I saw the video below on Upworthy.com and thought it was brilliant.
Mr. Ferguson was honest about his own problems from the past and showed a great deal of empathy for those who are currently suffering from substance abuse issues. And of course, being who he is…the video was funny while maintaining the seriousness of the subject.
Well done, Mr. Ferguson. Well done. And thank you!
If you or someone you love has a problem there are places to get help, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (which I highly recommend for any type of substance abuse issue) and Al-Anon (support for loved ones) and Alateen (support for teens who have been affected by someone else’s drinking).
I’ve posted about substance abuse issues previously. Here are my favorites:
An Inside Look at Alcoholics Anonymous – a guest post by Darlene Steelman. Her blog, Sober Living – Life at Full Throttle is absolutely amazing and has a ton of information about getting clean and staying sober.
What is Al-Anon Like? – a guest post by Christina Stachura. This post is has been my most viewed since I started this blog. I don’t recall a day that someone hasn’t looked at it and usually more than one someone.
Prescription Drug Abuse is Still A Drug Problem. I talked about my experience working with those addicted to prescription medication, which is every bit as dangerous as being addicted to illegal substances or alcohol.
If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs or if someone you love does – please seek help.
I’d like to thank Kristen Lamb for sharing this video on Facebook which brought it to my attention.