The “War” on Drugs (Rant and Reflection)

Everything concerning drugs: medical and recreational is messed up. Everyone wants to fight the war on drugs and stop the distribution, we have our DARE programs and commercials.

 

None of this is working obviously …and that is because we don’t address the actual issue.

 

The issue starts in mind, we don’t address mental health while talking about drugs.

 

Mental illness plays a critical role that leads to drug addiction.

 

From my experiences with taking medication for mental illness,

 

The medication isn’t that great.

 

I only took the medication when I wanted too, and when I felt great, I stopped taking it.

 

I am not the only person who struggles with taking medication consistently and honestly it does not make sense to put people who struggle with inconsistency in the first place to take medication.

 

Not only is taking the medication for mental health is negative but also everything that happens after you receive your diagnosis which makes life a lot harder.

 

People view you as different.

 

Some loved ones will never understand

 

And Medicinal Industry sees you as a test subject rather than a human being.

 

The War on drugs is an excuse for not doing better in the mental health field as well as incriminate African Americans.

 

If the United States really wanted to fight the War on Drugs than a good start would be at the root…mental illness.

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Pick One Thing and Stick To IT

Someone once said that it is wise to become a Master at one thing. That is hard for me because I love all things art and I dabble in all things art. It’s hard to settle down. Even in Film related areas, I can’t just pick one thing. Before I decide to settle down I would like to try one more thing: making my own film. I have been trying to buy a camera for the last couple of years. I even choose my computer because I wanted to film. Life, bills and more situations seem to get in the way of my goal.

When I finally get my camera, I would like to do some short film projects along with experimental videos. I want to play around with the aesthetics of filming and make something beautiful. It is another way for me to explore the ideas inside my head.

For me, my perfect medium is a way to effectively explore my ideas. I want the product to be something I am in Love with.

The one thing about my love of art is that it is so expensive. I have always been an extremely creative person but coming from a one-parent household and living pretty nomadically makes things hard. Hopefully one day I can find my medium and stick to it.

Let me know your thoughts and what medium works for you!

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Not Doing What I want

This year I decided that I was going to take me seriously. I began to blog and do my other projects but ever since I have been writing and focusing on projects I forgot an important component, love. What do I love to write about, what do I love to do. Me.

I had been researching about a Niche that I would like to write about and doing SEO research. I’ve dabbled in a lot of things which was fun but what about tending to what I love.

I searched for my solution by pausing and looking at the bigger picture. What can wait and what can change.

Since I want to make yet another change for my script I decided that writing a script can wait…or at least I can spend less time writing it. I want to finish it and I am going to finish it but right now it is time for me to focus on me.

Many things, stressors have been happening and I use being busy as an escape. My escape can only last for so long. So now I am going to take care or me.

The Anxiety Challenge:http://loveandmarriageblog.com/11-day-anxiety-challenge/

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Aspirations

How To Write a Story: The Process of Writing and Tips!

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