Drugs are bad?

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    Mar 28, 2008 8:41 PM GMT
    Why 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.
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    Mar 28, 2008 11:01 PM GMT
    i dont think they are bad...most of my friends are druggies..i personally dont do it because i value my education and my future too much...

    but its ok...its just slower thinking..and as the cliche goes, some do get more from studying when smoking marijuana....

    there is a guy im seeing now, madly in love with him, but i cant go into a relationship with him because he smokes weed, and im not prepared to put up with all the legal/physical/emotional problems that come along with that.
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    Mar 28, 2008 11:34 PM GMT
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    Technically drugs are nothing other than chemicals which alter your bodies chemistry. So no different from exercise, chocolate, hugs etc

    Nothing is really wrong with drugs, it's more people who abuse drugs rather I look down on them.

    That said I typically like to associate with people who's highs are less artificial. As for encouraging others to use drugs that's co-dependancy and a big no no.

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    Mar 29, 2008 12:51 AM GMT
    alcohol and tobacco are also drugs and used in moderation can be okay, i believe marijuana in moderation can also be okay. I don't judge people who use substances, i choose not to alter my mind but fully support the right of others to get high safely and appropriately.

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    Mar 29, 2008 12:52 AM GMT
    It definitely depends on the patterns of use. Most of the people that I know have done drugs at one point or another and some will continue to do it at one point or another. I don't see anything wrong at all with that. Alcohol is a drug and many people go out every weekend and drink. That's no problem. Now when you're taking swigs out of a water bottle at work to get by the day, that's when you have a problem.

    If you're going to a huge party that you go to once a year and decide to drop E, go ahead. I don't see that as destructive or a situation where I would respect the person less. Now, if that same person dropped to go to a wedding, then I would have to think twice about how much I would respect someone like that.
  • GQjock

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    Mar 29, 2008 1:04 AM GMT
    It's not the drugs that are bad per say
    .... but what are the people turn into and are hiding from thats the problem

    you put a chemical into somebody and something new comes out...kind of a false face situation
    people look down at it because it's not dealing with the world and that to most people seems weak
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    Mar 29, 2008 1:06 AM GMT
    well i think there are those drugs that are 'not bad" and can be used safe and responsibly.

    there are other drugs like heroin and meth on the other hand that are bad, because they completely damage peoples lives, i dont believe there is a healthy or responsible way to use those.

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  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 29, 2008 1:22 AM GMT
    Drugs like alcohol, tobacco and marijuana seem safe because there are no immediate irrepairable damaging effects to the body, but long-term use of these drugs do have a lasting negative impact on the body. So they are not safe, regardless of how 'responsible' you are in using them. It's easy to dismiss these drugs as seriuos because, unlike heroin, you don't become addicted on your first use.

    That aside, the biggest issue I have with drugs is the broader social problems they cause. Someone can say the use of ecstasy or cocaine once every few months is fine, because they are only considering the physical and psychological impact, which would be low.

    But what about the overall drug trade and how it affects entire countries. Judges being killed in Columbia, police being killed, increased crime to support an addicts habit, the drain on government resources and tax dollars to help junkies.

    Drug use, regardless of which drug or frequency of use, has a huge negative impact on the world.

    BTW, I'm anti-drugs if you haven't guessed. icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 29, 2008 2:56 AM GMT

    If you ever spend more than an hour around people who use drugs, i'm talking meth, crack, or pot to excess you'll find that no, they don't think AT ALL and yes, they are losers and proof that drugs kill braincells.
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    Mar 29, 2008 3:05 AM GMT
    Here's another Pandora's Box...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 29, 2008 3:09 AM GMT
    Drugs are unhealthy but they aren't bad. Some drugs are trashier than others and so are some people.

    The worst of them is Meth...it makes Crack look like organic rice.

    If you know someone who is even remotely easygoing about Meth use...dump them! They're trash.
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    Mar 29, 2008 3:09 AM GMT
    I'd much rather abuse ice cream than any kind of drug or alcohol.
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    Mar 29, 2008 3:32 AM GMT
    Drugs and Alcohol are bad, mkay?

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    Mar 29, 2008 3:33 AM GMT
    Yes, drugs are bad.

    No, not less human, just more inhumane than those who are not killing themselves and harming others (whether or not anyone is allowed to see it, someone is being harmed).

    There are much more effective ways for people to focus energies, think more in the way would make YOU happy, and feel about people the way would PLEASE YOU than to do drugs.
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    Mar 29, 2008 3:34 AM GMT
    RunintheCity saidI'd much rather abuse ice cream than any kind of drug or alcohol.


    Hear, hear!!!
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    Mar 29, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    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."
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    Mar 29, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    RBY71 saidDrugs and Alcohol are bad, mkay?

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  • Hunter9

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    Mar 29, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    iTommy saidYes, drugs are bad.


    Thank you, Nancy Reagan.

    Idiot
  • TexanMan82

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    Mar 29, 2008 4:31 AM GMT
    I am libertarian and for a long time, I have believed that all drugs should be decriminalized.

    All drugs.
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    Mar 29, 2008 4:55 AM GMT
    TexanMan82 saidI am libertarian and for a long time, I have believed that all drugs should be decriminalized.

    All drugs.


    I concur. I heard a drug counselor speak in one of my classes and he had one of the most intelligent things to say about this issue.

    "There is no such thing as a bad drug. There are only drugs that are bad for you."


    I used to party alot....but not so much anymore. To generalize and say "everyone who does drugs are dumb" is no different than saying "all black people are criminals" or "all asians are smart" or "all gays have aids" or "guys with good bodies are self-centered and stupid!"

    Since when did we as a group become so damn intolerant?

    Addictions can come in various forms. People get addicted to TV (which I consider far worse than many of these "bad" drugs)....talk about people who don't think! Their conversations are all about America's Top Model and American Idol and all that garbage.

    People get addicted to computers, exercise, texting...any of these can cause people to be less productive thus causing a "strain" on families, government services, etc.

  • TexanMan82

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    Mar 29, 2008 5:02 AM GMT
    I don't believe the government has any right to tell me or any of you what we can and can not do to our own bodies.

    They should be decriminalized.
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    Mar 29, 2008 5:28 AM GMT
    atlnvmasc: You are a genius. Anyone addicted to their TV should be herded up and relegated to Idaho...

    drugs are bliss... if you've never experienced them, then you don't know what you're talking about and need to shut up. Everything in moderation. If you can't handle moderation, don't f*ck it up for the rest of us... that goes for drug-addicts, food-addicts, TV-addicts, etc.
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    Mar 29, 2008 5:28 AM GMT
    TexanMan82 saidI don't believe the government has any right to tell me or any of you what we can and can not do to our own bodies.

    They should be decriminalized.


    I think that's a bit of an oversimplification. It's not about you or what you do to your body. The government could care less. What they do care about is promoting the public safety which, when one's mind is altered by any substance, can pose a threat to the public safety.

    Think of all the people that the drug trade affects. The lives it changes, the lives it takes, the lives it destroys.

    It's not just about you
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    Mar 29, 2008 5:38 AM GMT
    Oh come on.. kudos to y'all who doesn't think it's bad. And those of you who do.. why don't you try to walk a mile in someone else's shoes, you might be doing the same thing they are. This coming from a former pothead who smoked for 10 years, I have been clean for a month now, and don't want to touch it again. Do I have problems that others do? Of course not. "Judge not lest ye be judged!"
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    Mar 29, 2008 5:44 AM GMT
    Even those who have walked with drug abusers know that they don't help anything. I've used drugs before. Drugs are bad. icon_smile.gif