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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-21 09:59:08 Reply

mainly just to see what it's like to have an altered state of mind.


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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-21 12:05:15 Reply

Why do you think a fetus is a baby? Are you high?

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-21 20:38:10 Reply

At 3/21/13 05:18 AM, Cyberdevil wrote: I use caffeine because it wakes me up, and endorphins because they make me happy, and melatonin because it's relaxing.

Essentially what I gather is that many people do drugs simply because they're bored? Is there really no better use of your time than sit down and smoke weed? I find such a hobby to be seriously, well, pointless as all get out, it helps no one in any way, not even yourself. You might as well sleep if that's your reason. Videogames and music and tv are entertaining and can be informative, they persist of plots and can be very thought provoking or give you something to talk about or even expand your knowledge on certain topics. After doing drugs you just sit down and laugh at yourself. It's the largest waste of time I've ever heard of but hey, I suppose if its just you laying in your bedroom it's not too bad. Not for me at all though.

Also, don't use drugs to make yourself "happy", that's not happiness, it's just pleasure. Like eating candy or having sex with a prostitute, it's nothing but pleasure seeking and the worst thing you can do for yourself is mix the two up. Happiness is derived from accomplishment, it's what stays and lasts long after what you have done is accomplished like having a career you love or a starting a family. Nothing stays after the high is over or the pants get zipped up or the candy is all eaten. Which is why people come back for more, they believe if they keep doing it, they'll never feel not "happy". That's how addictions start and destroy lives, and then where's your happiness? If you must do drugs, I'd much rather it be occasionally out of boredom than to try and keep yourself "happy".

Finally, I'm surprised to hear a few of you actually confirming the "gateway" drug theory about weed. You started on that, and then expanded to bigger and harder substances, and one user's friends even became heroin addicts, that's just a damn shame but its what you have to expect when you tango with mind altering substances with addictive chemicals. Which is a pretty strong point against not allowing Weed to be legalized, you start on it and then one day take of the training wheels and do some other harder drugs which might end up rolling you off a cliff, sure a lot of you guys can be responsible with your drug consumption, but then look at this other guy's friends all addicted to a life destroying substance.


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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-21 20:52:21 Reply

At 3/21/13 08:44 PM, Xenomit wrote:
At 3/21/13 04:21 AM, swiftstylerX wrote: And to the asshole who says he'd never befriend a stoner
Right, I'm an asshole for not wanting to be around people who do drugs just to feel good

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-21 20:52:38 Reply

At 3/20/13 10:47 PM, HollowedPumkinz wrote: What does it do for you?

It helps me relax.

Why do you do it?

I started using drugs at a young age to cope with anxiety. Later it just because fun. Drugs are pleasure.

Does the price of doing it justify the effects?

Do you mean the money or the toll on my body?

The long term physical effects of quite a few drugs are minor enough for me to consider negligible. Those are the drugs I use. $5-30 a week isn't a bad price to pay for a huge boost to my happiness.

How often do you do it (habitually, occasionally or rarely)?

I use something at least once a week. Lately it's been more like 4 or 5 times a week.

and, Is it just a form of temporary escapism or simply the desire to artificially feel the sensation of happiness or calm?

Both.

my life isn't so bad I need an escape mechanism

Mine isn't either, but everyone practices escapism.
Don't tell me you don't daydream, play video games, watch TV, or read.

The first three have as much utility as any drug.

nor do I wish to have my emotions manipulated artificially

If it's positive why not?

What does it offer you that is better than sobriety

Relaxation. I don't feel socially competent unless I do drugs.

(if habitual) and if done occasionally, to what extent do these effects prove superior to say, drunkenness?

Alcohol is a drug. I don't do it because it's less healthy than the other drugs I do, and the hangover is shit.

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-21 21:04:56 Reply

At 3/21/13 08:38 PM, HollowedPumkinz wrote: Also, don't use drugs to make yourself "happy", that's not happiness, it's just pleasure.

The whole problem with the way you view the subject is that you see in extremes.

"Why don't you get hobbies and work hard to accomplish something instead of sitting around smoking weed."

It's not an either or situation, you can easily do both and many people do. There's plenty of area in between and most people that use drugs fall in there.

Pleasure is still important, escapism is still important. You may think that it's meaningless but it sure doesn't feel that way and that's what matters.

