Of Course it Hurts to Quit Drugs; JuNoWriMo Day Sixteen

“Man it’s hard to quit doing drugs.” This is perhaps the biggest reason dopeheads don’t just set their drug down and walk away, because it’s hard to do. It hurts to quit doing drugs.

What else were you expecting? Deliverance? Some sort of clean life fairy to appear out of nowhere to make all the pain and struggle to magically vanish?

Well, look. After all the pain and discomfort and embarrassment you have caused your friends and loved ones, don’t expect any part of this to be easy.

And, on top of this, you can also expect there to be a number of people who have something to say to you, too. They’re just waiting for you to get clear-eyed enough to hear what they have to say.

Might as well suck it up and deal with the pain and the pressure with the full knowledge that those drugs will not be there to comfort you.

That’s what life is like for every non-dopehead alive today. Do you really expect it to be different because of you?

Your mom might be concerned about her precious baby’s feelings. I can assure you, the rest of the world does not.

So, be good to your mom.

And, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, face the pain as if you are already dead.

I, myself, now opt to just go ahead and cry when those memories come flooding about all of the mistakes I have made while on the drugs.

And I have to do it silently, too. Because discussing what’s really going on in my mind will just lead to some know-nothing Nancy calling 911 and leading me to another pointless stay in another bogus psyche unit where obese ” nurses” take too much personal and are pretty abusive, themselves.

So, ride the pain out. If you have a trustworthy friend you can talk to and make some sense of all that’s going on, good.

Some of us just don’t have that option.

So, quitting drugs hurts. Well, the pain of staying the same will eventually exceed the pain of making the changes you need to.

About then, you’ll catch on.


What do you think?

Written by DonaldPennington


  1. Good for you and for getting back on the straight an narrow path. I know it has to be very difficult every single day of your life. Glad you are here. Your story will help others.