Substances … nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, hemp …
The reason people like these is because, used responsibly, they fine tune the bodies fields to a frequency the inner essence is most comfortable with, in whatever moment the experience is.
Stress … anger … depression … sadness … pain … high energy, so much so the body becomes “over-amped” … the mind races, as well as the heart …
Differing substances affect the nervous system, the receptors in the body, and either calms, soothes or elevates.
Why some people are “addicted” to alcohol, or heroin, or that which is like an anti-depressant … or whatever the reason the nervous system and mind seek to ease its discomfort …
It’s an inner ‘seeker of balance’, a slippery slope, especially if not utilized as medicine, consciously.
They can heal, or destroy the essence of a human.
Often people move beyond balance into what “feels good” and this is only another form of imbalance.
As a Creator, your well-being is truly, most often, your creation or destruction.
Surface level thought about it is what leads to misuse, overuse, abuse.
As the doctor ”used to” say, taking the least amount of medicine needed is best for the body, the mind and overall health.
If choosing to be your own doctor, testing plant medicines, prescriptions or drink, choose the least amount that brings ease.
Don’t be in it to “get high”.
Balance in all things.
Cause and effect … effect and cause.
The Will must be strong and the self control steady … otherwise, it becomes a situation of not feeling right without it.
You see it in folks who take prescriptions for pain and mental balance.
You see it in folks who need to get high to get along.
You see it when they are without it.
You see it …
You know it.
On one level or another.
Personally, or in awareness.