Friday, October 23, 2009

Your Turn

In light of what I just read about Jodie Sweetin, I thought that this week we would talk about drugs. Have you ever done drugs? Experiences on drugs? Your own very personal bad drug behavior? The anonymous feature is on.

124 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm a woman in my early 40's, urban dweller, college educated, good job, not married and no kids. I've done coke, acid, mushrooms, opium, "whip-its". Now, I am a regular pot smoker (daily) and I think pot should be legal. Oh, yeah, alcohol is a drug - I don't touch it during the week, but enjoy cocktails on the weekends. If coke is around, I'll partake, but am careful not to do too much or do it too frequently.

Quintessential Southerner said...

i absolutely have not used drugs and have no desire to do so, but i have an addiction to chocolate and french fries. most of the time i don't care to do anything about this addiction, unless my thighs start to get too cozy with one another. :)

Anonymous said...

22yo gay male.... 4yrs of college, very active social life. Never taken drugs. Never.

Anonymous said...

Oh gawd yes, I went through the whole teenage drug phase in NYC when NY nightlife and club kids were en vogue. What started off as pot ended up including acid, tabs, xtasy, coke, special K, crystal meth. I have to thank God that I never overdosed or did anything foolish while high.

Thankfully now other than the rare joint I can't touch the stuff, it gives me the worst anxiety and panic attacks now

Anonymous said...

I am addictive to Poppers/Rush/Jungle Jiice (amyl nytrates) during sex.

Anonymous said...

yes, lots. only once since having kids though.

Anonymous said...

Food is my chosen drug.

redhotpepper said...

I tried pot in college and it just never did it for me. Not to mention, the last time I did it, I had an allergic reaction so that pretty much sealed its fate!

Coke is what I preferred and my friend and I spent a summer in college partaking. Just the one summer and I'm too big a weenie about getting caught.

Never tried much of anything else.

So, I just stick with the legal alcohol!

Momster said...

LOL at QS! I can so identify with that.

I smoked a bit of pot in college 25 years ago and that's it.

I would be a terrible drug taker. I have reactions to about everthing I take. I can't even drink Red Bull, my heart races too damn fast.

But I love my beer. :D

Anonymous said...

I'm a cocaine addict in recovery. I havent touched the bad stuff in 20 months. I still feel like doing it sometimes, though, but I can't and I won't.

Quintessential Southerner said...

@12:27 i wish you success and i KNOW that you can do it! :)

Anonymous said...

Had some trouble with coke over the last few years (too many bad stories to pick just one) but think I have it under control now. It helps that it just kind of makes me miserable now. I tried other stuff in the college/university years (acid, mushrooms) but not even pot really interest me now. Just makes me want to eat and sleep! Started with the coke to help me lose weight - it doesn't work long-term.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't much of a drug user compared to most of the people I knew in high school, but, hey, it was seventies. I made the mistake of taking LSD (my only experience) while I was at a circus. With my mother.

Cancan said...
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Cancan said...

Hey, the anonymous thing isn't working for me.

Anonymous said...

Never touched a drug, not even a joint. I'm in my 30s now - married, with kids - and I don't feel like I missed out on anything by avoiding them. My best friend from high school tried pretty much everything in college, and she's now a very successful attorney, but my brother started experimenting in high school and is now a 30 year old addict. I've seen people who could experiment and move on, but watching my brother try to kick his addiction for the past 12 years is enough for me to justify my anti-drug stance.

captivagrl said...

I am a very small piece in a very big puzzle of people trying to help a young mother get sober. She has/had a very serious drug problem for years. Recovery is SO difficult, even after someone admits the problem and seeks help. Addicts lie. They lie a lot. It's both difficult and rewarding to help.
Very, very frustrating to deal with the(expected)relapses.

Anonymous said...

I've done drugs, do drugs, enjoy SOME drugs. Don't really consider weed to be a drug, well, a WORSE drug than alcohol for example.
Last weekend a good friend called to see if I wanted to come over, hang out, snort a few rails of blow. First time playing with that stuff in almost a year. Frankly, cocaine bores the piss out of me.
Now, I LOVE MDMA and wish I could still do it, but that's a drug for the younger set and one I played with pretty hard a few years back. LSD= pure awesomeness; tripped a few months back and will be tripping again in November.
Have tried crystal meth aka speed and can say that it is a horribly seductive drug and I am grateful to have never gotten sucked into that world. Shrooms are a blast as are some prescription meds; the latter I try not to tangle with since they're so brutally addictive.

Anonymous said...

I've only smoked pot three times in my entire life (I'm 37) and all it did was get me really wired and then a HUGE headache. The exact opposite of what it's supposed to do.

I do drink once in a while now but that's about it. I've had my share of alcohol hangovers in university, etc but otherwise I'm a good girl. I don't really have any interest in drugs at all.

Syko said...

Not particularly, other than some social pot smoking in the 1980s and 1990s. For some reason booze and drugs don't do it for me - my demon of choice is food. And cigarettes.

m said...

Never. Too many alcoholics and addicts in my family.

Anonymous said...

I'm a 22year old woman and I've done pot, coke, ecstasy, MDMA, acid, mushrooms, ketamine, speed... Quite a few!

I went through a crazy, rebellious time a few years ago and luckily only had one scary experience.

I never got addicted to anything except cigarettes so I consider myself extremely lucky.

However, I'm glad to say that I've grown up a bit and that the most I do these days is drink a few beers and smoke cigarettes.

I do know drug addicts and from seeing what they've been through, it's just not worth it. I love having my health and the trust of those around me. No point in messing it up for a quick high.

Anonymous said...

Tried pot in collge my freshman year; hated it.
That is the only drug I have tried. I dont think I have ever seen another drug in person.
I am honestly scared shitless of them and the various addiction and legal consequences that come with the territory.

pomme said...

once for my birthday: a chocolate space cake !
i didn't know!
i vomitted every thing!
i hate that!
i was sick during 2 days!
i am not interesting before or after!

Anonymous said...

Did pot a few times in college, but I have this extreme aversion to smoke products...cigarettes especially. I liked the affect of pot, but it was just too hard for me to inhale it.

Now, open up a nice Cab, or a fine bottle of Irish whiskey and I'll be your buddy all evening.

Which gets me thinking...I've been reading this site for a couple years now and noticed that there are a fair amount of commentors that enjoy tipping a glass. Has anyone ever thought of having a CDAN happy hour? Obivously you'd have to organize by city...just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Just pot ... and I like it in the right, controlled situation. I never laugh so hard as when I'm high.

Anonymous said...

