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Posted 9/14/14
nothing makes me more angry then seeing drug addicts trying to justify their addictions by rallying support for legalization. if your terminally ill and want to smoke weed to relieve your symptoms and die happy, go for it. if your 18 years old perfectly healthy and its affecting your ability to be part of your family, your social network, society or your ability to get and maintain a job/study your just a drug addict who needs help. ive been down the path of addiction and its ugly, its hard to break the cycle and get clean but its all worth it at the end of the day. you wouldnt smoke dried parsley and try to justify it as being a medicinal herb. ugh. it just makes me so mad.
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35 / M / Matagorda Tx
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I can make an argument for both sides Ive tried just about evertything at some point and even now smoke marijuana regularly. Addiction is horrible i lost my wife almost two years ago to opiate addiction, I have two other freinds who lost their wives the same way. My business partner was addicted to crack in the late 90s and lost everything now he has a wife and kids a home thats paid for and a successful business, another freind of mine became addicted to crystal meth in college, lost his scholarship and almost died now he is a mechanical engineer for Baker Hughes. I could tell even more stories like this about many others who have been destroyed by drugs and those who overcame and moved on and others who preferred to stay that way. I guess it all come down to the choices you make does getting high mean more to you than school or work or family? And if you are an addict are you willing to beat it and move forward?
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23 / M / Beyond The Wall
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Posted 9/14/14
If someone wants to destroy themselves with drugs, who are we to stop them?
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54 / M / Tacoma, WA. wind...
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I was surprised that I and most of my friends made it through our twenties with out getting killed.... We were drinkers.... Most of us got past that. I've been known go and get drunk now and then but those times are fewer between with each passing year. I have seen others, including those in my own family almost get destroyed by drugs or booze... (Booze is a drug too...)

Now with pot being legal here in Washington I find it easy to not go and buy because I may be looking for a new job and they will not hire someone with a positive UA test... at least if you want to make more than minimum wage....
I knew a guy who was a fairly good worker but because he wouldn't stop smoking weed he had to settle for a job flipping burgers for minimum wage.... Just couldn't stay off it to pass a test....
That is just sad and stupid...

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My thoughts: legalize marijuana and tax it. It costs too much money to lock up people for smoking a joint and marijuana has no reported cases of killing someone or making them violent. On a personal level I really dislike drugs as well, but we have alcohol and cigarettes and both can be fatal, just saying.
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Posted 9/15/14

Zatheko wrote:


camay1997 wrote:

drugs are all some people have to get them through the day, they'll outlaw dreamin' next.

We're all just letting a bunch of rich fat cats run our lives...


Someone that relies on drugs to get them through the day is someone that needs to get their priorities straight. There are plenty of things to fall back on besides drugs. I feel no sympathy on someone who "relies" on them.


there's more than just chemical substances that fall under the label of drugs. too much of anything can make you an addict. take those who cannot function without their morning coffee. gambling & sex are addictive. what about self harm, or violence towards others? I should have put drugs in quotes, because there's a little show called MY STRANGE ADDICTION that teaches it's not always illicit drugs people use to cope.

and please spare me the "life is pain, you shouldn't need a crutch" bollux. we don't know the cares and woes of others to judge...
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camay1997 wrote:


Zatheko wrote:


camay1997 wrote:

drugs are all some people have to get them through the day, they'll outlaw dreamin' next.

We're all just letting a bunch of rich fat cats run our lives...


Someone that relies on drugs to get them through the day is someone that needs to get their priorities straight. There are plenty of things to fall back on besides drugs. I feel no sympathy on someone who "relies" on them.


there's more than just chemical substances that fall under the label of drugs. too much of anything can make you an addict. take those who cannot function without their morning coffee. gambling & sex are addictive. what about self harm, or violence towards others? I should have put drugs in quotes, because there's a little show called MY STRANGE ADDICTION that teaches it's not always illicit drugs people use to cope.

and please spare me the "life is pain, you shouldn't need a crutch" bollux. we don't know the cares and woes of others to judge...


I never said you don't need a crutch I said there are BETTER things to fall back on.
Posted 9/15/14
What ever floats your boat. Who am I to judge what others do. I just do me, don't really care what strangers do. It's none of my business.
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Let me introduce myself first: I'm a 21 year old guy that lives in the amazing city Amsterdam, in The Netherlands. I've always been very anti-drugs, didn't see the value of it, until a few years ago.

As many of you may know Marijuana (weed) is legal here in the Netherlands, We have hundreds (if not thousands) of 'coffeeshops' that sell that stuff. It's actually a very normal thing for me, and many others, that we can use that stuff whenever we want. Of course, you must be 18 years or older. I've tried it a few times, but I don't really like it. And it's the same for many others.. That marijuana is legal does not mean every one is using it, or are even interested in using/trying it. There are plenty of people that don't get addicted to it. But I'll admit, there are also people that smoke marijuana frequently, perhaps to the point that you can talk about addiction. Nevertheless, I honestly think that that still would happen if it wouldn't be legal. The major plus side with the marijuana industry here in this country, is that the government can control it completely, and can act whenever it is necessary.

Now, with the major EDM (electronic dance music) industry in The Netherlands, we're probably one of the biggest drugs consumers in the world.

