I am an addict

Not all addictions come in a pill

For the past seven years I have gone through life pretending. I pretended that I knew what life was like without taking the recreational drug that everyone is taking. I pretended that I could be high on life without this drug, and that my experiences were equally valid and enticing as the experiences of everyone who is β€˜in’ on the drug. Three days ago I finally succumbed under a cocktail of peer pressure, envy, and curiosity. As my partner is an expert at the drug, I knew I would be in safe hands, just like she was excited to finally indoctrinate me to this popular experience.

The first day I dabbled, then the next day I jumped in head first with a larger dose. I instantly felt the intoxicating powers and irresistible appeal and I acknowledged that my life from now on would in fact be different than before... enhanced. I was in a complete trance; captivated, stimulated, and seemingly incapable of tending to anything else than my high. Yesterday was the third day.

I wanted to catch up with the rest of the world so badly. Now that I had acquired the taste, I wanted to be an overnight expert. I binged. For more than eight hours I sat numb on my couch. I overdosed. And now I feel like an idiot, an amateur. Confused about my next steps I felt like sharing my experience with all of you.

My name is Jesse Houk, and a mere three days after my first taste of season 1 episode 1, I watched the entire third season of Game Of Thrones in one sitting. #got #drugs

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(from Facebook, May 10th 2019)

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