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What are the positive effects of drug addiction?
« on: December 15, 2006, 01:10:53 PM »
"what are the positive effect of drug addiction? [sic]" submitted by anonymous

It's hard to determine if this is a serious question or a setup. In any case, the topic may be of interest to others.

Given the number of people who experiment with drugs and the number of people who eventually become addicted it's clear, though not to some, that there are several positive payoffs. A "payoff" is not always healthy (continue reading).

One payoff is attention. When crying doesn't bring a parent running sometimes a baby will bang its head repeatedly against the crib. The reward for the self-inflicted pain, the positive effect, is that it works every time. Someone eventually comes running, feels guilty, hugs, etc. Therefore, the mind becomes programmed to damage itself so as to get attention which it equates with love.

When one messes up life badly enough someone eventually pays attention, usually a public service organization does it for free. Doing drugs is a way to punish parents, teachers, and society for doing such a terrible job. For every drug addict there is a parent, teacher, clergy member, or social worker in the addict's life who is stuck doing his/her imitation of communication with the addict. When communication is experienced it always results in a natural high.

Underneath the need for attention is a drive to make one’s parents wrong for treating them (and each other) so abusively, for not training the addict to succeed. Slow tormenting suicidal behaviors are the best way to get even with one’s parents. Until an addict chooses to heal the child's pain becomes the parent's pain. A parent can't die whole and complete (peaceful & successful) as long as his/her child is living out of a shopping cart or remains an addict or is in an abusive relationship.

The trick with addictions is not to ruin oneself to the point where it's irreversible. Crash but not totally burn—taking as many with you (parents, teachers, social workers, friends, and therapists) as possible. Notice that the vast majority of addicts are absolutely intent on making sure their therapists fail; this in part because therapists do not have a communication-skills coach on speed dial for support when communication isn't taking place with say, an addict.

Some teens can't bring themselves to acknowledge that they are gay so they unconsciously set up life to get imprisoned, knowing with certainty that they will have no choice. Unconsciously setting it up to be forced is a socially acceptable way of trying it out. So too does a teen do drugs knowing full well it will bring (force) outside help into the family.

Every teen who does drugs is communicating that life isn't working at home. It's the way a child rats to the outside world that their parents don't know how to get into communication with each other or them. It's how they embarrass their parents, non-verbally communicating, first to teachers, then to the police, that his/her parents are stuck doing their imitation of communication. The way their parents communicate, their communication model, doesn't produce happiness, aliveness, joy, or satisfaction and certainly not the experience of love. Concept of love yes. The experience of love, no.

Suicidal behavior, behavior we do that we know isn't the most healthful, might not appear to have a positive effect, yet it's a way out of the rat race while getting to blame someone for how life turned out.

A self-righteous person, a person who is stuck in being/acting self-righteous, is addicted to abuse and mediocrity. They unconsciously drive others crazy, even to doing drugs. Such a person holds that their addictions (sugar, white bread, nitrite's hot dogs, condescension, erratic driving, verbally/non-verbally abusing others) are not as bad as say an addiction to alcohol or another mind-altering drug. For example: When a driver intentionally drives less than the speed limit, thereby controlling others, causing upset, they blame the person behind them. This thwarting behavior is called sabotage. Such a person has an enormous impact on his/her community.

The way to drive someone crazy and to do drugs is to play at the level of mediocrity. Parents zone out each evening in front of the TV yet expect their child to do excellent homework; at the same time teachers beg ineffectively for funds for school supplies and parent participation. 

The number of hypocrisies adults support truly blows a child's mind. The paradoxes drive a child to despair. Kids go bonkers when they see their parents treating each other as they do. It hurts them tremendously. Drugs relieve the pain. Teens assume that if these two, my creators and heroes, can't get along then it's hopeless. If they put up with each others abuse then how could I possible do otherwise? If this is as good as it gets through interpersonal communication, then maybe drugs will make me happier. Notice that seldom does one see a truly happy cop; even how police communicate with each other, and the community, doesn't produce happiness.

Lastly, for some, drugs reveal possibilities. There is an underground of therapists who use drugs during a therapy session to expand the mind and to complete childhood traumas. Most everyone knows that The Beatles used drugs and produced some of the world's most memorable tunes and lyrics. Others know from personal experience that realizations and ideas arrived at while high are virtually worthless in the light of the next day. It's as though ideas must be gained and sustained and implemented while constantly high or, one must learn how to create ideas in the everyday reality so that the mind that came up with the idea uses the same reality to implement the idea.

Sex experienced while high though different is not created with a consciousness that allows it to be recreated (in all its magnificence) at will without the drug. It's characterized by control and expectation. Usually one partner has a plan to have sex. There is no space to not have it. The surest way to destroy a relationship is to use a drug for one’s first sex experience with a partner. It completely bypasses the exquisite subtleties of extended foreplay. It will take considerable intention to create magnificent sex with the same partner without the drug. Sex is only a small part of intercourse. The skills it takes to get high naturally through verbal and nonverbal communications are the exact same communication skills it takes to consistently create magnificent mind-blowing sex.

That's it for now. Check back later for edits/additions.


Additions/edits posted 11/8/17

Hypocrisies contribute to some teens going unconscious (escaping) via drugs:

Teens, given a choice, will hang around those who laugh a lot. Most adults have lost their ability to laugh as a teen does, they have become serious and self-righteous. Most adults have lost their ability to communicate and don't even know when they have lapsed into their imitation of communication. Most adults simply don't know that they shut down communication, that they are not a safe space for the truth to be told. This forces teens to withhold certain thoughts. Thoughts such as, "I wonder what marijuana is like." Most parents lapse into their lecture-mode preventing communication from taking place. Thoughts withheld sometimes manifest themselves as actions.

The majority of children are raised mostly by females yet for decades mothers have taught their sons to pay women less. This is a covert acknowledgment by children of dissatisfaction and disrespect.

The Gov't gives money to tobacco farmers yet spends millions on anti-smoking ads and pays farmers to not plant fields in a world in which children die of starvation daily.

Adults say to not smoke but children see teachers smoking on the sidewalk outside the school.

Teachers teach their students to acknowledge their less-than-satisfying education by voting to keep teachers begging for school supplies and financial parity.

When a child rides with an adult who goes over the speed limit it sends mixed messages about rules and laws.

If cops can lie and deceive (sting operations), if the job can't get done honestly, then it means that lying and deceit is sometimes justified if the reason is good enough.

When a teen shoots someone with their parent's weapon, how come the parent isn't punished equally for setting up their child to use the gun?

When a child tells his/her first lie and the parent can't hear it because they are so unconscious it's the beginning of the loss of respect. The child can feel their face hiding the lie. How come the parent can't pick up on such a simple nonverbal communication?

When children hear parents and adults complain and watch them put up with "stupid" problems it absolutely confuses a child, it begins to drive them crazy. It simply doesn't compute, it doesn't make sense, it blows the child's mind. If supposedly smart, educated adults can't change these injustices then life must be truly hopeless. It leaves children with two choices; play at the level of mediocrity like adults do, and learn how to lie, deceive, and get ahead at the expense of others, or go unconscious (through mind-altering substances) and try to survive.