Martin Luther King Day has arrived this year. Yes, a day after we inaugurate the 44th President of the United States.
Martin Luther King Day has arrived this year. Yes, a day after we inaugurate the 44th President of the United States. Coincidentally, and almost ironically, he is the first black President, and is reelected. So what does all that have to do with substance abuse? Well, a couple of things¦.
Many people celebrate when a president is inaugurated. Many people celebrate when there is a legal holiday, like MLK Day. Many people celebrate because it's just another day.
Addicts rarely need excuses to do drugs, they just do it because their bodies needs it. But what they need is a core understanding of themselves, in order to not use. MLK Day celebrates the life of a man who stood for non-violent change during the civil rights movement in the 1960²s. While the decision to create a paid legal holiday was anything but a cakewalk, it is a legal paid holiday in all states. And that means that people have a three-day weekend in January, which provides a great opportunity for many to abuse drugs and alcohol.
Abuse of substances is never a great choice, but when you can go on a two or three day binge, without having to face responsibilities from Friday until the following Tuesday, you may find that your resistance is lowered sufficiently to try something œspecial, something you otherwise might not try. And like they say, œI bet you can't have just one.
So how do you avoid temptation? Begin by hanging out with sober friends. Do something that doesn't involve partying, like bowling, or exercise, or going to a movie. Cook dinner for a bunch of people you invite to your house. Go to the beach and chill. There are many things you can do, you may need to be creative, but you used to have fun without getting high, you'll figure it out.
More than anything else, ask yourself if stumbling down the path of self-destruction is really what you want to do. Don't rationalize, just be honest with yourself. And have a great time on Martin Luther King Day!
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