Everybody looks at you with reproach…you are married to dope. It’s more than half your life. It is your life. All you want is to be high. And if you are sick, all you want is to get right. It all comes down to one thing: The first time you did heroin you felt better than you’d ever felt in your entire life.” (David “Wilson”, 41, former addict)
This essay is about heroin, but it equally applies to prescription pain meds and any number of other addictive drugs.
I am reading a report on the growing crisis with prescription drug overdoses, more on that later.