What I Learned About Drug Abuse and Alcoholism in High School and the Motivation and Inspiration For My Enhanced Self Esteem and Self Worth

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When I was a sophomore in high school, I registered for a drug abuse class. At that age, I did not realize that alcohol abuse actually was a sub category of drug abuse. While taking this class and learning more about drug and alcohol abuse and particularly about alcohol side effects, I read a lot about Alcoholic Anonymous, their meetings, how their programs have twelve steps, and how successful the Alcoholics Anonymous recovery program has been for people throughout the world. I also learned a lot about alcohol rehab and the various alcohol rehab clinics that are frequently available to alcohol abusers.

Injurious Results That are Correlated With Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

Some of the injurious results correlated with alcoholism and alcohol abuse that I learned about in this class without a doubt startled me. The ruined lives and countless serious issues experienced by most alcohol dependent individuals made me feel like I never wanted to drink alcohol when I became old enough. Stated briefly, I did not want to face the disaster and ruination that alcohol addicted individuals almost always experience.

Think about this for a moment. What fifteen-year-old person wants to face premature death due to his or her drinking behavior? What young person wants to become so out-of-control regarding his or her drinking that ingesting alcohol becomes the object of one’s life? What adolescent wants to go to one of the local alcoholic rehabilitation centers to deal with alcohol-related difficulties before he or she becomes twenty-one?

What youth wants to deal with alcohol withdrawals when he or she tries to quit drinking? Why would an individual engage in drinking to such an extent that it would cause difficulties in every area of his or her life? Drinking later in life after a person has a career, a family, and develops personal responsibilities makes sense. But why would a young person want to sacrifice his or her education, employment, finances, and relationships for a life that focuses on abusive drinking?

These issues were so important that I discussed some of them in class throughout the school year. What was completely incredible to me was the number of students who simply didn’t care about the dangerous consequences of irresponsible drinking that I talked about. It was almost as if they couldn’t be troubled with reality and how these consequences can demolish their lives. For the first time in my life I started to figure out something that my grandfather used to tell me all through my youth: you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.

It’s Invigorating, Important, and Beneficial to Keep Yourself From the Unhealthy and Debilitating End Results of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

And even at my young age, I also began to comprehend how invigorating, important, and beneficial it is in life to keep yourself from the damaging and unhealthy end results of alcohol and drug abuse. And realizing this gave me the inspiration and motivation to further boost my self esteem and self worth.