On the other hand, what if heroine was legal? In a way it is, in the form of the wildly accepted prescription drug, OxyContin. Your neighbor may be a closet heroine addict and not even know it! From that page:
What is OxyContin?
OxyContin (“Oxy” or “OC” on the street) is a time-released pain medication. It was developed in 1995 for people needing around-the-clock pain relief, so they don’t have to take pills as often. OxyContin contains oxycodone, which is an opioid drug, like morphine, codeine, heroin and methadone.
WTF? And we wonder why our screws are loose in this country?
Let’s face it, we are vulnerable and addictive creatures, but I still think the fact that “drugs” are illegal in this country is comical. I especially enjoy the buildings that proudly raise the sign, “Drug Store” above their bricks.
“But those drugs are good for you!”
That is some funny shit! But, like they always say, “Follow the money trail.”
At the core, this is all about stimulation. We need energy and stimulation to feel good! And who am I to argue with that shit?
Is feeling good too much to ask?
Think about it, alcohol is basically sugar and alcoholics tend to replace their drinking with pies, candy bars, and cake. Who can blame them (me)? It feels good. It fills a void. It numbs the pain.
“a medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body.”
Everything is a drug!
In a way, drugs are simply energy (good and bad).
Cold water on a hot day. Good news otherwise introduced into your body by a cell phone. Negative thoughts under a blazing sun during an Ironman. And cotton candy.
I guess it all comes down to drawing the line. Understanding how to corral destructive behavior. Stopping when we’re ahead.
I often think about life as a series of transitions. Getting out of bed, into the shower . . . into your car for work . . . getting to the next mile marker. Each one of those actions takes energy and motivation has to come from somewhere. Mostly, I think the best solution is getting your body and mind in a place that understands your purpose and passion. If that foggy-headed transition needs an occasional bump of sugar, so be it.
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