I'm a 44 year old mom of 1. I'm a full time university student going into the medical field. 14 years ago i kicked a heroin habit cold turkey. Haven't done it since. I did however drink vodka nearly every day since then and a year ago started on painkillers when i stepped on a rake, three stooges style, and fucked up my back. I told my DR. after about 6 months of pain killers, that I didn't want to take them anymore, and he gave me vicodin instead of what I'd been taking. I partially blame him for this because now I call and get 180 pills every month. I'm down to 4-5 pills a day but can't manage to completely stop. I did however stop Xanax after 4 years of every day use. No one knows about this.
I feel guilty and ashamed.
I hate it.

West End Girl said...

Just booze and even that I have to be careful of due to family alcoholism.

Mooshki said...

Ate pot brownies once in college, but apparently they didn't put enough in, 'cause no one had any reaction. Never even been drunk. I don't like booze, and I can't drink enough to get intoxicated. I tried once to make myself drink a lot quickly, and after 1 1/2 glasses, it came right back up. Yep, I'm a real party girl.

Anonymous said...

meth . I was bad for a while, now it is once every 6 month or so. Just cannot say no forever but there is no way i can go back to doing it everyday again. Thankfully that period of my life has past. Every time i do it I realize that i have to go through the pain of everything that comes with it in order to stay the hell away from it again. I think about it all the time, but it is a forbidden, shameful craving , not one that i can justify indulging myself even on the rare occasion that i do.

Mama Theresa said...

i love drugs! much fun. i dont do any at this stage of my life except alcohol but have done coke, mesc, whip-its, weed. not a much of a weed lover. maybe 10 times in my life. boring. puts me to sleep.

have legal supplies of xanax, vicodine and/or percocet when needed. xanax helps at the end of the day after the kids are asleep, and even then, only .25mg

as with everything else, the key is moderation. when i was in my 20s i had no responsibilities so no big deal. the 30s slowed down the partying as the career took off and now in my 40s and i have small kids so no more partying. dont even miss it because, well, its a different stage of life, but if I were at a party and my kids were at my mother's for the night, you wouldnt have to twist my arm.

southernbelle said...

23, lived on college campus in the dorms. Dad was a cop so I was preached to for years about the evils of drugs. Never touched them, I think because I did not want to disgrace my dad. I drank occasionally, but not like other people I know. I think it has been over a year since I have even touched alcohol. I think drugs are a waste of my time, enjoy life don't try to alter it.

Drcocks said...

Come from an alcoholic family so I knew I had to be really cautious because of that. So I rarely drank, and was not very good at it but always felt pressure. My husband was a cop and agreed to act as security for a rich guy on a trip to Jamaica and I went along. I was almost 50 and never touched drugs. My husband bought the guy some coke and urged me to do it. I loved it and was hooked. When the money ran out, and it always does, no home, no job, I began to drink heavily for over 5 years. I am no away from my husband and attend AA meetings on a regular basis. I have no idea how I went so long without drugs or alcohol and then fell apart, but at least I made it out alive.

Quintessential Southerner said...

i enjoy and want others including myself to do well. so here goes...

@12:40 don't go at this ALONE. kudos to you for kicking your heroin addiction, and i would say that your doc was irresponsible in prescribing vicodin. but please find someone you can trust to help you. i want you to be well and live well.

Anonymous said...

I'm 34. I was 11 the first time I got drunk. Tried acid my senior year of high school. Started with pot and mushrooms in college. In the last 4 years I've done extasy (but only if we plan on going dancing all night). Been to enough coke parties to know that shit is not for me. No meth, no heroin, no pills either...pill-poppers are zombies. I smoke everyday once I'm done with work. I only purchase locally grown stuff because I don't want to contribute to the drug war. Haven't done xtasy in over a year and at this point don't really feel like making calls to find it. In each of my previous relationships I was the bad guy because I smoked pot. My current boyfriend of 3 years is the first relationship in which we both smoke.

Sylvia said...

Never done illegal drugs even though a couple of friends offered me some pot. Didn't see a purpose for it. Also when I would party with friends would drink once in a long while never did find enjoyment in drinking either. My only bad habit are sweets even though now I am not suppose to have any I still eat a little something once in a while.

Anonymous said...

i smoke pot regularly now and that's about it; in high school and college did that plus drank, acid, and mushrooms. i've had family members with alcohol and hard drug problems so i rarely drink now and have never touched coke or anything like that.

i think pot should be legal. i think it's ridiculous that alcohol is legal and pot isn't. in my opinion alcohol is much more destructive than weed.

Anonymous said...

high school in the late 70's, University of Miami in 1980 and NYC clubs in the 80's... there are only a few drugs I can think of that I haven't done - Heroin, ecstasy, dust and meth, everything else was fun at the time I guess. I haven't touched anything except alcohol recreationally since the mid 80s, but I would love the chance to get my hands on a quaalude one more time!

trogdor said...

My close friends in high school and well into college were major drug dealers here in the bay area. About 5 of them that moved weight, not the kind to stand on your street corner. Most of them didn't use their own products, unless it was a new shipment of something exciting. Weed, shrooms, acid, coke and meth. They never let me try them even though I asked once in a while. I was the one they copied all the homework from, so I guess it didn't help if I was stung out in some corner somewhere. One night at about 3 am my friend and I were playing video games at his house and we heard a knock on the window. There was a customer out there trying to sell us baby clothes and a stroller. Decided that booze was good enough for me from that point forward.

Anonymous said...

Let me preface this by saying drugs are awesome, all drug users are not abusers, and not all drugs are created equal.

Now, a critique of the things I've done.

Alcohol: good in moderation. I've spent too much time with my head in a toilet.

Marijuana: I've been a regular (i.e. daily) pot smoker for seven years. Keeps me sane (seriously) and I suffer from emotional withdrawal when I don't have it.

Coke: meh. I was told it was going to be the greatest drug of all time and it wasn't for me. Usually I just stay up all night reading poetry aloud.

Crack: I did it once and it's hands-down THE BEST drug I've ever done. I can never touch it again for that same reason.

Ketamine: yeah, okay, most people laugh at the idea of taking cat tranquilizers. I say don't knock it till you try it. You have no coordination and turn into a puddle but your mind stays sharp. Fun in moderation.

LSD, mushrooms: both lovely, although I find LSD more intense. I tried to have sex with a boyfriend while on acid one time. We'd start kissing and I'd forget what I was doing. We ended up laying in bed for hours giggling, sweating, and being morons.

Ecstacy: always a sweaty good time. I grope people. No one minds!

Salvia: not so much fun. I don't know why a person would want to do that. The one and only time I smoked it, I swear time went backwards. Totally weird, although I'm open to trying it again.

Sigh. All the really good stories I have are drug or sex related—or both!

