I'm not denying getting drunk or high isn't fun but that's not really what we're discussing here. I'm just stating that kids need to be taught about the dangers of alcohol and drugs from a fairly young age (12 or 13) despite how much of a hypocrite I'm coming across as.
Most importantly they just need to be told the facts about the risks. Not the nonsense you get from the "all drugs are bad" group.
Showd0wN;5489832Most importantly they just need to be told the facts about the risks. Not the nonsense you get from the "all drugs are bad" group.
:agreed That more than anything, I hate it when I say I smoke weed and instantly get judged by people who ahven't even tried it or know anyone who has.
I'm in complete agreement with both of you.
I've done weed and cocaine and I'm fine. I'm walking, I'm talking, I have an active lifestyle, a good job, great friends, an amazing daughter who I think the world of and she thinks the world of me - whoever said all drugs are bad needs to be slapped. Yeah, they can be dangerous but only if over-used - I do coke, like, once or twice a month. If that. It's fun, it's exciting and it's safe.
I didn't make it!
SikTh;5490136Yeah, they can be dangerous but only if over-used - I do coke, like, once or twice a month. If that. It's fun, it's exciting and it's safe.
Moderation is the key to everything. Its what seperates one from a beer with friends, and alcoholism with dt's. From the line of powder here and there, to pawning everything you own for more.
I know in some countries they call people who do anything way too much, junkies. Computer junkies, sports junkies, sex junkies, ect, ect.
Sedistix;5490143I know in some countries they call people who do anything way too much, junkies. Computer junkies, sports junkies, sex junkies, ect, ect.
That's exactly what they do here. Do too much of something and you'll be branded an addict, a 'junkie' as you put it. I'm not at that point - nor do I want to be - where cocaine is concerned but I do love to go out and get drunk. And I have been branded an insulin junkie before purely because I inject three times daily. Good stuff.
Alcohol, weed, drugs, etc become a problem when they become a habit. I started drinking when I was 15 and got into a bad habit of drinking (heavily) whenever I went out and paying for it the next day with a massive hangover and bad consequences. I got into the habit of drinking a lot all time the time and have gotten black-out drunk on more than a few occasions. Waking up on a stranger's lawn, not knowing what I did the night before is just scary. Nowadays I try and limit myself to a few beers when I'm out and I find that going out is a lot more fun than when I was getting completely wasted almost every night. I still get pretty drunk out at the bars from time to time, but moderation is the way to go.
Getting really drunk with friends can be fun, but things have a tendency to get reckless. Drunk-driving when you think you're ok to drive, getting into fights, puking in other peoples' homes, breaking shit. Honestly, I've been involved in all of that while really drunk and while it may have been fun at the time, it was ridiculously stupid in the end.
As for weed, I smoked weed for a while when I was younger. It's ok I guess, but it's not a harmless drug at all, it can be habit-forming in the same way as alcohol. While one is perhaps less-likely to do stupid shit (for lack of a better term) while high, it can be habit-forming and have an adverse effect on one's life. I know too many people that went through high school and now university high as a kite, really got into a habit of it, neglected their studies and payed for it with crappy marks and crappy jobs. I know that's not every pot-head but it's not an innocent drug at all.
A little bit here and there isn't bad in my books, but making a habit of things is where it takes a turn for the worse. Problem is some drugs, moreso the harder ones, only need a few occasions to get you hooked, so it's probably best to avoid those altogether, especially at a young age.
You cant unfortunately apply the law to half the population and give the other half a pass.