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Drugs, Alcohol and Depression

Posted by on Saturday, August 22, 2009, 16:34
This news item was posted in Children category and has 1 Comment so far.

Being a teen is a hard job. It seems like everyone has expectations of you, your friends, parents, teachers, relatives, and employers. Sometimes you may think you life is out of control.

Your body is changing rapidly, and you may be worried about your looks, your emerging sexual feelings, and what other people think of you. On top of all that, you probably have schoolwork, family issues, a job, and sports or other activities to handle, all these pressures can leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed out.

The one who generally has the highest expectations of you may be you. Guess who usually has the least confidence in you? That’s right, you. It is normal to feel shaky about growing up, how your life is changing, and what the future holds. You may wonder if you are good looking, smart, cool, or talented as other people, you may be hiding your true self because you think people won’t like the real you.

If, on top of everything else, you are also depressed, life becomes even more difficult. It may help a little to know that nobody goes through life without hurting some of the time. No matter how good looking, intelligent, successful, or popular you are, you will still feel pain. That is the way life is: W e lose people or pets we love, we go through breakups, and we hurt others or make mistakes. Why? Because we are humans, and life isn’t perfect.

How do you cope when your life feels out of control? Maybe you wish something would make you feel good, like you think everyone else feels. Or maybe you are looking for comfort. If you reach out for drugs and/or alcohol to feel “better” the toxic chemicals become a way to hide from reality. Drugs and alcohol can’t help you cope with your pain, make you feel better, and put you back in control of your life. Only you can do these things.

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1 Response to “Drugs, Alcohol and Depression”

  1. 23 August, 2009, 13:09

    Interesting and informative. But will you write about this one more?

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