The other day I was listening to Hopsin’s “Gazing at the Moonlight” album and he brought up a really important point in his song “Chris Dolmeth”. Though people tend to classify drugs and alcohol as black and white, either it’s good or bad, the world tends to have more than a few gray areas that we seemingly always end up in.
In “Chris Dolmeth”, Hopsin’s best friend started messing with the crystal and although the result was terrible as he ended up hurting his family, friends and selling his valuables for more drugs, in the short term it was really hard for anyone to see much danger in his use. He didn’t start out doing too much and it actually helped him focus on school, do his homework and just get motivated for his day.
Hopsin talks about how it was hard for him to justify helping his friend to stop doing crystal meth when it seemed to help him so much and might ruin their friendship if he tried. Although drugs might not terribly affect someone from the beginning, it’s almost guaranteed that they’ll be worse off in the long run.
As a friend or family member, although it might be hard and not seem worth the trouble, you need to lend a helping hand when drugs and alcohol get involved. Sometimes, it’s tougher to do the right thing than to go along with the crowd.