Anonymous said...

went thru my crazy teen drug days and played with weed, extasy, coke and pills.
coke was really fun for me socially. but i have a family full of addicts so i couldnt play around. extasy is a lot of fun too. had a bad experience with the pills. a friend of mine used to take cocktails of pills and he would be so messed up. one time i gave in and he handed me a handful of pills...i tried to lay down later and was shaking uncontrollably. i thought i would end up dead in the downstairs of my own mom's house.
now i smoke weed daily...and drink...and smoke cigarettes. no more hard core drugs for me...

Anonymous said...

Oh man, what haven't I done is the better question. I'm an equal opportunity drug addict...will get addicted to anything if given the chance. No shrooms or anything like that...too scared of a bad trip. Ketamine a couple of times, but didn't do enough to feel anything because I didn't want to get into a k-hole. Went through a phase where I did way too much coke...was introduced to smoking foilies and the euphoria was too hard to resist for a long time. Lost two really good jobs in the medical field due to stealing pills. Used to take injectable opiates from a vet clinic I worked at and inject it straight into my muscles...could never hit veins. Now have sworn off the bad shit...am a daily pot smoker, but I consider that basically sober considering my past. No more lying, no more sneaking, not allowed to use anything that isn't grown out of the ground, and it's working for me.

Anonymous said...

If I were the type to be drug dependent, I would have had a great drug life. In college my first drug was Ecstasy. It was give to me by a guy on our first date. I later found out he was an international drug dealer with diplomatic immunity. He offered me things all the time, but I just did x a couple of times.

Years later, my male best friend (gay) was living with the bigtime town drug dealer. I was over their house daily and there were just jars of drugs everywhere. I experimented with pot, acid, coke and did x a few more times. I preferred the acid and x more than anything but just socially. All in all, I was stoned about 10 times, but could have spent the middle 80s thru the mid 90s drugged up.

X just made me want to snuggle, kiss and take my clothes off. And walk around barefoot in the dewy grass. Acid while taking a shower was the most erotic experience of my life.

Good times....good times

Anonymous said...

I've always wondered if Enty anonymously contributes to Your Turns. Has he ever mentioned it?

Anonymous said...

Overdosed on ghb and was flatlined and technically dead until they jumpstarted me so ya stay away from drugs

Anonymous said...

LMAO at the last comment and picturing this post being from Enty -
"X just made me want to snuggle, kiss and take my clothes off. And walk around barefoot in the dewy grass. Acid while taking a shower was the most erotic experience of my life."

Anonymous said...

I am a 56 year old woman. I've tried most drugs: pot, coke, hash, prescription drugs, etc. I like recreational drugs even though I've had close friends die from them. I've known many druggies and my husband used to go to NA. I have recently developed a deep liking for Vicodin and luckily don't have a connection so I can only get it every now and then.

Anonymous said...

32 years old, university educated, mom of 1. Smoke pot regularly, although I had no problem stopping while I was pregnant. Done Acid once in high school, mushrooms several times years ago, coke a few times, ecstasy a few times.
Acid scared me because of the helucinations, mushrooms are crazy fun, coke is good for giving you a self-esteem boost with people it seems, but I didn't really care for it. Ecstasy is fun in a club. Pot is the best for me, hanging out with friends and relaxing.
Do not have an addictive personality, but I would NEVER even TRY heroin or meth, those two drugs scare the crap out of me.

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Anonymous said...

Never tried drugs. I saw a movie on the television back in the 70s about a girl that took LSD and went crazy I think it as called Go Ask Alice. Any that scared me for life. I don't do drugs and am afraid to be around anyone he does them.

Alcohol runs in my family so I drink in moderation (one drink every 6 to 8 weeks). I take pride in never getting drunk because my dad was a horrible alcoholic however one night after TWO drinks a became very ill (gross, it came out of both ends) and I realized I was drunk. I was pissed. I felt like I was no better than my dad and now I can no longer say I've never been drunk.

To this day I don't drink at bars and only have lite wine as I said every once in a while.

I hope they never legalize marijuana, if so they might as well legalize prostitution for the income it can bring in.

Anonymous said...

Me: female, mid-30s, educated, great marriage, great job, no kids

Loved:

Acid (did it once, pretty good, lots of awesome visuals)

Mescaline (once, heavily doused on top of a pill of ecstasy, absolutely incredible visual and auditory hallucinations and totally joyful)

Mushrooms (about ten times, transcendental, deep, amazing)

Weed (am still a daily weed smoker, so relaxing and fun and makes me focus better)

Ecstasy (loooove E, done it probably 25 times, only a few in the last few years, the most recent a few months ago)

Ketamine (a few times about 7 years ago, coming "down" from E, because it puts you right back on the roll)

Salvia (once, meh)

Love but should Hate:

Alcohol. 'Nuff said.

Hated:

Cocaine. Just, no. So no meth for me either. I'll stick with the non-make you strung out kind of drugs, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hate pot. That's the only illegal drug I've ever tried (or ever will try). Makes me paranoid.

I'm lucky not to have addictive personality/chemistry, what have you. I was drinking a LOT a few years ago during a major depression. Then one day I thought "I shouldn't drink this much" and just stopped doing so. Now it's an occasional drink, that's all.

My sympathies, though, to people who have addictive chemistry.

Anonymous said...

Oh, once I accidently took too much cough syrup and ended up walking around this Indian casino. I felt like I had no legs and was just floating, it felt wonderful. Who knew?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12:40 PM: Were you upfront with your doctor regarding your past use? If you were, then get a new doctor -- giving a former addict Vicodin is completely irresponsible. Turn those thoughts of guilt and shame into something positive.

FWIW, I had major back surgery several times as a teen, and I am constantly in pain -- much more than the average person. I went to a pain clinic offered by a teaching hospital in the city I live in, and learned how to live and deal with that pain. The strongest pain medication I ever take is ibuprofen (aka Advil). Plus I understand what its like to be an addict -- 15 years of cigarettes, and a ten year period of everything from pot to crystal meth and coke. I realized I had a problem when I found myself having a rational internal monologue about what to try next: crack or heroin? But I never went used more than ibuprofen for the pain.

Cheryl said...

Recreational drugs terrify me. Even in college I never touched the stuff.

However, I've had a few prescription drugs over the years that were not unpleasant, though that terrifies me too. I used them as prescribed, as many people do, but I think I would be susceptible to abuse if I'm not careful. I had a fun weekend looped on muscle relaxants and pain killers for a pulled neck muscle.

I have had bronchitis several times recently and I really like the hydrocodone cough syrup (that my doctor can't get her hands on anymore).

Other than that I've never been much of a partier. I always had a good time at the clubs dancing and talking to people with a clear head.

sunnyside1213 said...

