Aaron_Matthew saidWhy are people who do drugs viewed as being almost less human?
I used to think this way. I used to think people who do drugs never think.
But now I think they're doing drugs because they think too much.
I don't think that drugs are bad, or good. Even the FDA approved ones can kill you or cause less than pleasant side effects. I have nothing against the occassional use of marijuana, payote or mushrooms. Hell, the more organic and local the better! Another great way to stimulate the local economy =D and support your own scene ;)
But on a serious note, I used to abuse drugs. I've done pot, crack, coke, and speed. Not much compared to some people, but just enough to know when to stop. I've met some pretty cool people who feel that drugs are just another aspect of their lifestyle and don't abuse it; although I've met several people whom have fallen under the dark spell of an all powerful addictive high, and everything in between.
I personally feel that there isn't any excuse of the use any drug other than sole fact that the person hooked wants to have their fix. It comes down to that, no matter how big or small; frequent or infrequent the dose. I've seen people abuse prescription pills, cigarettes, alcohola, meth, crack and LSD. They've had points in the beginning when they could've easily stepped back and honestly asked themselves if they wanted the drug or NEEDED the drug, and too often they've allowed the NEED to overcome their will.
Hell, it took me eight years, from the month I started smoking to finally quit. After every attempt to kick the habit I only got deeper into it, smoking more stronger cigarettes. It was rediculous.
But, even my pot smoking brothers will tell you to this day, "Don't Do Drugs