Originally Posted by Speed Racer
There's no such thing as a completely recovered addict, Val. They're always going to be in a state of recovery, and that goes for alcohol as well as the harder stuff.
Cigarettes too! Any addiction really. (coming from a smoker).
Originally Posted by AnalisaParalyzer
Is it not terrifying that someone you love could become a victim of these drugs or a user of these drugs? Is it not terrifying to think that this could happen on YOUR back door or to YOUR family? I don't want to live in a world like that, and while no, I don't go around cowering or hiding, I believe a healthy awareness and yes fear, are two things that are going to stop things like this from happening again.
There is not one single thing that can stop this from happening again.
The world is an ugly place, in fact the more you know, the uglier it is.
If you are so freaked out I would recommend not bringing your own kids into the world - and maybe working with at risk kids who could potentially turn out to be the crazy.
I'd bet my life someone probably many people knew this person was unbalanced before this event happened. I'd also bet my life that not too terribly many people did anything about that. I'd also guess that before he was a totally batsh1t adult, he was a damaged young man - when he was not threatening and people could have reached out to him.
How many parents know 'troubled' kids at their kids schools? A good number. How many do something, offer support, anything - not many.