Drugs were a required course at the University of Louisana in the late 60s.

.robert said...

I used pot all through my teen years. Stopped when I decided (1987) to join the military and haven't thought about doing it again even though I could get it in 5 mins any time day or night. Tried coke when I was 16, it did nothing for me. A few Quaaludes when I was 15 but that is all.

A lot of people around me then were doing heroin but none of my close friends. Glad I missed out on the crack epidemic when it arrived here.

Anonymous said...

Hard core crap isn't for me. I can't handle it. I drink and smoke cigs (both are about the worst, IMO).

Funny story...back in the college days I smoked lots of pot. One night the roommate and I were higher than a kite and dying for some chocolate. I was too stoned to count money so she counted out all this change and told me exactly what candy bars to buy. The store was a half-block away so I figured WTH. My eyes were blood red of course and the clerk kept staring at me. When I spilled all those coins on the counter, I got the giggles. I grabbed up the Snickers and Milky Ways and laughed my ass off walking back home.

.robert said...

Missed Cheryl's post; Zyrtec gives me the most INSANE wake up freaked out coveren in sweat nightmares, every time. Cold/Flu stuff puts me in a heavy useless fog. Coffee makes me feel like I have a chain saw motor in my chest but I can drink tea all day long.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, I forgot about some cough syrup I got once. Damn, that stuff was soooo good.

I got sick once and took a swig out of a bottle prescribed for my infant son. Nice coma.

Anonymous said...

I dabbled in many things in my college years...pot of course, small amounts of coke a few times, once smoked heroin - once! - just dabbling. Wanted to see what it was like. Got to have lots of opportunity to see that I was not missing much but an opportunity to look and act v. boring and rather disgusting.

Because my ex was an addict (to whatever he could manage to be addicted to, constantly trading one thing for another) and because I dislike being out of control, I now absolutely despise drugs in general.

I will drink, of course, moderately, and the only drug I will probably do in the future is a nice bit of hash. That, plus champagne, gave me some of the most pleasant times of my young life, in Europe.

Anonymous said...

I'm a mom in my mid 40's and only drink a cocktail, beer or glass of wine very infrequently and usually with a nice meal out or at a family get together. My sister is in her late 50's. Recently we were comparing notes about the things we did in the past. Basically, we were pretty good kids, however, we both tried pot on numerous occasions and were both eventually "banned" from "the weed" by our friends for being such Debbie Downers! We both get completely paranoid, anxious and panicky. We both discovered that we feel like our lips are sewn shut and our eyes are about to pop out of our heads. The ONLY time our lips seemed to work were the times we were babbling to our friends about the police finding us and taking us all to jail! (Remember that Rosanne episode when they found the old joint? Much like that!)How funny is it that we both, from two different generations had the exact same experiences with the drug AND our friends?

That said, I think that weed should be legalized. If tobacco is legal and has NO redeeming qualities, why shouldn't marijuana that has so many medicinal uses for so many different ailments? It MAY be a gateway drug, but so is alcohol. My niece's mother-in-law could really use some right now - her chemo is brutal.

I love Your Turn Fridays!

captivagrl said...

@ 12:40 - please consider a meeting this weekend. the shame you feel starts the cycle going again. your secret probably isn't that much of a secret to those around you. the guilt parents feel can be overwhelming. give AA/NA a chance, accept some help.

Anonymous said...

There is a reason it is called Ecstasy - best drug ever. I love drugs - they change your head for just a few hours, and as long as you can keep it in check, why not feel better every once in awhile?

I've done pot, coke, ecstasy, acid, shrooms, cough syrup, adderall, diazapam, xanax, valium and probably more that I can't remember. Only thing I do now is booze & adderall for the ADD. X is the best.

Anonymous said...

I was Anon 1:30 there - wanted to add, all my drug experiences were of the Brooklyn/Manhattan nitelife sort, btw...so these were not dinky drug users, but people who found themselves quite glamorous and moneyed, and their hangers on. It is a pathetic lifestyle and I don't understand why we keep acting like it is fascinating when it is such a sad waste. I guess the old trainwreck idea.

Anonymous said...

i'm a married mother of an 8yo son. "back in the day" i did a lot of crystal (daily for a few years). i've been smoking pot every day (unless we're out) but am a productive citizen who has a full time job, cares for my son (who's a straight a student at this point), and not in any trouble with the law. i don't smoke at work (well, on an occasional Friday lunch i might indulge just a little). i take a very mild xanax but don't even do those every day. i don't drink. i think pot should be legal, of course. a drunk is worse than someone who is stoned.

Anonymous said...

I smoked some pot in college and high school. I never really understood the appeal. It made me stupid, hungry, and sleepy. Yes, I was a follower.

I did Ecstasy a couple of times and LOVED it. It made me feel like I was some sort of love child Superwoman who could conquer the world. I knew I could not do it again. If Ecstasy was so good, what would others be like? It scared the shit out of me.

Anonymous said...

Was too paranoid to get far into drugs.
First joint was smoked 40 yrs ago when I was a teen. Got high about 10 more times after.
Over the next 4 years, I tried once each: amyl, coke, went to my prom on mescaline, mushroom, whites (speed). Once I hit 20, I just didn't care anymore, and left it behind.
I have a drink about once a month now. That's it. I don't even know what Salvia is.

Anonymous said...

ANON at 1:31 again...

The best pot experiences I ever had? Yeah, they weren't ALL bad...

#1 At the Rolling Stones American Tour 1981 at the Astrodome(wasn't that supposed to be their final retirement tour?) Anyway, these dudes sitting in front of us had a literal "fattie". It was the size of a Cuban cigar and the contact high was the best I'd ever had before or since - no paranoia at all.

#2 Learning (with my older sister again) to drive in rush hour traffic in Houston in the late 70's early 80's. As traffic would grind to a halt, people started passing joints from car to car. I was horrified, but my sister grabbed it when offered and took a little hit. Besides the fact I was driving her Black Trans Am, that made her the coolest sister ever in my eyes. I may have basically been a "goodie-goodie", but I appreciated her ballsy sophistication. She was a mom and a wife, but still ultimately cool.

My sister is still my best friend and we are typical upper middle class master-planned community dwellers, but now we get our "highs" mostly at church or from a Margarita now and then.

Anonymous said...

I also often wonder if enty posts here when it's anonymous, but what I really wonder, can he see who we are when we post anonymously?

Anonymous said...

Grew up in the 70's and did a lot of drugs, repeatedly. LSD, nebutals, meth, cocaine, mushrooms, peyote, uppers, downers, tried heroin once, loved it and never did it again. Oh, and lots and lots of alcohol.

