Some of the nicest people I know have struggled with drugs or alcohol at some point. Maybe they were just looking for a way to escape the negativity of society.
"I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive."
Drugs worked, they allowed me to free myself temporarily from my suffering by helping me to check out. Checking in, is something that must be done without drugs; and it will allow you to free yourself from your suffering eternally.