People Overreacting About Drugs

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Vexxer

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Post #18 August 2008, 13:21
This post kinda flip flops all over the place by the way...may be hard to follow.

I'd liek to point out that so many people overreact when you ask about drugs. Firstly there are many different types, some harmful some not. People need to see past the stereotypical image the media, and the government give to us about many drug users. Please keep in mind when reading this post that I am not a failure in life, I am attending university and I had an 80 average all through highschool, and I have been smoking m*******a on a regular basis since the start of grade 10.

Not all drugs are bad.

M*******a for example is a drug that is used by many people, including myself, on a regular basis. The government feeds us lies about m*******a, because they dont want us to do it. It is not an addicting drug because your body can't actually get addicted to it, but some people may get addicted to the feeling of being high. It isn't really a gateway to harder drugs because those statistics are taken by the government on users who have been arrested and are in the crowds that do harder drugs. So m*******a can lead to the use of harder drugs because the person using it is more likely to be a social setting where harder more addicting drugs are being used. Many people even use cannabis to calm down after a stressful week of working full time. Some drugs however can be bad, personally I would never try any man-made synthetic drug (eg. ecstasy, heroine, meth) because of the possibility of being addicted and relying off the drug. Anyways, what I'm trying to say is don't label drugs and their users bad because many people make mistakes, in this case drugs can be a mistake...a big one maybe...but still just a mistake like many people wil make in their life time.

angeliclucero

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Post #28 August 2008, 21:30
All drugs are bad even if they are not addicting. People act irresponsibly when under the influence of drugs. And who pays the price for this. The innocent person killed by the driver of a car while under the influence. The children of parents who are neglected while their parents are high or d***k. Recently a person I know was killed at work because a coworker was under the influence of m*******a and was careless unloading big pipes off of a truck.
Drugs are for weak people who can't cope with life and are looking for escape rather than facing up to their problems.

_Freezer_

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Post #39 August 2008, 09:18
Drugs do nothing but cause harm to your own body and get you High.
When you get High, it's worse than getting d***k as you suddenly want to try something your not supposed to.

For instance, Malcolm X during his hustling days in Harlem, NY.......before each burglary or attack he was about to make...he'd get himself high so that he could relieve his tension's and worries.
Although, one point is true that people only get addicted to being high and not the actual drug itself. However, it causes a great deal of damage to your own body. And the drug user will start to feel the effects later in his/her life.
In short, Say No to Drugs!

Retorikpu

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Post #49 August 2008, 13:30
Your body doesnt need drugs to stay in shape and to ensure your survival, so I dont see the point of taking them...Except if you are so d**n rich you dont know what to do with all your money...but thats a stupid reason too, so i really see no point in their consumption...

Killars

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Post #511 August 2008, 06:41
Illegal drugs are deemed illegal for a reason. Most of them are highly addictive and can cause health issues, both physical and mental. I personally don't believe in recreational drug use. That is, of course, not including alcohol. M*******a is what they call a "gateway" drug. It itself isn't nearly as bad as the other drugs however, when combined with an addictive personality, you can get a "domino" effect. The addictive personality looks for a better high and moves on to "harder" drugs. That is why m*******a is still illegal and why I believe it should stay that way.

Vexxer

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Post #611 August 2008, 13:40

Quote of user: _Freezer_

Drugs do nothing but cause harm to your own body and get you High.
When you get High, it's worse than getting d***k as you suddenly want to try something your not supposed to.

For instance, Malcolm X during his hustling days in Harlem, NY.......before each burglary or attack he was about to make...he'd get himself high so that he could relieve his tension's and worries.
Although, one point is true that people only get addicted to being high and not the actual drug itself. However, it causes a great deal of damage to your own body. And the drug user will start to feel the effects later in his/her life.
In short, Say No to Drugs!


What you say contradicts itself, it doesn't make you do something your not supposed to, in Malcom X's case its releives the tension and the stress of doing what he is doing because he already knows it is wrong, a person under the influence of cannabis still will not do something he/she is not capable of doing while sober. This is also the point I'm trying to proove that the media portrays it as a bad thing, yes m*******a is used by bad people, but there are people who have normal lives and have fully functional and healthy families that use the drug, but the media doesn't show this, they show the bad people using it.