At 3/21/13 02:38 AM, Xenomit wrote: You have to chemically do stuff to it to get it that way, it's just a plant before you do all that stuff to it

Bullshit. You can smoke natural opium and it's still very bad for you.
Whether or not a drug is "natural" has absolutely nothing to do with how healthy it is.

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-21 21:22:17 Reply

At 3/21/13 09:04 PM, Entice wrote:
At 3/21/13 08:38 PM, HollowedPumkinz wrote: Also, don't use drugs to make yourself "happy", that's not happiness, it's just pleasure.
The whole problem with the way you view the subject is that you see in extremes.

"Why don't you get hobbies and work hard to accomplish something instead of sitting around smoking weed."

It's not an either or situation, you can easily do both and many people do. There's plenty of area in between and most people that use drugs fall in there.

Pleasure is still important, escapism is still important. You may think that it's meaningless but it sure doesn't feel that way and that's what matters.

Although I disagree, I certainly see your point. Thanks for thoroughly answering my questions mate. And I do suppose it is possible to juggle drugs and hobbies at the same time. Those comments were more for the "extremes" type of drug user whose whole life revolves around getting back to hitting the bong because they have nothing better to do and because they never try to get a life (or a better one), which is really a fault of the person rather than the drug.

Also, Xenomit, I can respect your opinions on drug users but I would have to concur that only certain drug users (i.e. addicts) are the kinds of people you should avoid, because they will want you to get sucked into that kind of lifestyle too. But recreational users, the kind that most people are, are generally fine personality wise. If you don't wish to hit up some drugs from them, you don't have to, and if they call you puss, than its their fucking loss for thinking doing drugs make them cooler than you or in general.


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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-21 23:59:14 Reply

At 3/20/13 10:47 PM, HollowedPumkinz wrote: I honestly want to know. Sell me on drugs, any kind of drugs, like pot and LSD and all that good shit. What does it do for you? Why do you do it? Does the price of doing it justify the effects? How often do you do it (habitually, occasionally or rarely)? and, Is it just a form of temporary escapism or simply the desire to artificially feel the sensation of happiness or calm?

I smoke pot a few times a week simply because it is pleasurable for me and I don't have a problem with it. I only tried because I was curious as to what the effects were, and I thoroughly enjoyed them. I'd like to try shrooms or DMT at some point simply for the perspective change they purportedly bring. Everything is just an event when I'm stoned, and it can make a boring day like a snow day or a day off fun.

I'm in high school, with a +95 average and over 10 thousand scholarships to many of the 6 schools I've been accepted to already, drugs don't fuck up your life if you don't let them. Besides coke and shit, stay away from that.


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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-22 00:30:39 Reply

Weed is a good relaxant especially after 10 hours a day at work and helps with sleep.

Xanax helps a lot with anxiety and keeps me in a calm relaxed state also helps the day to go by quicker when i'm at work.

Pain killers is fun when you wanna get into something and stayed focused and intense like in a video game or whatever hobby you are currently doing at the time.

That's pretty much the only three for me now a days i used to be a bad drinker but quit that dead pretty much and a few years ago i had spells with coke but i just enjoy my trees and meds now and that's about it. =)

Whatever keeps you happy n sane =)


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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-22 00:43:41 Reply

drugs ain't that big of a deal unless you're heavily addicted or use them to avoid life

they're like snackfood


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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-22 01:15:26 Reply

Reality sucks.
Escape if you want to, stay if you don't.
That simple.

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-22 02:11:18 Reply

At 3/21/13 08:44 PM, Xenomit wrote:
At 3/21/13 04:21 AM, swiftstylerX wrote: And to the asshole who says he'd never befriend a stoner
Right, I'm an asshole for not wanting to be around people who do drugs just to feel good

No you're an asshole for pre-judging people....when you don't know what the hell you're talking about. People have been smoking weed for thousands of years. It's not like it actually directly makes you fell good, it isn't sex or anything. It gives you a different way of looking at things. It makes a lot of people much more open minded, and they carry that with them once they're done being stoned. How you feel depends on how you deal with that feeling. Some people can get nervous and some people find everything funny.
A lot of people have found that smoking weed makes you feel like you're no longer trapped in your own mind. It helps you see how things could be different, how it is different to each person. It mean's more to some people then just getting high.
Of course I'm a stoner and that's all just a bunch of stoner shit.
I don't really think you're an asshole. To each is own.

