Hello My Name Is DrugsPosted by Marie Reynolds on
Addiction is a way of masking pain from either emotional, physical or mental trauma.
I saw this poem on a social media site and it touched the very core of me, mainly because I have witnessed myself the horror that drugs can do to families and young people. Now, having a teenage daughter myself I live in constant fear when she will be exposed to drugs, I say when because it is inevitable they are all around us, drugs have no morals, they have no class. I am only thankful and grateful she has a sensible head on her shoulders and have always tried to educate her in the pitfalls of life, I pray that she will always make the right decisions.
This is a poem written by Adam Jon Evans in September 1998. It was used in a performance at Cambridge university for Stoke park school based in Coventry and had the governments chief drugs czar in attendance Keith Helliwell .
The words say everything there is to say about the horrors drugs bring, not only to the individual taking them but also to the families that have to suffer the behavior and the madness surrounding them.
Hello, My name is DRUGS – I destroy homes, tear families apart, take your children, and that’s just the start,
I’m more costly than diamonds, more costly than gold, the sorrow I bring is a sight to behold
and if you need me, remember I’m easily found, I live all around you, in schools and in towns.
I live with the rich, I live with the poor, I live down the street, and maybe next door.
My power is awesome; try me you’ll see, but if you do, you may NEVER break free.
Just try me once and I might let you go, but try me twice, and I’ll own your soul.
When I possess you, you’ll steal, cheat and lie. You do what you have to just to get high,
The crimes you’ll commit, for my narcotic charms will be worth the pleasure you’ll feel in your arms.
You’ll lie to your mother; you’ll steal from your dad, when you see their tears, you should feel bad.
But you’ll forget your morals and how you were raised, I’ll be your conscience, I’ll teach you my ways.
I take kids from parents, and parents from kids, I turn people from God, and separate friends.
I’ll take everything from you, your looks and your pride, I’ll be with you always, right by your side.
You’ll give up everything, your family, your home, your friends, your money, then you’ll be alone.
I’ll take and take, till you have nothing more to give, when I’m finished with you you’ll be lucky to live.
If you try me be warned this is no game – If given the chance, I’ll drive you insane.
I’ll ravish your body, I’ll control your mind. I’ll own you completely, your soul will be mine.
The nightmares I’ll give you while lying in bed, the voices you’ll hear from inside your head,
the sweats, the shakes, the visions you’ll see; I want you to know, these are all gifts from me,
But then it’s too late, and you’ll know in your heart, that you are mine, and we shall not part.
You’ll regret that you tried me, they always do, but you came to me, not I to you.
You knew this would happen, many times you were told, but you challenged my power, and chose to be bold.
You could have said no, and just walked away, If you could live that day over, now what would you say?
I’ll be your master; you will be my slave, I’ll even go with you, when you go to your grave.
Now that you have met me, what will you do? Will you try me or not? It’s all up to you.
I can bring you more misery than words can tell.
Come take my hand, I’ll take you to HELL!
Although drink and drugs were not the cause of Amy Winehouse’s death, she had struggled with the addictions and her foundation works to prevent the effects of drugs and alcohol misuse on young people.