Drugs-They Ain’t Worth It
Maybe it is because I just finished the Heroin Diaries, or maybe I’m just feeling extra sensitive to this kind of thing today. Last night I went to a local bar to see a band play, and the lead singer had obviously had too much to smoke before the show and was high out of his mind. And if that wasn’t enough, he was taking tequila shots onstage. Had it been any other time I probably would have just laughed and ignored it like my friends did, but last night I just couldn’t help but think of what a waste it was. Now, this is a pretty good band, and they were even good while playing drunk and high, and their intoxicated antics were pretty funny to watch…just ridiculous, really…they didn’t make me want to see them again, though.
Now, I’m not going to be the AA police, everyone today knows the harm that drugs and alcohol can do to one’s health, so there isn’t any point in rehashing all that. No, what you put in your body is your own choice, and if for some reason you want to risk it, go right ahead. That is your choice to make.
No, the reason I think people shouldn’t do drugs is because they make you look like a damn fool. I can’t understand why a person would want to stand up on a stage in front of all their friends, family, and fans, and perfect strangers, staring blankly out into space, stumbling around, and ranting into the microphone about how drunk they are. All those people who admire you, and you’re gonna turn up and make an idiot out of yourself. How do people think that is a good idea, or even fun at all? I would think it’d be embarrassing, more than anything.
And then of course there is a more “severe” case like Nikki Sixx’s…which is just heartbreaking. I think after reading that book, I have more firmly grasped exactly how dangerous and devastating drugs can be. Anytime you put strange chemicals like that into your body, you lose a little bit of control over your life. Whatever potential you might have if you were clean, you lose half of when you’re on drugs. They surely don’t help. I’m sure Nikki would be the first one to admit that he not only played the part of a fool while on drugs…he hurt his family, embarrassed his friends and coworkers, and he very nearly paid the ultimate price for his addiction. And it all began with that first smoke.
yea, ask Nikki Sixx if he still thinks the drugs were worth it.
Its not that I didn’t already know all the facts and the consequences. Its not that this has been some sort of revelation to me. I guess all that has really happened is that I have become so much more convinced that drugs of any sort are never something I ever want in my life. I have a pack of cigarettes on my dresser right now, but I’m not going to smoke one. it is starting to gross me out just to think of inhaling that stuff, and it’s just tobacco, which I’m around every day (I live in North Carolina, for goodness sake…tobacco-growing capital of the world) Not even something all that serious. I just don’t want to be under the control of anything. I want to be able to think clearly and rationally, and not have to deal with an addiction. I don’t want to give myself away like that.
Maybe my life is taking a turn for the better? I don’t know. Anyway, I’m glad for once I feel like this, now. maybe one day, everyone will agree.
Now theres a rock star worth listening to 🙂 he’s a good guy at heart…