This poem accurately expresses the anguish a good, loving person feels as they are dragged through the degradation drugs like heroin and methamphetamine cause. Her poem reveals the truth: That good, loving person is still there. She or he is simply imprisoned in the cravings for drugs.
Any person using drugs today could be taking his (or her) life in his hands every time he gets high. This has been somewhat true for a long time but it is easier now than ever before to lose everything to a single dose of drugs.
When the news media carries a story of a drug-related death, there’s very often more than one drug involved in that death. That was the case when the musician Prince died in 2016.
Naloxone is used to revive someone who has overdosed on heroin or other opioids. Yet is it enough when some will just go out and use again, possibly overdosing again the next day?