I'm going to go with "dope reduces your appetite by effectively numbing your stomach, but even when you're not especially hungry, your body still knows it needs food, and probably urgently ... carbos by definition provide quick energy to the body + sweets almost always 'sounds good' to eat. Plus carbs tend to be cheap, easy to acquire in a ready-to-eat format, etc. As junkies, we're poor, we're lazy, we want easy, quick solutions that tend to our immediate needs"
When I was strung out I mostly lived on Peanut Butter Crackers, Vanilla Ice Cream, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Sour Skittles
, and lots of Coca
The folly of this become very apparent when I got clean and had like 15 cavities, some of them so bad that I had to get 4 root canals, and 8 new crowns. After like 25 trips to the dentist and endodontist over the course of almost 3 years, my teeth are almost all fixed ... one last tooth needs a crown (it's already been rooted out), then I'm done. Thankfully I inherited 20K from my grandma when she passed 4 years ago, which my mom held for me and paid my dentist bills with ... and EVERY PENNY of that inheritance went into fixing my teeth
So lemme tell ya, there's a bunch of hidden costs to the whole 'addiction
' routine ... above and beyond the drugs
, that's for sure.