As we all know it can impact you or a loved one. Chester has battled his demons with substance abuse as I'm sure most of us are aware. With doctors being payed out by pharmaceutical company's and prescribing narcotics like Skittles were left with people who turn to addicts and lose everything, personality, friendships, material possessions, etc... I know personally what drugs can rip from you as I was a pretty aggressive addict. The withdraws last for months and sometimes years hence why the success rate is low. From the time you quit opioids, it takes a month just for your brain to start healing. I went a whole month where I slept on average 2-3 hours everday. I layed in bed for a month and the first three weeks were hell. Cold sweats, sick, sore, anxiety like you can't even begin to believe, lethargic, couldn't eat, couldn't focus, etc.. I felt like I was going out of my mind. It was the worst thing I'd ever gone through. No one told me to do it (even though my family was devastated) I simply couldn't be thaat person anymore. My personality was SO negative. Not a shred of happiness. I attempted suicide because of the use. It took away everything I was and could have been at that point. I had cut out contact from all my friends and family. Just aloof, always by myself locked in my apartment as soon as I got that "fix". I was a walking carcass; completely stoic and void. When I listen to BTH I relate to it sooooooo much. As well as COG. Because a lot LP songs are vague, i simply can relate the lyrics to my struggle. I wanted to share my story as I think it's still so taboo albeit it effects so many. I'm hoping that by me doing this others will feel comfortable to opening up and talk about a real issue that seems to be overlooked and sadly harsh judgement. And that attributes to many keeping it in. Let this be a safe haven if you'd like to add to this topic. I feel no shame, I did what not many sadly wont; and that's recovery. So please, tell me your thoughts and opinions. I'd love for people to feel free to open up.