Try not to confuse attachment with love. Attachment is about fear and dependency, and has more to do with love of self than love of another. Love without attachment is the purest love because it isn’t about what others can give you because you’re empty. It is about what you can give others because you’re already full.
Drugs and alcohol and sort of like that initial exploration period can sometimes feel a lot like when you meet somebody and you feel uncontrollable urges to be with them and it’s almost like this high that you’re trying to sustain and then it starts to sort of run out and before you know it you’re in sweatpants watching like an entire tv series on your friday night