Why do you do drugs?

Carl (@birdofprey) 9 years, 8 months ago

I’m 20 I’ve only ever smoked weed. I’ve been smoking regularly for about 8 months! I’m really interested in LSD though and Im gonna do it this summer with a coupla friends.
I got talking to a friend today we had a really good debate about drugs and why people do them. He’s not really into drugs and that’s just his own choice I guess.

I’m just wondering why you’s do drugs and what have you done and what do you like?
Any tips for nice things to do when on acid would be cool too :-)

May 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm
TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

I like to completely disconnect from the flow of reality and time, also I really enjoy the color swirls and vibrations I’ve experienced on shrooms and acid (separately, never took em together.) Sometimes it’s fun to really get into that otherworldly feeling.

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anniec (29) (@anniec) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

It’s fun…. mostly.

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Dylan Shoemaker (12) (@poetree) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

@birdofprey, My reason is for Conscious Expansion and perspective. I thrive on collecting experiences to culture my mind the way i want it cultured, and as an artist, it helps a lot. Drugs offer seemingly unique experiences for each person, helping you dive deeper into yourself in all sorts of ways depending on the drug, and also places obstacles in your path, which can become learning experiences.

You have to remember, that “drug” is just a word. Why do we do anything? Why do we skydive? Why do we look at beautiful paintings? Why do we watch movies? Why do we read?

It’s all the same desire to grow as a person and expand your horizons.

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Judd (1) (@ryno53) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

I think i smoke weed or cigarettes or drink coffee or booze because i constantly “want” something. I’m not sure what it is, but “want” is a good place to start. Throughout the course of most days I have caffeine and THC altering me in some way, and unless I am out doing something that occupies my attention, I really really want to have one of these four things. Its like they fill some chemical void where my body or brain has fallen short. Its like they keep me in balance, maybe because my mom introduced me to coffee when i was like 5. Maybe I really am missing something, who knows.

As for acid, thats just plain fun. and I need a lot of weed the next day to not feel like a husk of a person.

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Judd (1) (@ryno53) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

Mr. Shoemaker, what would you say if I said I dont think drugs help or hurt the creative process (though they may inhibit production). Instead I would argue that major, impactful experiences fuel the artistic process. Acid opened a new flow for me, just like the last excruciating month of studio would, or going to Zion National Park did.

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1.61803399 (247) (@drunkmonkmeth) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

honestly.. i booze on the weekend because it the thing to do… It’s hard to have fun sober when everyone around you is shit faced and for some reason i find hitting on and picking up drunk girls while I’m sober is morally wrong.

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DaJetPlane (994)M (@lytning91) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

@birdofprey, OK bro, here’s the deal:

Why do drugs? Depending on the drug, you can learn a lot about yourself as well as gain extraordinary experiences to reflect on during your time experimenting. Some drugs are found naturally on earth (shrooms, DMY, Mecaline…), so their entry into your life (especially DMT, which we already create in our bodies and which allows us to dream) can be a very spiritual thing as well. Don’t get me wrong, however, because my best trip so far as been with alice (and I am far less experienced than most, but that makes me feel like I can relate to those who are interested in starting).

Things to do while on alice:

-If you like nature to any degree, go outside and enjoy a beautiful day. My most fantastic time ever was floating on the river with some of my friends. The day seemed to last forever and the experience was unforgettable.

-If you are aware enough of yourself, trip solo in a quiet, secluded place. This experience can be VERY eye-opening by allowing your mind to, in a sense, look upon itself, exploring the nooks and crannies you may not have been able to ever see otherwise. Many (most, really) will tell you that they learn irreplaceable information about themselves during a trip.

-Watch a movie you enjoy, particularly one with a lot of visual intrigue. Pretty self-explanatory.

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Tteotdead (27) (@tteotdead) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

If you’re someone who does drugs regularly, then asking yourself why is a very essential concept, otherwise you’re only mindlessly self-indulging. Personally, I enjoy the idea of exploring my consciousness. I enjoy experiencing things in a new light, and often I find that with recreational drug use. I like the idea of experimenting with my body, because it’s my body after all. But if you are not looking for something while you get high, then you are simply wasting time, though you could say you’re doing if for the fun, of course… Although, If you bring back what you’ve “learned” throughout your high when you’re coming down, then I’d say you’re making some sort of use of your time. ha ;]
Don’t get me wrong, there are surely other ways to explore your consciousness without the aid of drugs, but I feel as if drugs are an extra push to help you extra a state of ingenuity.

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SumtinProphetic (4,925) (@sumtinprophetic) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

People do drugs to induce a chemical reaction in their brain that they otherwise couldn’t create. The reason why though, is different for everyone

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Tteotdead (27) (@tteotdead) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

@tteotdead, To add, I’ve been smoking regularly for 4+ years. I’ve done drugs such as cocaine, DMT, LSD, MDMA, RCs, and a whole assortment of other hallucinogenics.
It’s really all about what you’re expecting out of the experience. If you want enlightenment, then often you will find it with drugs such lsd, mdma, shrooms, and especially dmt. If you’re only looking for a good time, then often that’s what you will find.

