Opiate Life - The 12 Stages Of Addiction (Part 1)
1. The Honeymoon Period - "Let's Give It A Try!"
Danger, excitement, forbidden fruit. That feeling of stepping onto the scariest, most thrilling and beautiful roller coaster of your life. The sensation of the drug itself is secondary, you feel like you've joined a secret club, an elite group of rockstars, writers, thinkers, painters and poets. You tell no-one, at the same time wanting everyone to know you've tried it, you've done it, and you know what? It's OK.
You don't see the big deal, it doesn't overwhelm you, you're not about to mug a granny for your next fix instantly you realise that whatever you thought you thought you knew before is wrong - and so is everyone else.
You sneer at drug campaigns and laugh as the television shows you yet another story of a junkie on the streets of London, of addicts selling themselves, of what is, in your eyes, nothing but pure propaganda.
Inside knowledge, you know what the rest of the world doesn't. It feels good, it fills you with comfort, sneaking off to get your fix while no-one around you has a clue - oh, you're so much smarter than the rest.
Every hit is tinted with gold, nothing bothers you, and any time anything threatens to burst your bubble? There it is, a warm blanket for your soul when the nights are cold..
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