Last week, on Monday, February 12, 2018, the first sanctioned Temporary Overdose Prevention Site (TOPS) in the province opened in London, Ontario.
Why is it that we grow up being told that drugs are bad, and yet there are so many popular songs that talk about and suggest doing drugs and partying? How come there is a deliberate divide between morality, lived experience and media?
Note: This graphic (in the Gallery) is about substance use specifically but addiction can be about other behaviours, like gambling, pornography, gaming, Internet use, etc.
Be less dependent on my family
Make better decisions
Spend more time with Mom
Cut down my smoking
Keep my doctor’s appointments
Be more in the present
Be less of a burden to my mom and brother
Find a job
Stop using drugs
Stay on my medications
Stay out of the hospital
I want to be:
The best person to you
A good memory
The trigger for your smile
Your peaceful warrior
I will try my best to not abuse you with:
In return, you will help me achieve:
There is not much discretion when it comes to me choosing a mate when I’m ill. It seems that my M.O. is to fall for someone who also battles some form of mental illness – be it anxiety, depression, addiction, paranoia – the list drones on.
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Freedom from fear
Drugs help you see things in different ways
Drugs enhance creativity
Drugs are one big cop-out to what real life should be
So why am I still high?