Started recovery in 92 and had 13 years clean and sober. Relapsed three years ago and I'm still out there.

Anonymous said...

yes!
weed daily

likes: molly, boomers, whippets, good liquid lsd

never tried: H, meth

Anonymous said...

I'm 39, mother of an 18 yr old. I went to college and never did drugs, and hadn't drunk alcohol in ten yrs.

I, too, believe that pot should be legalized. And when it finally is, I will then try it. I'm sure it'll make my days at the office a lot better. Can hardly wait.

Majik said...

I'm a chronic (daily weed smoker). I've done LSD as a teen (blah, nothing), shrooms, and did my first few bumps of coke two years ago with my brother and sister in law (I was 37). I enjoyed it, but I found the whole cutting and preparing of the lines to be more seductive than the coke, itself--I avoid buying it for just that reason, though I will gladly do some if offered (at a party, not sitting at home by m'self).

Great 'shroom story, though--the first time I did them, I had no idea I was on them...they were baked in a cake at a work party (this is back when I worked in a nightclub--many many years ago). It was an upside down rum pineapple cake (yums) and I had two pieces before the people who baked it realized that I'd had it (what it was doing at the buffet, I'll never know...). I didn't hallucinate, but I did scale the outside of the building when no one answered the door (the bar had three floors and the first two were closed--it had an old style fire escape where one would need a pole to pull the ladder down. There was no pole, so I Spidermanned my way up to the second level and on to the fire escape, proper). I'll never forget the look on my friend's face when he heard me knocking at the firedoor...hysterical. The really funny thing is that no one told me what I was on that night--for TWO YEARS!!! I was debating trying 'shrooms one night with some friends and said that I had never done them before--my friends looked at each other and said "Should we tell her?", then they let me in on the joke. Ha ha. Turns out they didn't tell me because they thought I was 'antidrug' for whatever reason and thought I would freak out.

After that, 'shrooms were a "piece of cake", so to speak....lol.

BTW...I don't condone hiding drugs in food and NOT TELLING PEOPLE. Taking drugs recreationally should be a choice, and the person taking them should be completely aware--who knows what would have happened if I had tried to drive?

I rarely drink, and I NEVER smoke weed and drive. I'm a "responsible" drug user, if there is such a thing.

Anonymous said...

Pot pretty much IS legalized ... you pay some money to the right doctor for a prescription, then head over to one of the numerous "pharmacies" around ... at least in LA.

As for me, never had the inclination to do drugs, but I have abused food my entire life.

Anonymous said...

Alcoholics scare me.

Jungle007 said...

I tried pretty well everything in my teens, minus heroin, crack, and acid. I started with pot, and that good-ole' gateway drug led me down a path of experimenting with ex, coke, ketamine, g, meth, and shrooms, mixing alcohol with all of the above.

I gave up meth after 3 months of sketching out and cleaning my house. I lost enough weight that my friends who didn't know about the drugs thought i had an eating disorder. I was very uptight about my physical appearance (still kinda am), and the the thought of looking like a cracked-out skeletor freaked me straight.

Later i got into e pretty hard, but when i got to the point where i was going to school on e and one tablet wasn't doing it for me anymore i just kinda stopped.

It's a similar story for all the drugs... I did them for long enough to get semi-hooked then just quit. No drug is gonna control me!

Pot... I smoked from age 15- 20 when i got pregnant with my firstborn. I started again when she was about 1 when the stress of the breakup of her father and I had me depressed. I quit when I started college at age 25 and now I have a 7 week old baby. The thought of getting high right now is very unappealing. maybe one day. Lord knows I could get some easy enough (both our familes contain several avid potheads). My husband is in the cdn military and wouldn't dare risk that for pot, but he was a huge pothead in his teens/early 20's.

Ms Cool said...

Never tried anything other than alcohol.

Lioness70 said...

I had the equivalent of a bad acid trip on Zoloft. I threw the rest of the bottle out after that. I didn't even last a week on them. Besides that, I never got hooked on anything, illegal or prescription. All I tried was pot, once or twice in college, and never again--not after the massive headache I got!

Majik said...

I really must say my piece about the whole "gateway" drug theory and weed....to call weed a 'gateway' drug implies that you get used to it and need more and more, until that's not strong enough for you, so then you go on to whatever next drug there is. Sounds good, in theory, but the trouble with that is:
1. There's really no other drug that gives you the same high as weed. It's different than shrooms, coke, heroin, etc. and works on specific brain receptors called cannibinoids, which do not become active when using anything other than weed.
2. THC is not addictive. 100% proven, which is why they now use it for pain management.

Now...I do think that you could use the 'gateway' argument in that people who smoke weed are more likely to know people who do/can access harder drugs, but that is definitely not always the case (my supplier, for instance, wouldn't know where to get coke to save his life but does HUGE business in herb). So for those of you who say you started with weed and it led to such and such, I have to respectfully disagree.

mygeorgie said...

No judgement, I have my own vices (food, quit smoking for the 8th time 7 months ago), but to all those that are joyous about drug addiction & pro-pot, would you also be okay with it all if your kid was doing the same?

I just discovered my 15 year old hiding booze bottles & a pot pipe. It has been the shittiest week ever as a parent.

Anonymous said...

I was a drunk for years, scotch, whiskey, beer, anything with a high alcohol content. I entered rehab after seeing my nine year old daughter sitting on the steps with a lost expression on her face. My marriage ended and I picked up the bottle again, drank until I was lost, at least this time my daughter was an adult. I woke up one day realizing I had enough went into therapy, that was ten years ago. Sometimes, I wonder what a good glass of white wine would taste like and I try to remember and then I pour myself a big glass of orange juice call my granddaughter and talk silly talk and the world is fine again. All of you who are struggling with your additions, hang in there, you are not alone call NA, AA or drop in to a group and remember you are not alone.

Quintessential Southerner said...

mygeorgie, don't let anyone come on and tell you to 'lighten up'. you should be concern, but your 15 y/o has to understand that every action has consequences. you set 'em and make your stance on drugs and underage drinking.

Anonymous said...

I'm in my mid-40's.... and have to admit the only drug I have ever indulged in is chocolate :) Actually, in college, I took a couple of hits of marijuana once, because I was curious, but it really did nothing for me. Maybe I didn't use enough - who knows - but I had a boyfriend at the time who was really into it, to the point that I gave him the "it's the drugs or me" speech, and he chose the drugs. I've hated them ever since. Never tried any since.

Funny enough - I've wondered from time to time when I was curious - if I did want to purchase some pot, where on earth would I get it? I'm too paranoid I'd ask the wrong person and I'd get an undercover cop or something - it would be just my luck. But I figure I've gone this long in my life without using them - no point in starting now. So curiosity is as far as I'll go anymore :)

As for alcohol, it gives me a headache. But I do indulge in a margarita about half a dozen times a year. I just hate to waste the calories on a drink!

