Drugs, a five letter word that is capable of turning a person’s life upside down. A nasty habit some acquire along the way, and which often causes them to lose their path.
If you google the question “why do people do drugs?”, you will find a vast number of answers, all of which revolve around the same thing: People commonly fall into addiction because they start using drugs to mask certain feelings and emotions, and eventually when they get better because of the drugs, they start thinking that they can’t survive without them. That, however, is not what we are trying to claim, instead, we thought it’s a better idea to ask the people doing the drugs why they started using them in the first place.

1. “When I first started doing drugs, I did it because I thought it was cool. It was fun too, a new experience with your friends that involved a lot of laughter and happiness.”

2.“I did it because my friends were doing it, and I didn’t want to be the odd one out or feel left out.”

3. “Doing drugs messes with your brain. Of course it messes it up too in the process, but I wanted to reach places inside my head that can only be reached with drugs.”

4. “The expected answer: Curiosity. But, why I still do it even after my initial curiosity was satisfied is because when it comes to drugs, your curiosity is never really satisfied. w eshta el wahed kan 3ando wa2t kteer awi w hayato fadya fa drugs was a good option to fill it. Drugs feel good.”

5. “I don’t do drugs, I am drugs.”

6. “I want to tell you that I did it because I felt empty or because I was following the trend, but since this is anonymous I think it’s safe to say that I started using drugs because I was so depressed. I felt like I was going to explode. It’s stupid, but I was in so much pain that I chose to inflict more pain on myself by starting another bad habit. There is nothing I regret more.”

7. “I was depressed, so I used hash as an antidepressant.”

8. “I was lost. There comes a point in your life where you find yourself uncertain of everything, so when a friend offered me a smoke, I obeyed. I knew it was wrong, but drugs were just offered to me on a silver plate. I didn’t have enough strength in me to say no to that.”

So what is it that leads some of us to do drugs? Is it the emptiness, or our desperate need to fit in? Or could it be that we are so lost, so sad that we delude ourselves into believing that drugs are the solution to our problems, not the cause of them. Tell us what you think in the comments below!