"Drug abuse is like alcohol abuse and should be treated as such by removing any criminal distinction."
"Drug abuse is like swimming in a whirlpool: you can control the ride if you don't get too close to the middle, but once you start falling in, you can't get back out,"
"Drug addiction indicates the condition of the society and the state. It indicates the lifestyle and moral values. Drug abuse is like a thermometer showing society's temperature."
"Drug abuse is like a balloon. If you crush one side of the balloon, the volume doesn't go away, it just pops out somewhere else."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.