My Passion For Drug Addicts Essay

703 Words Sep 7th, 2015 3 Pages
3. Art has always been a large area of my life. I have been drawing with a pencil and eraser since I could hold them. My passion over the years has increased in art but I did not want to pursue it by itself. The more I thought about what I wanted to do as a career, I knew I wanted to help people. Art can help so many people by drawing and by viewing, a story lays on every canvas. I have recently developed a passion for drug addicts; I have made several friends with recovering drug addicts. Recovering drug addicts can be the most amazing and real people anyone can meet. They understand the immense pain of life but can still laugh and enjoy life to the fullest while clean. As they have slowly opened up I have heard heart wrenching stories of pain and suffering, but through that I have seen hope and courage in these people. My empathy swells for these people who have been through hell and back. A piece of paper can help anyone escape into imagining the life of a person while drawing a portrait. Colors can be used with imagination to create new worlds from a mind that anything is possible. Drug addicts when beginning recovery have a narrowed mindset of what the world has to offer. With trials and hardships surrounding them in the past, present, and future, they have a hard time seeing what it means to live fully. They are haunted by past abuse and neglect that drove them to drugs. Substance abuse brings trauma and addicts are faced with layer upon layer of traumatic events like…

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