Letter One…Dear Drugs,

Team LRJ has something to say to Drugs. We decided to write a few real talk letters to let drugs and substances know they do not have a place in our lives. Our mental well-being means more. Our hope is for you to connect to each letter and turn your thoughts to an optimistic outlook to a drug-free lifestyle. LRJ is here to help move you in that direction. Please reach out today if you or someone you know needs support.

Letter One.

Dear Drugs,

“You do help me to escape and forget, but by then I am no longer myself.”


                                                                                                               The New Me


Using drugs can be scary, but the terrifying thing that happens when drugs are ingested is the different person one becomes. One can do or say something that one would never do or say without such an antagonist. Drug use can become a vicious cycle. NIDA (2020) confirms, “When they first use a drug, people may perceive what seems to be positive effects. They also may believe they can control their use. But drugs can quickly take over a person’s life. Furthermore, if drug use continues, other pleasurable activities become less pleasurable, and the person has to take the drug to feel ‘normal.’” The LRJ Foundation supports a drug-free lifestyle. Each day we have the choice to be better than it was yesterday.


Reference: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2020.


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