(Boy, I really am an old fuddy-duddy, aren't I? Sheesh!)

mygeorgie said...

Quint: Bless you ((big hugs))

.robert said...

Anon 1:51 PM: All enty has to do is match up IP addresses with post times to find out who is who.

.robert said...

Hmmn, that is if he has that level of access to the server.

City Councilman Doug said...

Recovering meth addict here. On November 20 I will have been clean for 7 years. Sometimes I still have dreams about dope, which suck, but I don't jones for it.

Anonymous said...

Like the first poster, I am also a woman, urban dweller, college educated, good job, not married and no kids. I have had alcohol, but I don't need it. I have never smoked or done any drug. I never intend to do so. No, I am not a boring woman with 9 cats - I just don't need it to live a good, full life.

Anonymous said...

2 year lurker...first post.

40 yr old woman 5 foot 7 inches and 125 pounds. How do I stay like that? Coke? Nope. Weed.

BEST way ever to enjoy? Go for a walk or run. I know...not the stereotypical picture of a stoner, huh? But don't smoke: vaporize. If you don't know what that is, google it. I vaporize and then head out for 5-6 miles with my head soaring, music pumping through the iPod, and nature beaming back to me. So beautiful.

The Dude Abides said...

Never done any hard drugs, never smoked cigarettes or cigars. I smoke pot about once every five years on the average, but the last time was on 9/11. Pot never did anything for me.

Be that as it may, I'm very happy that the feds won't be prosecuting medical marijuana cases anymore as long as the buyers and sellers are following the rules. I know a handful of people who can only get relief from terrible chronic pain and/or cancer pain by smoking pot.

Anonymous said...

had an all girl sleepover in high school when i was 15 and we all did shrooms. i've done coke and smoked weed obviously. marijuana should be legalized even though i dont smoke it anymore. oh but i do prescription pills. mmmmmm only when im in pain though

MoodyBlueEyes said...

I got most of my drug use out of my system early on. (I'm 32). I had my first cigarette at 10, first drink at 12, pot at 15, and coke, acid and crack all within ages 15-17. Never tried E, heroin, or meth. Spent alot of time with both acid (two summers worth) and coke (became a daily habit - I even brought the shit to work) but fortunately, I never developed an addiction to either.

Up until a few months ago, I was a daily pot smoker. I'm over it now, it makes me paranoid, and if I'm not with anyone, it's just not fun. I do drink - I love my beer, and will take an occasional prescription pill for relaxation purposes. I also can't seem to quit stupid cigs, but I'm close!

Anonymous said...

I smoked a lot of weed for years - truth is, when I said I was sober, I was still stoned. Technically I wasn't lying! Ive done coke a few times but that's about it really. I'd love to do acid but I've turned into a demon so many times when I'm drunk that I'm too scared.

My real problem is to do with eating/weight: if I get fat, I take drugs. Last time, it was speed and ephedrine, I hardly ate and exercised as much as I could and lost a third of my body weight in three months.

This time, I put more weight on than ever before. Changing contraception, chugging anti-depressants and anti-anxiety pills and eating too much and getting way too drunk every night... yeah, it's too much. I can't handle it.

The ephedrine isn't working this time so I joined a gym. For some reason, dieting and going to the gym four times a week isn't shifting it so I tried taking eph again but that hasn't worked either.

I work with animals and I have access to pretty much whichever drug I want. I kept hearing about clenbuterol and how awesome that was and I found out that I can get it through work (as ventipulmin). It's meant to be for horses with breathing problems but it works just like speed. That didn't help either so I ordered some forthyron, which is a drug for dogs with underactive thyroids. The packet even has a fucking dog on it!

I've only made this anonymous because of my job. I hate myself for doing this. I've lost 9lbs in just over a week so I can't stop now. There was a time when I didn't care about my weight. I miss it but I can't go back.

WBotW said...

God, I remember my first acid trip at 17...
Was with the boyfriend and best friend and we had been removed from Stanley Park at 2 am by a taxi driver who'd been sent to grab us by the cops. He dumped us off on Robson St. right in front of the 7-11!!!!! I remember the three of us literally tumbling into that place and being assaulted by COLOURS! Nothing in the world like a 7-11 on acid, nothing.
I recall my boyfriend buying us all slushies and having to just dump out a handful of change on the counter and tell the clerk 'be kind' because we were all too far gone to count it.
And to think...6 hours later I was volunteering at my school's annual Christmas Bazaar. Good times, good times

Anonymous said...

I've never tried any drugs, nor ever really wanted to. In high school, my then-boyfriend used to smoke weed and blow it in my face (not by my choice - he'd hold my face still), but that was really my only exposure.

I don't even know what types of drugs exist other than coke and weed, and besides that, I don't know any of the slang or street names for any drugs - see, I don't even know how to say what I think I'm trying to say!

I'm in my lower 30s and have gained about 50 pounds in the last 3 years (unsure why...nothing's changed - 170 at 5'3", I'm the biggest of the family, with two sisters in size 3 and 5. I constantly think now that I'd do drugs night and day if it would help me lose weight. Only I don't have the money, and love food too much. Plus I have 2 kids that never leave my side for me to sneak a bit of anything. Doesn't stop me from dreaming about it though.

Anonymous said...

I'm early 30's, married, with a teenager, educated with a good job, and I smoke pot daily. It makes me feel normal, relaxed, and not insane like I feel the rest of the time. I love doing chores around the house while high. I feel great and don't mind the work, actually it makes the work fun.

I tried meth a few times with an old boyfriend and never saw the appeal.

I always wondered about heroin, shrooms, and acid, but never had the opportunity. I'd probably chicken out.

I've always wondered about the appeal of coke. What does it do to you?

Anonymous said...

I tried pot 3 times in college, but I always fell asleep.
It didn't do anything for me.

I was put on 20 mg of Adderall because I have ADD.
I stopped taking it after a month because it would make me pass out. LOL...
My doctor was stumped. We tried different mg's but it never worked.

