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General opinion of drugs

Discussion in 'Drugs' started by detritus, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. detritus

    detritus angry angry Staff Member Administrator Moderator Ryonani Teamster

    Nov 23, 2009
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    Just thought this would be an interesting question to pose to this community.

    I've been around a few drug forums and related sub-reddits and the general vibe is 'drugs are cool, but be smart', which is understandable as most people end up at those places because they're interested in drugs or have questions about them.

    So, outside that context, in a forum that tries to stay relatively in the dark, what are your thoughts on them?

    My main curiosity is hearing what your experiences are with them either directly or indirectly and how they've shaped your opinion.

    Last edited: Dec 1, 2016
  2. Slingerbult

    Slingerbult Content Creator

    Sep 15, 2012
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    I think asking about "drugs" in general is a bit like asking about "food" - there are many different kinds. There are widely used, mostly legal drugs such as alcohol and nicotine, that have huge downsides to society and very few upsides for the individual user. Then there are the classic pharmaceuticals like diazepam or the morphine class that make people calm or euphoric, for a while at least, and are associated with heavy risk of addiction. Of course these are important medically and for the individual, but even if prescribed legally they risk being a short term coping strategy that fails to address underlying problems.

    Then there are the psychedelic drugs, perhaps most useful of all if used correctly, but also the least used class probably. I'm on the fence if these are "worth it" or not. Depends on what you want to do of course. See strange things for the entertainment value. Sure, the risks are low at least. Be careful what you wish for though. If you're into psychonautics and knowing thyself, I'd say timing is everything. It can be of use, it can also do more harm than good.

    Anyway, if there was a magic button that I could press that would eradicate the ethanol molecule forever from the face of the earth, I'd press it. Even if it would make my single malt taste weird. Same with nicotine. The rest I'd keep though. That's my personal opinion on drugs in general.