Sunday, May 3, 2009

When was the last time you did drugs?


What did you do and when did you do it? How was it?

102 comments:

Anonymous said...

Half a prescription Xanax tab as I flew out of Reagan(DC) this afternoon and it was pouring down rain and I have a huge fear of flying. I was still nervous but not panic stricken. That pill is a life saver!

Anonymous said...

I smoked a little pot friday night. I was five vodka gimlets deep and it seemed like a good idea. It was NOT, as evidenced by the White Castle wrappers on my kitchen table the next morning. yuck!

Anonymous said...

coke. like two weekends ago at my friend's 30th birthday bash. fun at the time. next day - not so much.

Anonymous said...

explain thyself! I just want to know why You're curious.I'm 31. I still smoke weed once or twice a month. It's less caloric and a little more contemplative than alcohol. I'll take a xanax, or vicadin on a necessary occasion. and it's always nice to have an aderall handy for a day when you have to GSD (get shit done) and you are feeling miserable/ sick/ hungover.

OBVS we will all comment to this Anon.

my favorite and my best said...

does lunesta count? if so then a few weeks ago i took one for obvious reasons.
at 39 i can honestly say i am done with the fun drugs. done them all, and i mean ALL (with the exception of heroin). as jean claude van damme so eloquently said, "ha ha bin dare done dat".

Anonymous said...

I haven't taken anything in quite some time, but I think you need to clarify your definition of "drug".

I personally wouldn't even count weed as a drug...it's a plant after all. There are other smoked items (salvia, cigarettes) that are far worse and stronger.

Anonymous said...

A looong time. Hell, I don't even take Advil anymore. It freaks me out.

Anonymous said...

a little yay friday last, just for giggles. Adderall yesterday for an assignment, and pot with fair regularity since junior year in High school (7 years ago.) It's always fun, because I only use drugs recreationally, never because I "need" to. I don't have an addictive personality (luckily) and am very careful about examining my reasons to avoid dependency.

Leslie said...

I take simply sleep more than I should. I just can't stay asleep for longer than about three hours at a time. It's way better than my old ambien habit.

I smoke pot about three days a week. It's San Francisco.

Anonymous said...

cocaine, last night. It's San Francisco.

Decorno said...

Ha! Anon 8:17, I didn't know it was part of the SF program.


Anon 7:16 - other than booze and aspirin and Vicodin (taken for an ear ache and then afterward just for fun), I haven't really done any drugs. Ever. Not even pot. So I was just curious.

iona said...

I Smoke pot everyday for chronic pain. Hey it's San Francisco. Seriously though, I had a horrible car accident a couple of years ago and smoke pot to take the edge of that pain that never goes away.
Garden Lust Journal

Anonymous said...

I took a half a valium last night to quell an anxiety attack I had after throwing a three-year-old birthday party for my children. Weird, I know.
I wan to try aderall sometime soon, per 7:16's description.

hunkate said...

i thought i was gonna be the lame one saying i haven't done anything ever really, but then i remembered that time studying abroad in prague when this young local chef made our friend a huuuge space cake that very few people partook of - needless to say i had a bit too much of the cake. The cotton-mouth + swaying-world sensations were horrible and i lost my purse, wallet, new digital camera and cute little nalgene that night in a cab, so i did not enjoy it at all. i told myself it was another reason i don't need to start/try these things and i've been "clean" since. pretty much.

ps. anonymity is overrated ;)

JJ said...

omg, I've never done a single recreational drug either. Nor has my man. We should start a support group.

Anonymous said...

I smoke pot any damn time I can get my 48 yr olds hands on it. Fuck it I've earned it.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:17 here again.

I have to say, I love you Decorno, but there's something I don't trust about people who've never even tried drugs. It just seems like such control-freak tight-ass behavior (non-behavior?)

And yeah, cocaine down here in San Francisco, at least in certain circles, is about as ubiquitous as pot, although people aren't quite as open about it - i.e. they aren't doing it out on the sidewalk in front of bars, the way that people smoke joints. I find the same thing in LA too - maybe it's just a California thing?

Anonymous said...

oh please. there is nothing more sad than people who do drugs trying to convince those of us that take responsibility for our lives that we are tight-assed control freaks. i don't do any drugs unless you count alcohol (and yes i do realize alcohol can be as dangerous as any illegal drug and take measures to be responsible about it). and if you choose to do cocaine, meth, etc quite honestly i don't give a shit. but when your tweaked out ass starts causing problems for everyone else then i care. but make no mistake about it - if you are doing coke, meth, etc. there is always - and i mean always - a deeper more disturbing reason behind it. but i'm sure you already know that. you need hugs baby not drugs.

