rebelmouse wrote:3)I visit several years places for drug addicts, my conclusion is that most of them have "adapted character", it means they started to use drugs because they adapted themselves between friends who used drugs.
many present societies are hegemonic, people "must" be adapted, when they have friends who are junkies, they will adapt themselves between junkies. so parents/teachers should learn children to use their brain instead to learn them to be "united or adapted" in society. unadapted person will not use drugs even if he/she is everyday with people who use drugs (I am such example). but adapted persons always make pressure on unadapted, to be the same as the rest of the group, so many times unadapted person must show strong will in refusing of drugs, it means in refusing to be the same as friends.
It still has to start somewhere. Peer pressure can't be the reason for everyone or it wouldn't have started in the first place. There are many other reasons people do drugs, including reasons people do other activities. Curiosity, pleasure, and diversion are some reasons people do drugs. To point out the obvious drugs are chemicals that induce an altered state of mind. Nothing inherently wrong with that. Experiencing altered states of mind can be fun, and in some cases can help provide insights such as with psychedelics. Thinking in different ways can help provide other perspectives.
The problem isn't drug use itself, the problem is addiction. I think the main reason people become addicted to drugs or gambling or sex or anything is that instead of just doing it to have a good time they use it as a crutch for all their problems. Usually people who become addicted no matter what the addiction is have problems with low self-esteem, feelings of incompetence, or depression. I think many of these feelings are the result of the society we live in, the inequities in wealth and power, and the 'values' people are taught by it that encourage people not to feel good enough if they don't meet up with certain standards. In an anarchist society people would have higher self-esteem, because they would be in charge of their own lives and wouldn't be trying to compete to get to "the top". Bonds between people cooperating together as equals are stronger than bonds between masters and servants, so people would be a lot more supportive of each other and feel more like they can open up about things, so people would have a lot more support if they are feeling bad.
In the end a few people might still become addicts, but I think it would be easier in an anarchist society to kick the habit. They wouldn't have to worry about being chastized by the community and could get help with their addiction more easily. And even without force there would be social sanctions. If you don't work and so don't produce anything to share nobody in the community will want to share anything with you. I doubt an anarchist would just let the addict starve, but the addict would find that others were less and less willing to produce things for them. It might then dawn on them that the reason they can't produce anything to share is that they're always high and then they'll get help.
"The measure of the state's success is that the word anarchy frightens people, while the word State does not."
- Joseph Sobran