I think drugs just make me sleepy. It's like a sleeping pill for me. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Got drunk for the first time when I was 18 and loved it.
Smoked weed for the first time when I was 19, remember sitting in a beer garden in winter, shivering and giggling at the same time.
Took ecstacy for the first time at 20, had my first important experience on it about 7 months later after I had turned 21. Had an extremely profound experience of realising who I was for the first time. Was rendered speechless and vunerable. A completely life changing experience. Took ecstacy again on about 10 or so other occasions, had just one more really profound experience where I saw a little more of the soul of the world than I was ready to process. Turned me towards meditation and gave me some spiritual fuel but was very difficult to really communicate or comprehend.
Took mushrooms when I was 21 in 1999, laughed and laughed and contemplated beauty. Took them again in 2004 when I was at university in the UK, the year when mushrooms were on semi open legal sale in the UK due to a legal loophole since closed. Myself and some friends went to a lake in scotland and took them there and had a very blissful experience. It showing me just how beautiful the world was and restored my will to live at the end of what will certainly go down as the most depressing 12 months of my young life.
Smoked weed on and off until the age of 24, it is usually rolled with tobacco in this part of the world and I independently got addicted to tobacco somewhere between my 23rd and 24th year. When I was 24-25 I lived in a flat in a university with a group of people who were all very much of the work hard play hard persuasion. Someone found a drug supplier on the internet and we ordered online using one guy's credit card. Great stuff and it came vacuum packed in cd cases. I remember sitting in the kitchen watching these spectacular north european sunsets at 10pm after a day of thesis writing, smoking joints and listening to i'll be your mirror 7 times in a row. I also went to a music festival that year, and spent 5 days in gorgeous sunshine getting stoned, laughing and listening to music. When I was 29 I gave up smoking tobacco and with that weed and I have never missed it.
I took speed once or twice. Never particularly interested me. Always actively hated how obnoxious people were on cocaine and considered it a characterless drug. Needless to say I never bothered with it.
Once took a drug at a different music festival that i will never be able to identify. I took what was supposed to be ecstacy with my roommate and then we lost each other. At some point I started to feel a little weird and vunerable and could not find my roommate when I looked for him. I was also experiencing mild hallucinations. I decided to just walk the five minutes back to where I was staying to wrap myself up in a blanket and regain a sense of centredness and assumed the roommate was just back somewhere in the middle of all the dancers having the kind of uncomplicated fun I am incapable of having. Imagine my surprise when i found my otherwise quite 'straight down the line' roommate had beat me to it and was sitting in his underwear writing stream of consciousness poetry about his ex-girlfriend. We will never know what it was but it was definitely psychedelic and in the days that followed I realised that my ability to hear the multiple layers of sound in music had vastly improved and my visual perception had improved beyond measure. I had to ring my dj ex-boyfriend up to get more music, so great was my enjoyment of all things aural and on the visual side I was taking a film course that year, with an important paper due 3 weeks after the festival. Needless to say I aced the course. I will never know what the drug was, but I have a lot to thank it for.
I have barely touched anything but weed, alcohol and tobacco for 5 years and have more or less completely avoided everything but alcohol for the last 2. I think it is now time for this last drug to go - alcohol just makes me messy and emotionally disjointed at this stage. Would take mushrooms again, though with a good friend or lover

Anonymous said...

I am in my 40's and have NEVER touched any kind of illegal drug. Got drunk in college a few times...that is it. I know that almost EVERYbody does pot at some time (well, not me, but...)--but I am truly SHOCKED at what I am reading on here in regards to casual drug use....meth, cocaine, mushrooms, etc. I guess I have lived a pretty sheltered life, and I am glad I have.

Anonymous said...

Many many moons ago, I was living on my own-fresh out of high school going to college, had the "party house" working 2 jobs-I ended up selling some left over antibiotics to some friend of a friend-he said it was the best high he ever had-it was amoxycillan-he gave me $150 for the bottle. (it did clear up his acne hee hee)
I dated a guy who I found out later was a medium time player in the coke/extasy game in Orlando. Did not know it until one night when I was out with some girlfriends, one of those rose sellers bring a basket of roses over to the table with a note and envelope from another table that said "here is extra money for blah blah, give him our thanks"in the envelope was over 7000 in cash. I had never put 2 and 2 together meals were comped,awesome gifts, Christmas for my whole family even parents anniversary. I just thought it was because he came from a good family and had a great job. Needless to say,it was over in 4 days. Have no clue where he is today-and do not care.

Anonymous said...

Never done drugs.. Don't intend to either.. It scares the living s*** out of me..

Did have a problem with alcohol though, I was 20-21 and just partied way too much.. When I realized I was waking up shivering and only beer could fix it after a weekend of binging I quit..

Rarely ever drink anymore either.. But I am a charming drunk.. :-D

Anonymous said...

Qs and mygeorgie,

Enty makes it anonymous so we can be honest about our experiences WITHOUT judgement. take the morality police and fuck off. if you're worried about your kids and drugs,talk to them. don't ruin the rest of our ADULT fun.

i smoke weed daily,never done any other drug and never drank or did weed until i was 19.

"PEOPLE do drugs.
Drugs don't do people."

Quintessential Southerner said...

none of my posts were directed towards you, and i have not made a judgmental statement towards anyone. so what's REALLY your issue?

my posts were addressed to whom i needed to leave a message.

Anonymous said...

@4:43 PM Sorry to tell you but alcohol *IS* a drug. In my opinion the worst, based on access and being inherently addictive.

Anonymous said...

@5:07 - I agree, but I think alcohol AND caffeine should be banned.

Anonymous said...

I'm kind of ashamed when i read these posts because I don't consider myself a huge druggie (or former)...

but I have done more than most posters...

Started pot at 17 and by 18 had done crack, coke, heroin, acid, shrooms, salvia, dust, vicodin, syrup, ecstacy...

usually i combined 2 or 3 of those... plus alcohol and cigs...

now at 30 i occasionally use pot and coke... am a regular drinker

have a professional job that doesn't allow me to do all that stuff any more.

heroin is the most powerful and I still think about it. Best I ever did was heroin and crack together... in my bedroom with friends while parents slept.

talking about it now i would do it if it were in front of me

Anonymous said...

I have done everything that you could think of. I used to be a daily pot smoker, many, many times a day, quit everything when I found out I was pregnant. I am scared to death to smoke weed now, I would probably freak out. I do love my wine though, probably too much. I never drink during the day, but I do look forward to my wine in the evening. I am not against drugs, I am kind of over them now though. Cocaine stopped being fun as soon as I felt like death the next day (when I was in my teens and early twenties that did not happen). I enjoy prescription meds but I don't really know where to get them so that is a good thing. MDMA is about the only other drug that I would do in very small amounts when I had a night off. Everything else is too much for me anymore, I'm getting old...

mygeorgie said...

@4:45 paranoid much? Chill. No one here has posted anything judgemental, simply personal experiences.

And to back it all up, I refuse anonymity.

Anonymous said...

