A friend of mine who I was trying to convince to stop using drugs recently opened up and told me that he'd lost all hope. That if it weren't for drugs, he'd probably have killed himself a long time ago. And this happened because his addiction robbed him of everything he held dear. When all was gone . . . No one wants to get to that point where they lose hope completely. Attempting to deal with problems using drugs will most likely multiply your problems and make it almost impossible for you to solve them all. There's but one way to deal with problems — do something. Try to solve the problems. Don't run. That's true. Don't try to run away. Face and overcome the problems. This way you won't be enslaved by drugs forever because for as long as yo use drugs, the problems you are trying to run away from will remain unsolved.