At the last count I've lost 5 close freinds due to heroin overdose, I found 2 of them. As far as I'm concerned the problem isn't the drugs it's the people, all of my mates had what could be termed addictive personalities
How many of your friends have died due to their obsession with old bikes?
I have no morality concerns at all about drug usage by individuals, but you have to admit there is a problem when so many people with "addictive personalities" find it so easy to kill themselves with hard drugs. I suspect they would do it whether drugs are legal or illegal.
It's not the same as suicide because I doubt whether any of them start out taking hard drugs with the intention of killing themselves.
Some people have been lucky enough to use drugs and suffer no long term problems, others, as shown above, are not so lucky.
The trouble is, like everyone else in this thread, whether they've used drugs or not, I have my opinions but don't have the answer.