I don’t want to waste it feeling absolutely nothing.

I don’t want to hurt people, take advantage of the people who helped me, and I want to feel. These are the reasons why I will say no to drugs and alcohol. I hope the people around me chose to do the same as well. 

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