Throughout the year we have hundreds of music festivals, thousands of underground parties, and many secret parties that I don't even know about.
It shouldn't be a surprise to you that drugs is being used here. And believe me, its not only marijuana. There's no way you can surive without drugs if you have a party from 10 in the evening, 'till 10 in the morning, So pretty almost every one that attends such a party is using something, and if it's not drugs, it's alcohol.

Actually, the day before yesterday I used some xtc at a festival. Any idea what happens when you take it? Enough energy to dance for hours, the lights are getting sharper and more beautiful, talk to every one, love every one. hug every one, even kissing people becomes pretty normal, even to the point that some staight guys/girls 'turn gay' for a few hours.. I always say that if everyone in the world would take 1 xtc pill at the same time, this world would be much better. So much love. Lol.

But we're still talking about drugs. And drugs are defintely not healthy for you. But I have enough discipline. I say no to my friends when I don't want to. I say no when I know I'll have a test next week at school. I say no when I need to drive. And I say no when I know I've already used it enough in the days/weeks/months before.

I can honestly say that those few times a year, taking those disgusting unhealthy pills, gave me a few of the best experiences in my life. I've met many new people, had amazing conversations, danced a lot, and just had a hell lot of fun. I really don't regret it.

Yeah, the hangovers suck. Oh well.





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23 / F / New Hampshire
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I only know a few people in my area that have the hardcore drug user mentality, and I just tend to avoid and ignore them. Not because they're "screwing their lives up" (because regardless of whether they are or are not, it's none of my business) but because they just tend to be really annoying. I used to have this one friend I was really close to, even when she started experimenting before I was ready to. But these days she's high or drunk 24/7 on something or other. And all she does is Snapchat and message me about how "f*cked up" she is and how awesome it is to be that messed up.

Personally that's what makes me sick. A little bit of alcohol or pot here and there, fine. A lot of people do that and it's not terribly destructive. It's okay to live it up every once in a while and get drunk or whatever. But to be so all the time - and to act so obnoxiously towards others to boot - is just self-destructive and annoying.

Honestly, my thoughts? If you're going to do drugs do your research on them beforehand. Know what you're getting into. How addictive are the drugs you're planning to take? How dangerous? How quickly do they mess up your system? Are the risks something you're willing to put yourself and others through?

Some drugs, after research, I have found to be fine to test out, others not so much. Pot and alcohol in moderation are really not that bad, so I think those should both be legal. Cigarettes I have seen so many become addicted to and become broke from, I'm not a fan of. Heavy highly addicting drugs that easily and quickly destroy bodies and lives like meth and coke, should stay illegal.

From the research I've done hallucinogens of a certain type are a strong maybe, with both benefits and downsides. Shrooms are something I wouldn't mind trying at least once in a safe environment.

TL;DR: So to sum, I don't think all drugs are bad. Some in moderation are fine or even helpful. But over-indulgence and dangerous drugs are the problem. And people should be smarter about their habits. Research something before you try it.
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Blame those damn rappers

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marijuana can be very relaxing and nice, far more mellow then alcohol, just do it in moderation, same with drinking, in moderation its fine, and getting drunk with friends every once in a while never hurt anyone. just control youself. anything else is a crapshoot and your headed for a life of unhappiness and failure. thats what i think.
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Posted 9/15/14

sasake191 wrote:

nothing makes me more angry then seeing drug addicts trying to justify their addictions by rallying support for legalization. if your terminally ill and want to smoke weed to relieve your symptoms and die happy, go for it. if your 18 years old perfectly healthy and its affecting your ability to be part of your family, your social network, society or your ability to get and maintain a job/study your just a drug addict who needs help. ive been down the path of addiction and its ugly, its hard to break the cycle and get clean but its all worth it at the end of the day. you wouldnt smoke dried parsley and try to justify it as being a medicinal herb. ugh. it just makes me so mad.


marijuana is not physically addicting. fact. google it. research it. i have a seasonal job, and for 9 months out of the year, i dont smoke, no problem. and for the 3 months off, i do smoke, and not even every other day, again, no problem. and nobody tries to back smoking parsley, because there are no proven medical benefits/reliefs from it. -_-
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Posted 9/15/14
Personally I just use a vape with nicotine. What really annoys me though is the people who do drugs all the time simply because they apparently have nothing else better to do in life. A friend of mine after moving off to college was pretty much never sober or not high and he's been to the ER for alcohol poisoning and that didn't even slow him down. I think drugs really only become a problem when people abuse them to the point of it impacting their health. I mean I chose a vape over cigs because I'm personally not a fan of lung cancer, and as far as drinking goes I'm not a fan of hangovers and etc. etc. Sure I could just not vape and be drug free (except for caffeine, <3 me some coffee) but as a college student myself also juggling a job and my sad excuse for a social life I honestly got to the point in my life where I just needed something to deal with stress. Some of the previous replies were along the lines of 'drugs just give you fake feelings' but honestly I'd rather have fake good feelings than the real shitty ones. But anyways, that's just my opinion on the subject, drugs are fine until they impact your health :/
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I'd probably only want to get used to marijuana without freaking out on it; maybe try ecstasy so long as I didn't vomit from it. I don't have any interest in alcohol or cocaine, heroin, etc.
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