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Halloween and Substance Abuse: Comparison and Contrast

Halloween is approaching and so are the Halloween parties. Here is a list of comparisons and contrasts between Halloween and substance abuse:

  • On Halloween, people pretend to be someone or something they are not.
  • Drugs alter how a person thinks and feels and can alter one’s perception of reality.
  • Kids gather large amounts of candy that can spike blood sugar levels, feed cavity-forming bacteria in the mouth, and lead to hyperactivity followed by a sugar crash.
  • Drugs can also increase energy for a time, followed by a crash.
  • Halloween parties are common.
  • Parties with drugs or alcohol are too common.
  • Children or youth often go trick or treating with other people.
  • There can be a social aspect to drugs and drinking.
  • Halloween only occurs once a year.
  • Drugs abuse occurs every day.
  • Parents go out with their younger children to watch them as they trick-or-treat.
  • Youth secretly take drugs and alcohol. It’s even sadder when parents knowingly condone, allow, or enable drug and alcohol use.
  • Halloween generates mucho moola ($$$).
  • So do alcohol and drugs.
  • The tagline of Halloween is “trick or treat”.
  • People who abuse substances pull illegal “tricks” to get their “treats”.
  • Halloween can be a fun time for families and communities.
  • Substance abuse brings tears, heartache, and trouble.

What additional comparisons or contrasts do you see between Halloween and substance abuse?

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This is not a licensed or medically-approved program or treatment. Rather, this site teaches timeless principles, that if applied, can help people overcome their addictions or other bad habits. In the case of prolonged or intense drug or alcohol use, we recommend that you work with an addiction or medical professional, especially before you first stop consumption of the addictive substance. In the case of alcohol, not doing so may result in death. In the case of other drugs, a professional may be able to reduce the discomfort of withdrawal.
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