The Beacon in the Sky

Insights for Balanced Lifestyles



The more I am into the field, the more I become cautious to evaluate or judge a situation or a case. I used to very confident to see other’s symptoms or giving out treatment in my head with ignorance. It is my first time to learn addiction cases. And, I realized addiction is not just an individual’s lack of will power or mischievous, but addiction is more a by-product of American culture and social system.


For example, crack or heroin is popular drugs and it was very cheap seemingly. Additionally, people tried to find quick fix and immediate high with their avoidance intention. Unfortunately, there is no other great option to make money or overcome their harsh reality in a social system.

So, can I build the treatment options? Yes, I can build the treatment plans or options, but I am doubt if it would be applicable for the client’s own situations. That was because they do not have an access the decent source from the beginning due to financial reason. Especially, the population under the poverty line would be almost impossible. I need further research and source to practice the knowledge.

Most of all, finding the reason why people begin to drugs is very important. In my case, I got started my smoking for being rebellious and self medicated reason to treat myself. After understanding my relationship to others and after building and learning proper coping skills to stressful situation, I found no reason to smoke.

This is a personal model to figure out to help my self and others. To figure out motivation is prime. Why he started the drugs? However, addictions in general are much more complex than just rebellious or self-medicated in the cases above. That is because it is system not a motivation itself. Consciously manipulated policies and ignorance of humanism are the examples. It is complex. I need to study more and more about contexts and how to build a treatment in reality not in the desk.

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