Monday, September 9, 2013

Syria Surrenders?!?

Chris Newcomb, M.Div.
If you've been watching the news recently, the international community has been on  edge watching the middle east pressure cooker that is about to explode over Syria's supposed chemical weapons of destruction.  Things have been tense for days with sword rattling on all sides.  Some believe it's the beginning of the end of the world.  I don't know about all that but I do know not have a war is a great idea! Today, it seems, Syria is willing to surrender, at least, let's hope so.
In light of these international events, it got me thinking about the war on drugs.  This is a war that will probably never be won although anything is possible.  I wonder what it would be like if all the people in the world who use drugs decided enough was enough and just handed them over.  Wouldn't that look would be amazing!  Can you imagine people from all walks of life embracing a sober life and driving up to the police station to turn in their stashes of heroin, bags of pot, their rock and their blow without repercussion?  Amnesty, as it were.  Regardless of where one sits politically, I have to admit that I think that would be the coolest thing ever!
The truth is people do not need drugs.  We are born without them.  Life is beautiful.  There is no reason to alter your conscious to 'get through your day'.  That doesn't mean that life can't be difficult or even trying at times.  However, I think that people are highly adaptable and resilient and they can overcome just about anything life throws at them (See:  Christopher Reeves, many of our soldiers injured in war, etc.).  If they can overcome such huge obstacles without giving in to getting high then so can anyone who is currently using drugs.  I have a dream, to borrow a hallowed phrased, that one day everyone will be drug-free on our planet.  I have a dream that crack and coke and pot and heroin and pcp and mescalin and molly, spice, weed, acid, 'shrooms, bath salts, and any other drugs that people are abusing are obliterated from the earth.  I have a dream that one day there will be cures for all diseases so that those who suffer with chronic pain will be freed from the shackles of physical pain as well as the pain of shame and guilt for being addicted in the first place.

Until that day, I will keep dreaming, encouraging, helping, and supporting anyone who is willing to venture over to the sober side of life.  It really is worth the trip.  The scenery is beautiful and the waters great.  So, come on in.  Surrender.  Get sober.  You'll be glad you did!  By the way, may there be peace in Syria.  Soon.  At The Coleman Institute, you are very important to us!  We specialize in helping people get clean and stay clean.  If you or someone you know is in need of detox from alcohol, benzos, opiates, Methadone or Suboxone, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart at 1-877-773-3869. 

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