Originally Posted by iNeedtoRelax
Prescribed drugs are okay, I'll take them. The only drugs I will not take are the illegal ones, unless prescribed by a doctor.
So its only for fear of breaking the law and getting arrested? If so, thats a pretty good reason lol. Jail sucks. But if its just because of the bad name street drugs have, well alot of the prescription meds are just clean versions of the street drugs.
Originally Posted by oscarmarin1995
I want to use natural means to get through SA... no drugs, no hypnosis, etc.. I also don't like the possible adverse side effects of drugs and the deaths they cause each year (not saying you'll die if you're moderate). They can be highly addictive. Pharmaceutical companies also make big profits from them. Drugs don't cure, they only temporarily relieve.
There's also the possibility of an economic collapse and when that happens people who need drugs are going to have serious problems because then there will be a massive shortage of drugs.
I was on Wellbutrin but I decided to get off it a couple months ago.
Edit: erowid non-biased? No one is non-biased. Drugs are not the answer for life, Jesus Christ is. I used to smoke pot (that's all I really did on a normal basis) but I gave it up because I realized that it makes things worse and I don't need it. The Illuminati want you on drugs so you won't pay attention to important matters, you'll just be tripping all the time.
Prescription drugs: Greedy corporate interests, adverse effects, large death toll, highly addictive.
Street drugs: Illegal, adverse effects, considerable death toll, highly addictive.
They're both only temporary and when you don't have a fix you feel terrible.
You make very good points, especially that people will be ****ed if they are dependant on a drug and suddenly get cut off. Hell for pain patients, and maybe deaths for benzo addicts if there is no alcohol available
Thats hwy drugs should only be used as a bandaid to stop the bleeding enough to get on with your life. If you leave a bandaid on for too long, its unsuccessful lol.
Im pretty sure some people at least will be non-biased lol. Besides, erowid is no propaganda, just raw research not like pharmaceutical companies that manipulate everything.
Your conclusion is spot on. Thanks
Originally Posted by CrimsonTrigger
I've tried prescription drugs twice just to have them mess me up even more. The side effects are too much. Needless to say, I've basically given up on prescription drugs. Not only that, but I realized that I really don't need them. I just need to keep challenging my anxiety and pushing myself to manage it.
As for street drugs, I just don't feel the need to try them. The only one I'd be willing to try is pot, but the whole culture surrounding it has completely turned me off. I mean, some people who smoke it act so proud of themselves for it. Not only that, but I'm paranoid about who grows the stuff and where it comes from. I highly doubt I would enjoy it anyways. The harder drugs do not interest me at all.
I wouldn't say I refuse to take any drug. Coffee is a drug, right? I take a bit of it in the morning to wake me up and give me a bit of energy. It aids me as a motivator at least.
Yea, coffee and cigarettes (even though health problems may occur) arent that much of an evil because they are widely used in this society.
Thats great, if you have the strength to push yourself without any drugs (besides the usual caffeine, cigs etc) then more power to you, literally.
Originally Posted by tehuti88
1. Prescription meds haven't done anything but make me fat and apathetic. So I'm not "against" taking them, but they haven't done me any good, so...
2. Regarding illegal drugs:
2a. I don't wish to break the law (I'm a goody-two-shoes that way, and I ask that people just respect my decision and not judge me for it).
2b. I'm afraid of how I might act/react while under the influence...I don't WANT to lose all my inhibitions; better for me not to tempt fate or find out the hard way that an illegal drug wouldn't help me either and might in fact just make me worse. I could break the law or do something utterly mortifying under the influence, plus I open myself up to getting taken advantage of...I really don't want to deal with that.
2c. An illegal drug just strikes me as a Band-Aid covering up the problem rather than helping resolve it. For this reason I don't wish to ever get drunk just to cope with anything, either.
3. Plus dependence on one drug can often lead to abuse of others--not always, but there's a correlation.
4. I have a strong and likely reasonable fear of getting addicted. (Such behaviors seem to run in the family.) No thank you.
These are the reasons for my refusal to take illegal drugs or to use alcohol or nicotine. (I do use caffeine and sleeping pills, and medications for things like colds, and am on prescription meds for things not having to do with depression/anxiety.)
I'm not judging or questioning anyone here who decides to use them, so, I ask not to be judged or have my perfectly valid reasons questioned.
I love your answer. They are all rational reasons. Whatever makes you stay away from them
Originally Posted by Paloma M
Any drug I take makes me feel like complete sh*t. I get a stomach upset with one and then I fall asleep during the day time with the other one. Then I feel drowsy with a different one. I refuse to take drugs. I just never liked it. Although there was this one time where I was severly depressed so I had to go back on my medication which helped me a lot and got rid of my symptoms... It just makes me feel sick.
Oh sh*t so you are the kind of person that doesnt get high, mostly just feels sick? I wonder why that is...Thanks for your input
Originally Posted by watcher
Personally, I just don't like the idea of some outside substance influencing my mind in any way, I like full control and the idea of losing it scares me, especially when there's a danger of addiction. I don't drink, I don't do drugs, heck, I barely drink coffee! I've been prescribed ADs by my psychiatrist recently and I'm still wrestling with myself whether to actually start using them.
Thats a great mindset to have, because its better to never eat the forbidden fruit
or else that door will stay open forever in your brain.
Originally Posted by everythingiswonderful
i personally like drugs better than alcohol. instead of masking your problems or trying to find a quick fix to socialize easier, drugs like weed, e, dmt and lsd are all non addictive and allow you to experience life in a completely different way for a short period of time and it can change your mindset for the better and it also may help with social anxiety... not for everyone, and im not an avid drug user but i do think its a more positive approach than to drink all the time and fall into a slump.
I personall like drugs better than alcohol also...Except alcohol IS a drug so...lol
I know what you are talking about, like self exploration, spiritual enlightenment etc. If someone prepares and does a little "ritual" beforehand(not, im not talking about black magic or any kind lol), then it can be used as a tool.
Its not for everyone thats true. Especially first timers if they are anxious lol baaadd trip for sure