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It's so easy to forget that behind the dirty clothes, the drawn face, the selfish actions, behind the syringe, foil or whatever it may be, there is a human being. An ordinary person who has made some wrong choices in life that has led them into the situation they are now in. Do not give up, do not judge. This, the drug addict manages well to do himself.

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This is what the woman behind the blog Rop fra Høyden writes - an outspoken blog that will give a picture of what it can be like to exist as a so-called ROP patient (i.e., with simultanous mental disorder and substance use disorders). Here you read the whole post.

It's so easy to forget, to forget that behind the dirty clothes, the pulled face, the selfish actions, behind the syringe, foil or whatever it may be, there is one human being. An ordinary person who has made some wrong choices in life that has led them into the situation they are now in. 

Only God knows how many choices I would have made differently if it were possible.

Now, there is a human slave behind this mask. Slavery was abolished a long time ago, but I am a slave of my own addiction. Where is the dignity and human dignity?





It is so easy to point out that there are consequences of choices the person has made, but it should be possible to get help to get out of slavery. It should be one of this year's goals, to get as many as possible released from the slavery of drug addiction.

It's been a long time since most people had a real choice, it's a long time since addiction became the master of their lives.

It's unworthy, and we should be able to improve in this area. Yes, the person must have a sincere wish for recovery, but the foundation around, the supportive services, must also be there if the individual is to have the strength to take up the fight against the claws of addiction. Because they are so sharp and painful. 

They bring little or nothing good with them. They just create deep cuts and scars. Cuts that get deeper and deeper, and more and more difficult to heal, as time goes on.





This perspective does not justify violence, theft, robbery, and so on. However, it does provide a picture of how far down in the gutter a person can sink. Maybe even for those who were the best at school, and no one can understand how their way into drug abuse and addiciton was possible.

But one important thing is that even if you need help, you must not forget that the responsibility for quitting ultimately lies with each individual, when you have enough courage.

Until that day, do not give up, do not judge. The drug addict will probably manage this well himself. If you do not always do that much, show that you are ready when the time is to come to take up the fight against the addiction. So that the afflicted person knows he or she is not alone in the world. For God only knows how lonely we are.

So this year's New Year's resolution: care! Do not let anyone fight the battle alone. It is so easy that our burden becomes too heavy to carry, and that one gives up. Be there when the individual is ready, is my prayer.

- From the blog Rop fra høyden (discontinued)

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