Let me tell you about a dream I had.
People do recreational drugs for a lot of reasons: addiction, boredom, energy, depression, relaxation. But there are just some drugs that no person would ever want to do, drugs that are outright unpleasant and dangerous.
I've never done hard drugs. But I've heard that they're supposed to make you feel invulnerable, ecstatic and connected to the universe. Y'know, the things video games aspire to but with none of the messy addiction. Mostly.