I spent decades dabbling with all the different drugs. God knows why. Probably an attempt to deal with my chemical imbalance. Or maybe I just have a natural propensity towards head-tripping.
But out of all those drugs, the only drug I ever actually got addicted to was caffeine.
I used to drink coffee from the moment I woke up until I went to bed. For a couple decades. Then one day I decided to see what would happen if I didn’t drink any coffee. Within a couple of hours I started to sweat. And I got a pounding headache. I began to pace back and forth in a highly agitated state. The slightest inconvenience or discomfort caused me to explode with a rage that veered on the homicidal. I wisely decided: “I better drink me some of that fucking coffee before I kill somebody.” Ha ha.
So I quickly guzzled down a cup of coffee. And instantly reverted back to normal (or whatever the hell passes for normal in my neck of the woods).
I realized: “Holy shit. I’m actually physically addicted to this stuff.”