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The Rise of Hyperpleasures

June 5th, 2024 | 11 min read

By Samuel C Heard

Several years ago I was in conversation with a friend of mine, a former addict, who was sharing with me how he felt after a few years of sobriety. His comments to me were unusually candid. “I love drugs — I still love drugs,” he told me. “I know it sounds crazy, but that’s exactly my problem. I wouldn’t be an addict if I hated them.”

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Samuel C Heard

Samuel Heard is a writer, editor, and theology student based in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife and two children. His writing has appeared in Ekstasis, Baptist Press, The Center for Faith and Culture and elsewhere.