I did a lot of drugs in my lifetime but what i noticed was the pattern of when i used cocaine and alcohol. Every time I used them, a few days later I would be an emotional spiral. I would be really mean to myself.
Alcohol may be legal but the government wanted you to keep taking them, you could become depressed and drink more, then buy anti-depressants to restart the cycle. Money flow, more spend. How much did you want to bet it costed a lot of money for you to go to rehab and therapy?