PUSHING YOUR CHILD INTO ADDICTION

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By Lito Gruet

It has been said that the No. 1 reason people get into drugs is “peer pressure”. WRONG! Friends are the “trigger” that hasten addiction, but they are not the root of addiction. WRONG UPBRINGING IS!

Shabu, Cannabis, Alcohol and other drugs are NOT the gateway! TRAUMA, CHILD ABUSE, MOLESTATION & INCEST, NEGLECT, ABSENTEE PARENTS, INFIDELITY, VIOLENCE, IRRESPONSIBLE/ENABLING PARENTING, BULLYING, FEELING UNLOVED OR UNWANTED, plus DRUGS AND ALCOHOLISM AT HOME are “THE” gateways to addiction!

When a child experiences growing up in that kind of environment, slowly but surely it is a growing recipe for disaster. A tragedy just waiting to explode! And more often than not the family is unaware of the brewing rebellion, pain, frustration happening inside until the time comes the troubled child will seek refuge elsewhere just to stay away from home and escape the harsh reality of life! (Others simply commit suicide). Enter THE “SAVIORS”… the so-called ‘friends’ and drugs!

Thus, drug abuse, hyper sexuality, violent behavior and self-harm are the SYMPTOMS and not the cause. Find out the cause!

As a parent, are you aware of the non-verbal cries for help? Are you blind to see all the red flags your child is manifesting? Or you simply just don’t care? If you are an indifferent and irresponsible parent…BAKIT KA PA NAGKA-ANAK? Pinahirapan mo lang sila sa mundo!

A child becoming an addict or user doesn’t necessarily mean it is always the parent’s fault. There are many loving and responsible parents who do their best to nurture their child properly but sometimes it is how the childs brain is “wired” which makes them predisposed to some form of addiction. Notice how a role model family has at least one child that goes astray? You cannot blame the parents for this.

If you have a dysfunctional home, CHANGE AND FIX IT! Better keep an eye on your children because they become the victims, the collateral damage of a hostile and toxic environment. And for the responsible and caring parents? Educate yourselves on the dangers of drug abuse so as not to remain IGNORANT of the risks and warning signs you may be overlooking. This way you can teach your children to avoid the danger lurking everywhere. Yes, no child is immune, no matter how well guarded and loved they are…

Remember… no one planned to become and addict or alcoholic in the first place right?

Lito Gruet
Ex-model
Ex-actor
Ex-addict

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