About 2 years ago, I remember we were running a social youth organization. We used to conduct various kinds of events targeted to youth for their empowerment and betterment as a whole. One of our members came up with this idea of providing counseling and motivation to the people who were into drug, alcohol and other kinds of addictions.
So, today I will share with you my experience of meeting them in person. Furthermore, I will be sharing my experience with one specific person among all of them. This incident has been one of my unforgettable learning experience in my life.
So, we had a psycho-social counselor who took a 2-hour-long session. During this session, he conducted numerous exercises. One such exercise was a drawing session. The participants were asked to draw sketch and use crayons to depict the most painful incidents of their life. The time allotted was 30 minutes and then came the time to go for the presentation.
There was a boy who was roughly in his early 20s. He was a drug addict. He had drawn three images. He presented those three images depicting his brother, sister-in-law and their baby with whom he lived. He said that he didn't like his brother and sister-in-law but he couldn't even see teardrops in their child's eye. The child also loved him and would cry in his absence. Since he had issues inside his family, he got into depression, and then he got into drug abuse. He complained that their family could never understand his feelings and emotions. No one knew what he was going through. He broke down into tears during his pictorial presentation.
There were a lot of people who shared near similar stories. They all had this thing in common. They were all bad in someone’s eye and good in someone else's. It is all relative. You like someone and someone doesn't like you. But, when you have bad relations and conflict inside your family something bad is bound to happen. Despite being a rational person, I have belief in the spiritual power too. I think all the stars influence your activities. They know your activities and will bring results either good or bad considering the kind of efforts you make.
When there is continuous conflict inside and outside, people enter into mental diseases like anxiety, depression, etc. and for immediate relief they use drugs which lead them to drug abuse and addiction, subsequently.
So, the first and foremost thing is that you must have good mental health. To have good mental health, you must have peace of mind inside and a peaceful environment outside where you live, work or study. Mental health is equally important as your physical health.