Years and years ago I worked the midnight shift at the IHOP. My co-worker Jimmy gave me a hit of acid after his shift ended, with promises to return in a few hours to help out. Of course, his sorry ass never showed back up. I was left as the only waitress during a completely nightmare shift. Worst night ever - we were SO busy. Weird things were flying through the air, men's shirts were glowing and I was giggling innappropriately. Right in the middle of it I get a big table of Austin's finest. I'm standing there waiting to take their order, and nobody's giving it. They are all just staring at me and laughing their asses off. The manager (aka my POS first husband), ran over and told me he'd take care of the cops. Fine. I went into the bathroom and took a look in the mirror and was amazed to see my pupils expanded to their maximum capacity.

No wonder the cops were laughing as it was clear to them what I'd been up to.

That was 25 years ago and around the time that I decided to stop doing illegal drugs altogether. I'm still pissed at Jimmy.

Anonymous said...

Me, mid thirties, married, decent career.

I used to smoke pot pretty much daily but stopped a few years ago. Just didn't enjoy it anymore, and then what's the point?

I don't party very often these days, but when I do, I like to have a few drinks. And once I have a few drinks, I really like to have a few rips of coke. I cut myself off at a certain hour and go home. I never go to the afterparty anymore. The worst feeling in the world is when the sun comes up and you're at someone elses apartment and you know you should go home but there's still some coke left and you're still wide awake. Hate it. So I don't do that anymore. A couple of rails in the early evening is fine. Just Don't Go To The Afterparty.

Anonymous said...

My addiction to meth destroyed my 8 year marriage and almost destroyed my daughter in the process. I was married to the dealer/cook in a very bad situation. Led to arrest, cheating, threesomes and being left for my "best friend". I'm clean seven years this July. I smoke pot occasionally, but that's it. Kicked the cigarettes, meth and ex-husband LOL I can't drink, even one drink anymore because I'm on metformin for diabetes and it's UGLY when you drink on metformin. On a side note, my daughter now lives with her addict dad and I'm pretty sure he's smoking pot with her now. She's eleven. Life sucks sometimes.

Daniel Edd Bland III said...

This is one of the most powerful things I have ever read.

“So don’t be shocked when our grandkids bury much of this generation as traitors to the nation, … , leaving the country vulnerable to unchecked, unchallenged parasites.”
— Kevin Tillman (Brother of NFL Player, Pat Tillman, killed in Afghanistan)

Read the entire letter he wrote to honor his brother here.

http://www.citizen-soldier.org/tillman.html

It's time we stood up to put this shit to an end!

Daniel Edd Bland III
www.BlandyLand.com

J said...

I'm high right now, see my last post, lol

Need a joint tho...

anybody?

Janet said...

I am a 53 year old female. I have never had a desire to use drugs or alcohol.

Lioness70 said...

Thought about this after I posted, and I'll be honest, if I had addiction tendencies, which I don't, I'd be slurping down codeine cough syrup by the gallon. Love the taste, love the feeling, and doesn't screw up my brain functions. That's the main reason I never did drugs. I like having a clear head and my feet on the ground.

Anonymous said...

I'm a smoker and a daily pot smoker. Have to stop for a while at the end of the month since I got laid off and early December is my last day. I'm already working on other job prospects so by early December I need to be clean for a month so I can pass potential drug tests. I know there are plenty of things that people use to cleanse or mask so they don't have to quit for a month, but I don't trust them with my career : ) I drank starting as a teenager, then it really started making me sick in my mid-twenties so I quit for 10 years (pot is so much better) and picked it back up less than a year ago when I was going through my divorce. I had three drinks last night and was so trashed I passed out at around 11 p.m. I have three drinks about twice a month but am going to cut it down to nothing for a while until I can lose some weight. Also, will not be able to drink when I quit pot, kills my stomach without it. When I was a teenager I did acid about two dozen times and it was okay, but I always got sick. The last trip I took I almost had to go to the ER because cramps were ripping through my stomach until I came down. Also tried Xanax w/o a prescription when I was younger and now have low dose prescriptions for Klonopin and Ativan, but I actually don't abuse those - the dose I take is so low I'm not sure they have much effect on me.

Every other drug that has been mentioned I've been too scared to try. The "uppers" because I was always sure I would be that person you hear about who dies the first time they try anything and the rest of it because I was too scared of addiction or had no access.

I'm ready to drop the pot for a while - I've had to smoke more and more lately to get the same effect and I frankly can't afford it.

Oh and me: mid-thirties, divorced, no kids, educated and in a well-paying career (that unfortunately is constantly prone to freaking layoffs!).

nichole said...

I'm a 32 year old single woman and have never once tried any drugs. I don't even like to take prescription pills unless absolutely necessary. I will occasionally indulge in a drink, but comes out to less than once a week. I've just never had the interest or desire to do anything beyond that.

Anonymous said...

I have done pretty much every drug but crack and heroine in my younger days. Now I smoke pot. Too much. I'm a professional, married mom of two who's a major stoner. No one would guess at first glance...most people are surprised to learn I smoke up, let alone knowing that I smoke it daily.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I would love to post, but shan't. I just wanted to say that this was a super great read and I loved the stories everyone told, not to mention the laundry list of drugs people have taken. I mean, some of them I've never even heard of and they sound really exotic.

As far as pot goes. WHO CARES!? Pot is not a big deal and should be legal. Also, to the person who asked how you would feel if you found a pipe and booze bottles in your kid's room like they did; I would hope my kid felt comfortable enough with me to tell me about it and not feel like they have to hide things away from me. If my teenager wanted to smoke pot in the garage and have some beers I would be happier if I knew about it and it was under my roof. They're going to do it anyway, might as well be able to control it. That is all.

mygeorgie said...

Sue Ellen- You're probably right. That is great parenting advise. I should just go for it and be the 'Party Mom' to all the local 15 year olds. So much easier to be their 'friend' than parent. Silly me.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I never said invite the neighbourhood over, nor be the "party mom". I'd just rather not bury my head in the sand and then beat myself up over it afterwards. That's me though.

Icecat said...

Ah Drugs!!

I love drugs! Drugs are everywhere. I'm a daily pot smoker. I started smoking in mmm
7th grade, didn't become and everyday smoker till I was 19 or 20. I've done just about every drug; Acid, Ex, PCP... When I was in my early 20's I tried Crystal Meth. I FUCKING loved it. It took me 5 years to quit (cold turkey). I still dream about it, and would do it in a heart beat if I was around it... Then I learned of a little thing called Adderall...Oh Adderall. It is basically Meth, legal, and in pill form...Love it. I personally do not have a perscription but my roommates do and they give them to me every weekend. I am ashamed to say that I take them whenever I want to. I am also hidding this addiction from my live in BF. I hate lying to him. I hate myself for not having the control to say no....

PS. The anonymous function is not working and you know what??
I dont give a FUCK!!!!!!

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