Self destruction feels good for a while. That is the problem.

Went through drugs in the 70s, drank som,etimes a binge drinker, never used tobacco. My own experience plus what I see of many of the people I currently live with.

Off topic, I believe now when you are truly healthy and feel good alcohols and drugs eat away at it. We are free to choose our own poison and our own road to hell so to speak..

Right now if I drink I will not feel as good as I do now. Went through repeated cycles.

Tobacco and alcohol kill, not as fast as opioids.

From a spiritual perspective acrossm many traditions there is a feel good state that trumps all others.