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).
are used for personal pleasure
(often illegally) are called Recreational Drugs. Traditional
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.
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.
to this long rant, if you're intelligent, drugs
you stupid. If used
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
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.