Based on personal experience, I could observe that people who consume drugs do it because: #1) They are trying to cover up/hide a part of their lives that they are not content with, they have a void that they try to cover(Numb a negative part of themselves). #2) They have very low-self esteem/self-confidence in order to approach a situation the long-hard working way, so instead they take the easy temporal way out, making them easier to become victims of peer pressure and fall into the wrong hands. Just like the alcoholic drinks to forget, the drug user consumes and might develop an addiction so he/she can't stop feeling good. The truth is, people who do drugs are not authentic. What do I mean by that? When they're high, everything around them seems almost perfect, but you know that everything that goes up, has to come down, so when they get out of the "high stage", their feelings and emotions come crashing down, showing their true colors. Being addicted to substances such as Marijuana makes it think "Oh, I can smoke as much weed as I feel because you can't die from an overdose" is a real misconception, because you don't know what it does to your brain, since everyone's body reacts different in some level to a foreign substance. But nowadays, drug users act as doctors/psychiatrists who know "what it does to them" and how much they can do" in order to "function". Seek help and don't allow drugs to ruin your life.
"I can quit whenever I want to, because I'm in control"
Frequent phrase of drug users who show a clear addiction.
Drugs ruin the most important thing about you: Your mind.