drug of a 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