A drug is a drug.
Addiction is addiction.
NA teaches that an addict’s whole life and thinking is centered in drugs in one form or another. Their life is controlled by drugs. The NA program also teaches that it doesn’t matter what or how much an addict uses.
If you can’t manage your life, you have a problem. If you place your use ahead of the welfare of your family, you have a problem. If you have to have drugs at all cost, you have a problem. If you go through withdrawals when you don’t use, you have a problem.
So why would prisons sell such a powerful and highly addictive drug?
Everything you just read is specifically being applied to the use of coffee.
Over the years I’ve seen atrocious misconduct due to caffeine addiction. People rob, steal, lie, cheat, strong arm, pressure, perform sexual acts, and beat a mother f*ckers ass…all for a shot of freeze dried Colombian liquid gold. AKA: Coffee
Guys keyster freeze dried coffee just so they don’t go through withdrawals as they transfer from one prison to another. (see part 1 of: Prison Store Sells Addictive Drug To Inmates)
When a new chain arrives, the first thing most guys do is try to score a shot of coffee.
I’ve watched the fellas make the laims snort big ol lines of salt/pepper, eat a bar of soap, or drink a bottle of hot sauce, just for some coffee. And some guys trade 90% of their food for coffee.
Just last week a 30 year old nephew punched his 60 year old uncle square in the eye over some coffee. They were cellmates here at Stafford Creek.
The nephew is now in the hole. And the uncle is walking around here with a huge black eye…the worst I’ve ever seen!
I’ve never been a coffee drinker. And I never will be. Its not even that good. I’d much rather drink water, eat trail mix, and blog about the stupid little things that happens in prison due to coffee.
Like the time Mike suspected his celly was stealing shots of coffee. He set a trap and his suspicion was quickly confirmed. So, Mike dried out a chunk of poop and grinded it into powder. Then he mixed it in the freeze dried coffee and offered it to his jailhouse thief celly. He took it. And drank every last drop of that special blend premium ass roast coffee.
Moral of the story: Don’t use drugs…its all bad.
PS – For clarification on words used in this post, please read: Glossary of Prison Terms.