#5 Thinking

Although I still have not found a topic that I am concrete on, I am getting closer.  I have looked at multiple of my peers blog posts and have noticed how different everyone’s is, yet they all have interesting topics.  So why can I not pick just one of these?  Why are there so many topics in the world that I would love to change but can’t come up with any?  Anyway, I am still thinking about drugs and how they affect us and our community.  A few of the topics on this blog site include the risk of drugs and the affect they have on loved ones.  I am interested in this topic because I have family and friends that I know have been affected by some sort of drug problem.  Even though I am not the most qualified individual in the subject I still firmly believe that this is the right thing to do and one of the best.  If we can help the drug users and their families then both them and the regular citizens will be better off and more safe.  Some of the questions I have about this topic include:  What can we do to stop this?  Which is a quite general question but how can we help if we don’t know what to do?  Another question that I have is where in the world has the biggest drug problem and what can we do to advertise this?  How can we have people care about the cause instead of just listen to what we are saying about the problem?  Most people don’t have empathy when it comes to drug users because it is their fault they got into it in the first place, which for the most part is true.  But, when you think about it, they are just people like you and me, they are someone’s kid and they just got themselves into trouble.  We can help them get out of that trouble.  We can help them live their life.  We can make a difference.

Sidney Carr

3 Responses to “#5 Thinking

  • Sidney,

    Sorry we didn’t see you on Saturday! A portion of the day was brainstorming/collaborating with those who might have similar topics/ideas. I had an interesting talk with a “group” where addiction was a shared trait. I think that this group might be of interest to you, the only person who was there Saturday from the “group” was Kati (that’s why I put group in quotations). She and I talked for a bit about how addictions develop. We discussed psychological and environmental factors to addiction. As you consider your topic, or others, focusing on the “root” of the topic might allow you to find shared purpose with others.

    Let me know if I can help in any way!


  • Beverly Moss
    4 years ago

    Hi Sidney,
    Narrowing a topic can be difficult. I’ve been through that. Because drug addiction is so pervasive in our society and so complex, it’s hard to get a handle on how to attack the problem and how to make your topic manageable. This morning, I watched a story on the news about the growing number of college students who are using adderall, a drug used to treat ADHD. The problem is that these students do not have ADHD. I think the story was on NBC if you want to check it out. I wonder if you might find some background information on drug abuse/addiction in Vermont high schools or Vermont colleges and universities. Maybe you can even talk to drug counselors at drug treatment centers. You started out mentioning that you haven’t settled on a topic, but you are really passionate about focusing on the impact of drug addiction on families. I bet you are closer than you think to nailing down your topic. Good luck.

  • Hi Sidney,
    I think have some great ideas, whether they are concrete or not, I think that you could have a great project that a lot of people would be interested in, even if they have ideas for other projects. Drugs, and drug users are a really important thing to look at, especially in Vermont. I cant wait to see what your project turns put to be in a month or so.

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