- Jul 15, 2019
I am in chronic pain 24/7 due to an accident in the military and I find it difficult to even contact friends anymore. I am alone by design. When I was properly prescribed a high enough dosage of pain medication, I was able to work and function. With this "War on Opioids", this is no longer the case. So I'd say there are definitely 2 sides to it. Without my addiction, I am too weak to move and alone. For those using recreationally, the pure bliss may cause the user to find peace in being alone. But in both cases; time passes. The friends who reached out to you for years no longer will. Family won't even bother. You become a victim of circumstance and on days you crave socialization it is nowhere to be found.