According to SAMHSA, recent findings suggest that cocaine use may be reemerging as a public health concern in the United States. For example, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicates that in 2015, 968,000 people aged 12 or older initiated cocaine use in the past year (0.4 percent of the population), which was higher than in each of the years from 2008.
Why the increase in use of these drugs?
At addiction-treatements.us, we believe that the reason for the cocaine use, is the fact that there is a terrible disease that is ripping through our youth.
It may not be so. Often times in community meetings parents will state that the pressures on their teens are so high. Because the pressures are so high, our teens and young ones are turning to drugs earlier and earlier.
In analyzing the children that I see, I can see that the pressures are increasing but I also see the fact that parents and schools have failed to equip their children with tools that build their emotional intelligence.
Because of sticking to ideals that seem to uphold their families and being rigid in their beliefs, children are often given the end result of fundamentals that take years to create and build upon.
An example is this.
Parent: Just say no to drugs.
Parent: Because Drugs are bad for you and can kill you. They will ruin your future, your friends and everything in between, it will ruin your body.
Child: I will go do drugs, and not tell my parents.
This has made me analyze why the parent was able to stay away from the drugs in some cases, but the child was not able to stay away.
The key here, lays in the relationships which the parent has built. Whether that relationship is found with the supreme, friends, close relationships, at Church, Masjid, or wherever, the relationships that hold that person from doing things destructive, is strong.
This in sharp contrast with children is not the case.
The failure is that we have not cultivated our children to develop the relationships, and we have expected that they develop them too fast.
It takes life times to build character. There is failure, success, and everything inbetween.
So how do we do this?
The answer is fairly simple. But the practice is not easy. Once your children take to this, however, they will realize their true potential.
What is the eastern philosophy on relationship building? Relationship otherwise known as YOGA – is one way.
What is the highest form of this?
It is meditation, and creating first a relationship with oneself. It does not take more than a few minutes to rekindle the relationship. But it must start. And it is the reason why 100,000 people use meditation daily and cannot be touched by cocaine. Its because of their relationship.