When someone important in our life dies, we are in a state of timelessness. Time stops, time does not go on anywhere around us, and our lives are put on hold for a while until things begin to hit us with reality again. This is how the funeral industry is so rich. We make our decisions for our loved ones while we are in this stupor of timelessness, and are completely unable to make rational choices for ourselves or other people.
The death of a loved one may also bring on a drinking binge or drug abuse binge, just to prolong the lack of feeling. For, as we all know, when we come out of that stupor, life, reality, and all of the pain hits us in the face like a brick wall traveling toward at freeway speeds. Therefore, when people do start feeling the pain of a lost loved one, this hurt is so bad that they will do anything to get rid of it, even resort to short term drug or alcohol abuse. Now, all of this sounds very reasonable, except that the need to hide the pain often turns into a long term situation.
You see, hiding from the intense pain of something, rather than choosing to feel it as it’s happening in real life, really delays the pain until another time, a time when you are even less able to deal with it than you are right now. So, for that reason, doing something to delay pain will only cause you more pain in the end.
This is not to say that anyone in their right mind goes through this rational process when they are dealing with the death of a loved one. They merely react to the situation, however they do it, and it may be in a healthy way or in an unhealthy one, and there is very little that you can do about it. However, if you run a company in which this person works, you may want to keep an eye on them, particularly the results from your drug testing program. In this respect, you will need a reliable company like Mediscreen, NATA accredited for workplace drug testing, and a leading collection agency in Australia. We bring mobile drug and alcohol testing to your business door: (+61) 1300 79 70 40.