Drugs affect our ability to perceive our surroundings. Our senses, in addition to the entire Universe and everything in it, were created by God as an expression of infinite compassion, love, and creativity. Our challenge, as humans, is to use our perceptions to determine our our place in God’s creation. Senses act in cooperation with Spirit to help us determine right from wrong, good from bad, to help us live Christ-like lives.
When we abuse drugs, we are trying to improve God’s creation in a way that leads us away from God’s Truth. It is a short-cut, an attempt to cheat. We are not supposed to feel good just because we want to to. The service of self is simply not a step toward closer communion with the Creator.