Drugs are bad. Period. We know that. We know that you know that too. But just how badly can drugs destroy your life? If you’re still considering whether you should quit drugs, we hope that after reading this article, you will be convinced that you should rise above the influence and lead a drug-free lifestyle. Here are 4 personal reasons why you should quit drugs:
1. You lose control over your actions
When your mood and general functioning depends on a single substance you have to take every day, you lose more than just the price of the drug. When you are addicted to a psychoactive substance, your brain literally changes such that you no longer feel rewarded by other things, such as relationships, achievements, or even hobbies. This means that your brain, and thus action, is only driven by one thing: drugs. You become the slave of the drug.
So if you thought that it was your choice to be taking drugs, think again.
2. You lose the ability to love and be loved
Humans are social creatures, but the physical changes in the brain caused by drug or substance abuse take away your ability to build relationships. Think about the last time you got a hug from your mother, that last time you laughed over a funny video with a friend, or the feeling you had when you first held his/her hand. Drugs take these things away from you, but it is not too late to walk away and back towards your friends and family.
3. You have to live in constant fear
When you’re taking drugs, there’s no escaping the fear that the next knock on the door might be a police officer. You will always be afraid that someone in your family or group of friends might find out about your dark secret. It is a tiring and stressful state to be in 24/7. Eventually, it almost seems as though everyone might be a threat to you, and you go further into isolation.
4. You can seek addiction treatment anonymously in Singapore
If you are able to afford it, there are privately-run confidential addiction treatment services such as The Cabin Singapore where you can get treated by professional addiction counsellors. For those of you who prefer to keep your drug addiction a secret, these services are something worth checking out to start your journey towards a drug-free lifestyle. You can find out more about drug rehabilitation in Singapore here.
A drug-free lifestyle is always within reach
All these reasons are on top of the negative consequences your drug habit brings to your health, family and friends. If you need more convincing about why you should quit drugs, head over to read some stories from our clients who have managed to rise above the influence. You can also talk to our para-counsellors online here. Alternatively, you can find out more about free addiction treatment services available at NAMS.