It's bad to be inward directed in general, which is the entire premise between service-to-others philosophies versus service-to-self, which is basically just what everything from Star Wars to Christianity has extrapolated upon. You don't need to be a Sith lord to become a real obnoxious piece of shit, but it's a gradient, and when you drift further and further towards that inward direction as a society the closer you get towards midnight for your empire.
You, an EU citizen on the Wect, should be directly aware the gravity of that situation, as when everyone thinks of themselves first and the society little if at all, it's paradoxically the worst possible outcome for the selfish individual interest.
The drug addict is simply typifying the extremes of that, like a vampire whose personality has been subsumed by selfish need and want at the expense of all others. This isn't to say a few privileges taken here and there are a bad thing any more than a stiff drink after a long day's work on a Friday, but it can always precipitate that backslide into taking more and more liberties with things until you finally enter that one last drunken stupor that doesn't ever end, the effects of which are as deleterious to society as they are to you, and likewise as the literal your impact on society itself is damaging for no man is an island. Hyper individualism is a complete cancerous blight on the Wect. Like when you become a drunk hobo it's not just about you. It's not even just about people youre bothering. It impacts all your friends and family, who their strain then ripples across their jobs and friends and families from you stressing them out, inasmuch as you personally also strain the resources of society in dealing with you. At worst ends you become Russia, a nation of drunks and has-beens, an embarrassment to everybody left in your borders who's not a weak retard.
The problem begins when the reward becomes the objective itself, that is decadence. That is when full degenerative rot sets in in a society, and is what happens when a life of comfort and luxury becomes so hyper normalized it is seen as the sole objective in life. My entire country has had this happen over the last couple of decades and it is fucking horrifying to behold. The nihilistic pursuit of the self must always be fiercely opposed by a healthy ethical framework and moral philosophy, and a belief in something truly greater than yourself, some ideal, whatever it may be, that works towards the common good and just as the rising tide lifts all ships so too does it directly benefit you to do so. That collapse seems to happen when you simply hit too much of a critical mass that it goes from normal, to inspirational, to downright irrational to work towards helping others.