Drugs are chemicals that alter, block, or mimic chemical reactions in the brain. This causes an alteration of the body's normal processes, causing physical (Faster heartbeat, deeper respiration etc.), or mental (Elevated mood, new thought processes etc.) changes.
Drugs are used for a myriad of purposes, from anaesthesia, to psychotherapy, to just being able to wake up in the morning (Caffeine).
Drugs that are used for personal pleasure (often illegally) are called Recreational Drugs. Traditional RD's include marijuana, alcohol (Yes, it is a drug), MDMA (ecstasy), mushrooms, LSD, methamphetamine, heroin, crack/cocaine. Recreational drugs come under many criticisms, and praise by opponents, and users alike. Some believe the use of RD's to be immoral, and life-threatening, while others believe that new and thoughtful insights can come from drug use (especially psychedelics like mushrooms, and LSD)
Other drugs include caffeine, psychedelic mushrooms diphenhydramine, dimehydrinate, mesculine, morphine, dextromethorphan, PCP, and chocolate (Chocolate contains theobromine, which is an effective cough suppressant, possibly more effective than cough syrups, which are also drugs. Theobromine has mild mood elevating effects. It's also the reason you don't feed chocolate to your pets.)
Contrary to popular belief, drugs are not for stupid people. Stupid people are the reason that recreational substances cause such a problem in society.
If used responsibly, drugs can bring about new insights, and positive life changes, or can be used to just sit back and relax after a hard day's work. They can leave you with a better, and renewed appreciation of life. (This is usually the work of psychedelics) Keep in mind that responsible drug use is just that: responsible. Using certain drugs with high addiction potential, like cocaine, crack, heroin, and methamphetamine to name a few, is not responsible, unless you have amazing willpower.
Substances like marijuana, MDMA, and LSD to name a few can all be used responsibly, and can be very fun, but if used often, they can be detrimental to your health. LSD could warp your very perspectives on life to the point where you can't even look at certain things the same way anymore. Ecstasy is a neurotoxin which can leave you with long term depression. Finally, heavy marijuana use will damage your lungs (If smoked), and can leave you very unmotivated, and lethargic. It will also cause a mild cognitive impairment that will disappear after cessation of use.
In closing to this long rant, if you're intelligent, drugs won't make you stupid. If used responsibly, drugs can be a catalyst to a better, more motivated, and eventful life. As long as your drug use doesn't cross into other areas of your life (Work, school, social) you'll be alright.
On the other end of the spectrum, if you're an idiot and use drugs because it's hella fun, and cool, and you use them chronically, then they will probably catalyze your downfall. Especially if you blow guys at parties for your fix.
If you don't want to use drugs, that's fine, I respect that, and your friends should too. But please, all anti-drug people out there, don't bitch at people for doing them, and telling them that they are fucking up their lives. Unless they actually are. Blowing guys are parties, doing crack everyday, robbing convienience stores for drug money, and smoking pot in class are all signs that your friend is a fuck-up who needs to stop drugs.
Remember, it's not the drugs people use, it's the people who use them.
Things that are taken to help people deal with boring, suck-ass reality.
Drugs that are illegal got that way because they work.
Sorry i thought i would clear this up: People who don't do drugs can't talk shit on drugs. I have done a drug every day of my life for the last 7 years(various, always marijuana, randomly pills, x, shrooms, acid, mescal and coke) in that time i graduated from law school with a 3.7, became a lawyer, and opened my own record store, so fuck off.
"Hey people who don't do drugs are the real brainwashed fucks"
"yea i know, my 3rd eye is being cleaned while those fucks are drinking beer, watching football, and voting republican"
some idiots don't seem to realise that caffeine is a psychoactive. Even cocoa contains a drug. And let's not forget alcohol...
Alcohol is perfectly legal but many other recreational drugs are not. Only because alocohol is better at sedating the masses.
the best thing in the world until you run out.
Well i just used my college funds for drug money, got a pound of purps and 150 oxys so i'll see you guys in a couple weeks.
when SMART or open minded people use drugs, they will realize that things aren't just like people tell you. Weed'll keep you off the edge, make you appreciate your time here and be more aware. Weed is hardly a drug. Alcohol is more of a drug (or poison) than most think.
Drugs, drugs, drugs, some are good and some are bad,
Drugs, drugs, drugs, ask your mom or ask your dad
If you wanna try a drug that'll make you realize, after several hours of contemplation, what it's really all about (not to mention the immediate effects ony last 3-10 mins), try SALVIA extract. It's legal, let's keep it that way
Person 1: Man, I'm all road raged the fuck out!
Person 1's passenger: Dude, chill out, smoke this and relax to the max!
Drugs are a life choice. Good or bad, it is something people do. When used as a part of a person's entertainment budget, they are generally as harmless as any other recreational activity. When a person over does a drug whether it be marijuana cocaine or ecstasy, it becomes negative. The same could be said for any indulgent recreational activity (Obsessed with : gaming (WoW/Evercrack), sports (gambling), a girlfriend/boyfriend) Anything good is meant to be enjoyed in moderation and not taken to hardcore extremes. People who do drugs deal with the negative consequences of their own vices. While you can't deny that drugs may change somebody's personality, nobody is perfect to begin with, so it really doesnt matter. It may be hard for a non-drug user to understand how a person can accept something as sacred as their own personality being altered, and that is probably why the concept is bothersome to them. A few things to note:
-A casual drug habit does not kill you.
-Smoking weed will probably affect your memory. Big deal. And to those who are sheltered from the real world, everybody smokes weed.
-Cocaine will make you do some stupid shit. Theres a reason why it rhymes with insane.
-Overuse of psychedelics will make it hard to think in the future, this is true.
-If the substance is known as addictive such as meth, heroin, coke and crack, you will probably get addicted to it if you try it and have ready access to it.
I have sat around smoking weed for months at a time relaxing to the extreme and not worrying about anything. I have seen all existence as a singular point in time and space while on mushrooms. I have acted as outrageously as Rick James while on cocaine. I have had sex on Ecstasy more times than I can count. Yeah, I have trouble remembering shit sometimes. Once in a while I feel like theres something I should understand that I don't. Sometimes I regret blowing thousands of dollars that I have nothing to show for. But the fact of the matter is that everybody has these same problems, and I know plenty of people who have never done drugs who have far less to show for their time in this world than I do, who have never experienced the things I have and never will.
Something as a child/teenager we were told never to do but got into anyway.
Age 10<br>Mom: dont do drugs they are bad.<br>
Timmy: i would never mommy<br>
Timmy: where da trees at man??<br>
If you are a person who has never experienced drugs or if you just outright do not understand drugs, then you should not make speculations about drug users. A drug has mind-altering affects, and yes some people can not handle it, but there are those of us out there that understand what we are doing and can for the most part control our actions. As for myself I enjoy weed, Canadian is the best I don't care what you say, and I still aspire to be all that I can be. I don't sit around on a couch talking about how many threads there could be in the couch, I don't endanger anyone around me, and guess what I make better grades then kids that don't even know what drugs are. What I'm trying to say is, you shouldn't make assumptions about things you absolutely know nothing about! The government has lied about other things, we all know it, who is to say they aren't doing the same thing now?
Thank you for your time.
Non-druggie: "Hey I have no clue about drugs, but I'm going to leave a deffinition about how bad they are and how people who do them are all dumb and wont make it anywhere in life"
Drug user: "Dee dee dee, hey dumb ass aren't you gonna ask me if I'd like fries with that?"
n. A yummy ingestable substance
"The clue is... Cool"
"What is... excuse me, what ARE drugs?"
"Correct for 400"