People have this misconception that a “Dope Addict” wants to “get high”
In reality, what happens is their bodies become addicted to opiates, commonly found in many drugs (over)prescribed.
When an addict “shoots up”, he/she is doing it to keep from feeling like he is dying. Body tremors, sweating, stomach cramping, tachycardia, etc.
Not to mention the horrible psychological games your brain plays with you.
Imagine you decide to start a diet… You know you need to for your health. You go a few hours on this new diet and the cravings start, if you have low blood sugar your hands start to tremble, you start sweating. Then your brain starts convincing you, “Oh, you don’t need this diet. You are fine the way you are. If people can’t accept you the way you are, screw them!”
So you give up and eat what you shouldn’t eat, all to stop the cravings!
Afterward, you feel like a total failure and tell yourself you will try again tomorrow.
Now imagine this times 1,000!
Someone addicted to opiates is going through this but their life really does depend on it! They try as hard as they can, but the body is fighting every effort they make.
Instead of condemning them, let’s help them.
Copied from Facebook post by Yvonne Harris