drug nation

Fuck the pain away.
I mean fuck it, drink it, shoot it, smoke it, snort it, cut it, binge it, purge it all the fuck away.
Get high.
It’s what we do.
—  Nic Sheff, We All Fall Down: Living With Addiction

What will actually reduce drug use and deaths caused by drug use:

  • accurate information about drugs and addiction
  • information on harm reduction
  • focus on solving the problems that lead people to turn to drugs

What will actually contribute to the problem:

  • fear-mongering
  • innaccurate info on drugs and drug use
  • demonizing addicts
  • making it near-impossible for addicts to get jobs and change their situation
  • treating drugs as some forbidden fruit, essentially romanticizing them
  • isolating addicts from the rest of society- singling addicts out as if we’re the problem and deserve to be shunned (looking at you @knowtherealcost

Sometimes its not only about being addicted to drugs, sometimes its also about being scared. You become so wrapped up and consumed in drugs you forget how to live a normal life. You isolate yourself from the world only surrounding yourself with other drug users. At first your having the time of your life, Not even realizing your pushing the rest of the world out. Eventually the party stops. Now you find yourself struggling to live a normal life, whatever that even is..
You don’t remember what it was like to go out on a “date” or out with friends on the weekends. You keep searching for that happiness you got out of life before you did drugs. Your mind is so fucked up. You want a normal life but at the same time you can’t remember what was so great about it? What did you do for fun?
You become scared. Lost. And drugs seem to be the only thing keeping you going.