… the whole psychology of the drug taker is connected with the idea of flirting with death, getting away from reality and its hardships.  Generally, people who take drugs have quite a lot of snake dreams.  The poisonous snakes make them poison themselves, which is because they do not know, or do not see, how to get out of their split in some other way.  Alcohol also sometimes goes along with this problem, for that also acts as a drug.