Every animal in nature has a natural enemy.
Mines is Oppression. Whatever color skin it-come-in.
My mind is sharp in it's undilluted state; and that's ya ass.
But when I take the first one; drink or drug. My mind and body goes into self-preservation to protect me from the one thing I should be fighting instinctually.
Instead I hold my self hostage and have my own ass by turning against the one thing my mind doesnt' recognize oppressed: intoxicated or defeated; me.
Peace be upon you
An Indian Prayer by Chief Yellow Lark, Lakota