Think about it.
We can not function without our drugs. We scrounge around the house for some extra cash so we can get our "fix". We go through "withdraw" if we skip doses. Without our meds, we could, and most likely will, die. We have no choice and must take the drugs.
A drug addict needs their drug of choice to function. They will do whatever they can do get money for the next fix. They go through withdraw if they stop taking their drug of choice. Withdraw can be so severe it leads to death. They have become victims to the high and addiction.
The only differences really between us and them is that we have no choice in the matter and can not stop without severe consequences, while they took the first hit and were hooked, and can, with help, beat the addiction and get clean.
Something to think about huh?
written as fun and was not meant to portray actual drug addictions as inconsequential.