I do have to say I understand the allure of drugs. I understand both aspects of it which are the user aspect and the seller aspect. It's not that I encourage this behavior and believe it is acceptable in any way but I can put myself in the shoes of both the user and the seller.
First, let's take a look at the user. When you think of a drug user you think of someone that is filthy, incoherent, unsanitary, and basically just a loser. I do agree these aren't necessarily false. But users come in all forms such as the business man, the teacher, the mom and basically anyone who is prosperous in life. So why the allure of heroin, crack or prescription meds? One basic thought jumps to mind...ESCAPE. It is an escape from your own reality, the life that you are living. People who have difficulties in their lives, just want a break from the hardships and the reality of it all. I can totally understand that. Dealing with an incurable chronic illness, depression, panic attacks and the constant reminder of our financial hardships makes me want to escape it all desperately. My form of escape though is sleep. When I'm asleep all my problems disappear and I can be anyone or do anything I want. I'm glad I am drawn to sleep than drugs because I would seriously be an addict. I was on neurotin for awhile due to the severe nerve pain from some flare ups. It left me feeling loopy and like I was in a fog. I wouldn't call it a high because I wasn't all revved up or happy but I guess it had the effect more like a downer. I hated it. I hate feeling cloudy like that. But I can still comprehend other people turning to drugs. Life is freaking hard and tiring. You get worn down physically and emotionally. Now, some people don't really have any serious problems but turn to drugs to escape the sheer mundane routine of their lives. I assume this is a way to escape that feeling and possibly wanting to have more fun. Others turn to drugs because of a mental illness. I can understand that also since I have that. You try anything and everything to get out from underneath that crushing weight, anything to get yourself out of your own mind. As for rich people I don't really know why they turn to drugs. It always confused me because that if you have the kind of money you don't have to worry about bills and you can treat yourself to a lot of things. But maybe there are other issues like family problems, emotional problems, or perhaps because they have it easier financially they just get bored. They could possibly be exposed to that party atmosphere more than most are and really don't have to worry about grueling through a job everyday to make ends meet.
Now, as for the dealers, I assume that is just a way for adding extra income. People like me that haven't any type of career and college education, our choices of employment are limited. These limited choices lead to jobs that are minimum wage and really no room for advancement. You can make a hell of a lot more money dealing drugs than a job at McDonald's. I am not putting anyone who works at McDonald's down, not at all. I worked those type of jobs most of my life. It's freaking hard ass work for shit pay. So I do acknowledge the selling of drugs as being more prosperous. Of course, this doesn't mean I am taking that path nor do I recommend anyone else either.
There is always a terrible aspect for either of these situations as I am sure you are all aware. No longer is that drug an pleasurable escape, it becomes a necessity because when you're without it your body just feels horrible. Then you need it just to feel somewhat normal.
There is always a comprehensible reason behind someone doing something that generally is a bad idea.