There are different stories why a person conditionally chose LSD or mephedrone, tranquilizers or stimulants - someone wants new sensations, some replace alcohol with this, others just want to forget. The topic is serious, but important. At the same time, maybe you will understand why you use it at all.
First of all, the main reason identified by narcologists is the state of life of a person and the lack of necessary emotions and experiences.
In fact, the situation is such that almost any desire to go into a state of intoxication is a consequence of the lack of specific benefits in a person's life. For example, today you have two ways: the first is to work from seven in the morning until eight in the evening, and then until you fall asleep use marijuana and stare at the screen. The second is to do what you love when you want, and spend the rest of the time on the seashore with your loved one. What will you choose?
The second option will be an adequate answer here, since the first path is destructive. The example is very simplified, but you can already see the logical thread: when a person’s life is full of emotions, and his very existence is endowed with meaning, goals, plans, as well as individual joys, he does not need to go into a state of intoxication.
However, there are exceptions to the equation. For example, when psychoactive substances are used as a small tool. For example, when you go for a walk in the mountains, you decide to smoke at the top in order to meditate. Or maybe you drink a little on the occasion of some holiday. In this version, your drunkenness is not destructive. After all, we do not call people who drink champagne on the occasion of the wedding, alcoholics. We still do not consider those who use substances as a specific tool to be drug addicts.
This is a big difference. However, in general, the main reason for the use of drugs is the lack of benefits in a person's life, allowing you to get enough pleasure in a state of sobriety.
If your morning begins with a comfortable awakening without an alarm clock, during the day you do things that are pleasant for you and enjoy your own activities and contact with people, and then go to bed when you want and feel naturally tired - you do not need drugs. When your life is filled with the necessary sensations, you have already comprehended Zen, which does not require manipulation with your own consciousness.