Other drugs are more subtle. Cocaine tells us "I don't really use coke. Do you have some?" We might see speed or MDMA as some type of adventure trip. Opiates on the other hand make addiction and it's physical dependence very clear to me. It's starts with the dream that ends, a runny nose, a twitchy legs and huge pupils. It says "Bitch, get up." Heroin was the only pimp I ever had- that drug had me working 24/7.
My addiction may be different but the suffering is all the same. The only difference between me and many others is I drove that car until the wheels fell off. I abused my body, my mind, my spirit until recovery was my last option before death. Make no mistake- heroin will kill us. The bitch demands a body daily, a sacrifice to our utter distain for the evidence of our inability to function as normal human beings.
I will send positive thoughts your way today if you are using drugs. I will pray for the dealer denying life in every plastic baggy. I will give my love for the hooker who is taking an extra $20 to not use a condom right now. I will grant you my readers the option to release your pain in these four paragraphs. Chose to live today. Make just a few good choices. Love the body you are in and nourish it with forgiveness. Pray for change.
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