M*******a studies have shown that m*******a has the same amount of carcinogens as a cigarette, which does make it harmful to people. However no-one has ever received cancer from m*******a. Studies suggest that the reason is that you don't need to smoke large quatities of m*******a to get the desired effect. While after smoking cigarettes over a long period of time a person needs to smoke more to get the desired effect.

Vexxer

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Post #711 August 2008, 13:51

Quote of user: angeliclucero

All drugs are bad even if they are not addicting. People act irresponsibly when under the influence of drugs. And who pays the price for this. The innocent person killed by the driver of a car while under the influence. The children of parents who are neglected while their parents are high or d***k. Recently a person I know was killed at work because a coworker was under the influence of m*******a and was careless unloading big pipes off of a truck.
Drugs are for weak people who can't cope with life and are looking for escape rather than facing up to their problems.


Once again, an opinion taken straight from the media, I have never heard of any child being neglected because of the use of m*******a. For one reason most people stay high for about an hour after using, so after that hour if you want to continue being high you need to smoke more. This means it will get extremely expensive to smoke so much that you neglect a child, no one has that kind of money.

Yes someone was killed by someone being careless because of m*******a. Accidents happen, some peoples deaths may be related to m*******a. But look at your government, they support smoking...how many people die of cancer every day; alcohol is allowed to be sold you touched on that already it is more harmful then m*******a, m*******a is a depressant it slows things down doesn't impair anything, you can still see, talk, and function while alcohol can cause a person to die through alcohol poisoning, impaired driving, people lose the ability to walk, talk, think, sometimes even to breath properly....which are all basic motor skills that normally would be easy to do...m*******a doesn't do this, studies have proven it.

Yes you are right for some part, yes m*******a can be for people who can't cope with life and may not be deal with their problems. But that is not to be said about everyone. Your opinion is very stereotypical and influenced by what your peers may say, or the media...I accept your opinion but I don't fully agree with you.

Vexxer

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Post #811 August 2008, 13:58

Quote of user: Killars

Illegal drugs are deemed illegal for a reason. Most of them are highly addictive and can cause health issues, both physical and mental. I personally don't believe in recreational drug use. That is, of course, not including alcohol. M*******a is what they call a "gateway" drug. It itself isn't nearly as bad as the other drugs however, when combined with an addictive personality, you can get a "domino" effect. The addictive personality looks for a better high and moves on to "harder" drugs. That is why m*******a is still illegal and why I believe it should stay that way.


Very true killars, you have a very good point, addictive personalities will look for a better high, but the only problem as i said before is then why not make alcohol and cigarettes illegal because they can be just as dangerous if not worse, and they are fully legal. All of you are entitled to your opinions but make them your own opinion, not the government, as we all should know the government only cares about profit, they make money off of insanely priced cigarettes which cause people to be diagnosed with cancer on a regular basis, and how many people today dont have a few beers when they are out with friends, the government makes money off that not only through the alcohol itself, but the licenses required to serve it. As per medical m*******a the government makes a small amount of profit through over the counter drugs, so stop letting the government pollute your mind, make your own mind up about drugs, just stop using propaganda as your judgement.

Quitter

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Post #912 May 2010, 01:55
drug are bad!! no matter taken under medicinal reason or for pleasure. They are bad.

In malaysia, my country, whoever caught distributing drugs, will get a death sentence, HANG!

We are not overreacting, we are trying to prevent our youths being a "walking skeleton"..... (that's what my mom calling the drug addicts)

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Post #1017 May 2010, 18:57
DRUGS S**K!!! All drugs are bad, whether it's proscription drugs (an overdose can kill you) or illegal/legal drugs. Personally, i wouldn't take any drugs unless prescribed by a specialist. Things like c*****e and heroine can kill you, they are lethal and they are addictive.

ADDICTIVE:
This means that the are EXTREMELY HARD to put down. They are dangerous and taking them will probably, more or less, now or later, kill you. Many famous people have died from taking drugs, e.g. I can't tell you, but loads of people have. It's sad.

Well thats all I'VE got to say. I hope this states my point!!!


Oh one thing, R.I.P. Michael Hackson, your music will live among us forever!!!! x

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