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-22 04:55:27 Reply

At 3/21/13 08:38 PM, HollowedPumkinz wrote: Stuff

I was referring to checmicals naturally produced in your body when you exercise/get sunlight. Except for caffeine...

From what I gather people do drugs to escape reality though.

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-22 09:04:14 Reply

I'm trying to find it. I thought I found it once on mushrooms, but that quite possibly was my finger. I know it's there though, I'v3 seen it, and I'm all but positive many of you have too.


I tried, later then.

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-22 10:44:03 Reply

At 3/22/13 10:40 AM, CloseThyDoor wrote: OMG, Nobody has mentioned huffing! There's nothing better than sniffing some good old petrol and feeling your brain cells shrivel up as you hear the crazy waah waah noise and have disturbing visions.

huffing sucks

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-22 11:02:35 Reply

At 3/22/13 10:44 AM, BumFodder wrote: huffing sucks

huffin' and puffin' and muffins.

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-22 13:39:13 Reply

Because Fuck you, that's why.


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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-22 14:02:41 Reply

At 3/22/13 11:02 AM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 3/22/13 10:44 AM, BumFodder wrote: huffing sucks
huffin' and puffin' and muffins.

huffin a muffin with a puffin

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-22 16:19:18 Reply

At 3/22/13 10:44 AM, BumFodder wrote:
At 3/22/13 10:40 AM, CloseThyDoor wrote: OMG, Nobody has mentioned huffing! There's nothing better than sniffing some good old petrol and feeling your brain cells shrivel up as you hear the crazy waah waah noise and have disturbing visions.
huffing sucks

No bro huff duster errday it's the shiiiiiiit yo


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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-22 16:55:11 Reply

Thus far, I've only smoked weed, and entirely for the sake of entertainment.
I can't even really smoke it for anxiety, because that only makes me more anxious.


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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-23 01:03:40 Reply

none of the drugs i took damaged me in any way, not even large doses of md drugs repeatedly with a bunch of supplements like antioxidants or constant k snorting, half pound of powder i nthe past 4 years


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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-23 03:38:27 Reply

At 3/22/13 01:53 AM, Christopher wrote: Don't do any drugs, not even weed. And weed is a drug, and it makes certain people paranoid as fuck. I've seen it happen to someone here on Newgrounds and it isn't pretty.

Which user would that be?

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-23 09:02:15 Reply

to have more fun than usual with other people

way more fun


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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-23 09:57:19 Reply

Because of my ADHD and sometimes I get headaches.

At 3/20/13 11:22 PM, Apekid wrote: Because 420 #YOLO

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-23 11:09:55 Reply

I can only give a very typical but true answer for some; it helps with my Anxiety. (Referring to Marijuana only.)


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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-23 11:22:19 Reply

just to ease the pain

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-23 11:23:26 Reply

At 3/23/13 11:22 AM, Boss wrote: just to ease the pain

CAUSE IN THE EEEEEND IT DOESNT EVEN MATTEEEEEEER

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-23 13:48:58 Reply

I'm not allowed to be sober

court order

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Response to Why do you do drugs? 2013-03-26 19:48:35 Reply

At 3/20/13 10:47 PM, HollowedPumkinz wrote: What does it do for you? Why do you do it?

I started out of curiosity getting blazed, then for a period of time became a habitual smoker, but knew it was only psychologically that I felt i need to be high to function. I use to get constant migraines once every week UNTIL i started getting high. I don't trust the majority of doctors and the BS medicine they often recommend that has a fuck ton of side effects

Does the price of doing it justify the effects?

Yes, high grade weed is really cheap for me

How often do you do it (habitually, occasionally or rarely)?

Use to be a habitually smoker, but I can control my desire

What does it offer you that is better than sobriety (if habitual) and if done occasionally,

I refused to have live through this entire life without experimenting with God given plants that benefit humankind. Life gets overwhelming for me at times, and weed just seems like a chill factor to help me analyze life in depth and reassure me that God loves us and has a plan for all of us in this plan of existence

to what extent do these effects prove superior to say, drunkenness?

I like being high off weed because I can still function and do basic things like drive, which when I'm on alcohol i cannot, and alcohol just feels more physically damaging and poisonous than natural plants.

Also I've had some amazing adventures when high off the maryJ; everything just seems 100x funnier and times slloows down, or my mind just thinks faster

I only smoke weed and Salvia; and occasionally drink


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