"One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small and the ones that mother gives you don't do anything at all." - Jefferson Airplane, "White Rabbit"
It is quite simple to smoke, snort, ingest or shoot up. I did much or more than most for 30 years.
Think of, let's say, the difference between a 'real' Christmas tree and a 'synthetic' plastic or aluminum one.
Now, STOP RIGHT THERE! The pine needles are not of the injecting kind (lol) They are perceived with the eyes and nose and memories are attached to them. Likewise, the 'synthetic' one (although the actual smell of aluminum or plastic, in and of themselves, don't conjure up much).
THE SYNTHETIC LIFE IS SMOKED, SNORTED, INGESTED OR SHOT UP.
As the song "White Rabbit" concludes, "Feed Your Head, Feed Your Head."
My point is simply this: Feed your head with experience, not with a chemical that temporarily changes your brain chemistry.
RECOVERY IS REAL.
ADDICTION IS NOT.
Manufacture your own brain chemistry in Recovery.
Addiction is a temporary yet repetitive hell, all dead ends.
Recovery is "Possible. Doable. Irreplaceable."