It’s absolutely strenuous enjoying someone you appreciate struggle with drug addiction.
I had an aunt who succumbed to it years before our best neighbor from high college started to use opiates a year or so after all of us graduated.
It started with alcohol use after his parents let him drink at family celebrations when he was only 16 years old. As he got older, he realized the buzz from alcohol was simply not enough. He started falling into the wrong crowd, as well as before I knew it he was no longer a steady guy in our life. I went off to college as well as didn’t see him for a few years until I returned home for the holidays during our junior year of undergraduate college. He was homeless as well as begging for change on the corner where all of us used to hang out after college. His eyeah looked vacant as well as he didn’t think myself and others when I walked up to say high. Before I knew it a cop was walking up with handcuffs as well as our neighbor was arrested. They said that he stole a man’s purse only minutes earlier at a grocery store a few blocks down the road. That was rock bottom for our friend, as well as thankfully he got the help he desperately needed. He no longer touches strenuous drugs as well as alcohol, as well as instead he finds relief for his mental health problems in cannabis. He’s a medical cannabis patient in our state as well as he shops at one of the local marijuana stores frequently. He said that high THC cannabis concentrates like hashish, distillate oil, as well as live rosin helped him kick heroin. He explains that the concentrates give him a replacement high that allowed him to get used to no longer having heroin in his system. Nowadays he rarely even gets cravings if he’s using cannabis always.