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Tteotdead (27) (@tteotdead) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

@tteotdead, enter* a state

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Ty (35) (@tymr) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

I do drugs because I don’t live in an ideal world. I don’t live an ideal life. But I do not use drugs as a crutch or an escape, either. I smoke weed because of how it affects my thinking in a positive way, often causing epiphanies, and making amazing connections between things I never would have thought of sober. I drink alcohol because it curbs my over-thinking habit in social situations, and makes it easier to be social. I do mushrooms because of the beautiful, life-changing, lessons in compassion and love it provides, as well of the feeling of everything making sense.

But if I lived in an ideal world, and if I had my life together the way I would want it to be, I wouldn’t do drugs. Not because drugs are necessarily bad, but because I would be 100% content with my sober self. I would be completely capable of living out my fullest potential, so I wouldn’t have anything to gain from drugs. I wouldn’t have to depend on any influence outside of myself to BE myself.

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Cody (472) (@versai) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

to learn

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Dylan Shoemaker (12) (@poetree) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

@ryno53, You see, most drugs I try, and then give myself a period of sobriety to understand the effects that the drug had on my awareness, perception, and state of being, in order to learn NEW experiences that I may not have had awareness of before.

For example, do you know what it’s like to feel like the floor in front of you, which was once flat, is now an ascending staircase, and the char you are sitting on is on the wall, and the house you are in is flipping rapidly? It causes you to feel a lot of emotions and feelings that you wouldn’t often experience otherwise. Sometimes, perceiving life threatening situations, with the comfort of knowing they aren’t real, can be an awesome addition to your toolbox of inspiration.

Also, the experience of being up for days without sleep, and never running out of things to do, and never losing motivation, and the reprucussions also.

For me, I choose from the experiences, traits, perspectives and qualities that I have induced in myself chemically, meditate on them, with the goal of tapping into them at will. I fixed a problem i had with tension, by medicating myself with an opiate, so that for the first time in a very long time, I could feel what it was like to be relaxed, and having given myself some perspective on my tension, where I felt it most, places I didn’t even know I felt it, and so on, I was able to know better how to remedy the issue.

I mean, there is SO MUCH that you can do. It’s up to you. They are merely substances, with effects, and how you use them and what you gain from the experiences is up to you. Nothing wrong with some responsible indulgence, however, that’s just not quite my thing personally.

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Dustin (0) (@dmanthebeefman) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

I may be the only one, but the first time I smoked pot I had a very positive long term experience. I told myself I wouldn’t smoke for another 2 or 3 months and up until that point I had seen the world from a whole new perspective. It was seriously beautiful. I look forward to the week after I get high more than I do getting high tbh.

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phanci3 (46) (@phanci3) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

i think theres a crucial difference between doing drugs to escape emotional pain and doing drugs for the fun of it or to learn something. i have been through both times in my life. doing drugs to escape tends to turn very excessive/unhealthy and only postpones eventually having to deal with the source of it anyway. its important for me to be aware of the reasons why i’m doing a drug at a given time.

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DaJetPlane (994)M (@lytning91) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

@phanci3, you sum it up quite well (at least one good point required in making the decision to indulge)

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Meghan (218) (@meghan) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

@tymr, My response was going to be pretty much exactly what you said. Except you put it in much better words. :)

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theyetti (5) (@theyetti) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

because there fun!

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Sisyphus (48) (@sisyphus) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

Experience. That’s all anything is. Experience

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Clementine (12) (@clementine) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

I think the main reason I use drugs is to expand and offer a different perspective to daily life. Its strange how differently you are able to experience the world after using certain drugs like LSD and other psychadelics. The change comes prior to the drug use, the drug use itself is the fun and exciting part. As long as you choose who you do your drugs with wisely and be cautious of amounts taken, it is a pleasant and amazing experience that is nothing like you have ever felt before.

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DaJetPlane (994)M (@lytning91) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

@clementine, there is a lot of unity in this thread right now, if you haven’t stopped to look.

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

To experience, learn, and grow.

Also, they are quite fun!

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Vteezy Living (33) (@groig22) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

I’m in a similar boat with you about acid, i’m incredibly curious about it but have yet to truly experience it (did 1/2 dose once felt the effects for about 10 seconds and was just confused the rest of the time because i was expecting it to be like shrooms). I have smoked regularly for a couple years now but recently i’ve learned to reward myself with weed or use it to heal me rather than doing it as a habit. I find i get a much better high all the times i smoke now. Recently i’ve tried shrooms three times and i’ve had life changing nights of my life. The sense and realization of love and beauty in the world was astonishing. The act of either seeing patterns in behaviors of people and the repercussions or benefits it was having, or altered childlike perceptions of everyday objects (telephone poles looking 6ft tall one minute and 40ft tall the next) was completely; mind-blowing, astonishing, and seemed to make everything make sense. I only want to do drugs for personal benefit / conscious expansion and i’m not educated enough about lsd to know if i really want to dive into it again.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

The only drugs I take with joy often is smoking cigarettes. Why? To cough and excuse myself.

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