Anonymous said...

Proper drugs (class A) - last summer, at Glastonbury. Since then, just some valium (prescribed by doctor for flying but taken recreationally) and pot. But not for want of trying, it's just so hard to find a dealer once you get old.

Sigh.

Anonymous said...

do anti-depressants count?

Anonymous said...

I smoke pot pretty regularly but barely drink alcohol, so I feel it balances itself out. At 35, I know what works for me & what doesn't. I work in the booze soaked cocaine filled world of advertising and feel pretty virtuous compared to my colleagues.

Anonymous said...

Curious why Decorno and JJ have never even tried. Not judging, just wondering how it came to be.

Me? Well, ambien about once every 6 weeks, anti-depressants daily (I'm betting at least half the folks who follow Decorno are on a-ds of some kind).

I love pot so have only smoked up about 10 times in my life. I can see how it could quickly become a big, big problem for me. Last time? About 2 years ago in Jamaica. Before that? About 4 years ago in Amsterdam. I could easily see it developing into a once/day habit so I just don't allow myself to partake unless I'm out of town and on vacation.

Never tried anything harder, unless you think booze falls into that category.

Anonymous said...

To be honest, I can't remember when the last time was. I used to drink a lot when I was in my early 20s but now I dont even do that anymore. I also had too much space cake with 15 and after that I couldnt stand the smell of pot for a very long time.

Never done coke or any other harder drug then pot.

I know people who have never even drunk alcohol and found that a bit strange, but to each their own. They must have their reasons.

Lolo said...

Having spent my teens and early twenties in LA and SF, I think I did my share plus yours. Then I topped it off with JJ's share. I ran with a crowd that put bowls of it out, like party mix, whenever there was a get together. It was crazy and it made for some insanity.

I've met people who have never tried any drugs and I've known folks who wouldn't take aspirin for their headaches but would snort a gram before lunch. I would pick the former over the latter to hang out with.

JennyBryde said...

I like flowers. Peonies to be specific. And I do coffee.

Anonymous said...

Antidepressants?! No no no no no! What next, anti-fungals?

I want to hear about:

--illegal drugs

--legal drugs that weren't prescribed to you

--legal drugs that were prescribed to you but that you took only for pleasure

Anonymous said...

I have never used any drugs except prescription drugs. Not even tried pot. It's illegal, you know.

I don't drink. I think of all you druggies when I'm driving and someone does something illegal/dangerous on the road.

I hope you don't kill anyone beside yourselves.

Anonymous said...

Better Question Decorno--Ask your readers how many of them have kids in the house when they are doing their so called recreational drugs...geez people grow up - aren't most of us out of college now?

Anonymous said...

I live in a place where many people don't drink alcohol much less do anything else. I will say if they also don't smoke and aren't overweight they sure look good as they age! I drink alcohol but believe it or not, Anon at 5:23, I NEVER drive afterwards. I hope you are also careful about driving when you're really tired which is also very dangerous.
Candy

The Subtle Rudder said...

Allegra-D time release capsule last night, and I had the baroque dreams to prove it.

Before that, I took some xanax during an unemployed period last december.

And the drinking, of course. Not a ton, but I like a little wine or sake or gin from time to time (ie, every few days).

It's been years since I did anything illicitly fun, although I did end up at an after-hours party a few weeks ago where everyone was snorting cocaine in the basement. Not me, though: I fell asleep on the couch upstairs. Because I'm fun. And because cocaine?! Really??!

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:23--We are good parents. When we do drugs, we always put the kids in the back yard and then lock the door. Even in winter. We care that much.

Mntwmyn said...

I don't do drugs because I was brought up by a couple of hippies who did a lot of drugs. Nothing is a better deterant than stepping over passed our partiers on Saturday morning to get your breakfast cereal, then wiping away coke residue off the coffee table before turning on your cartoons. Even at 6 or 8, it seems like a stupid way to spend your time and money.

I do drink ocassionally (1-2 drinks per week) but never drive. I have lots of friends who smoke a lot of dope, or drink heavily. It seems to me that they all seem to be hiding from crap in their lives, but that is simply my observation and hardly a clinical one at that. It doesn't stop me from being friends with them.

I have taken an ocassional valium that isn't prescribed to me when my anxiety levels make life difficult, but it has to be pretty severe, which thankfully is rare.

I've overused some Percocet that IS prescribed to me after a surgery. But even that is very limited.

I dunno, watching middle aged folks passing around a pipe or a doobie seems pretty immature to me...

home before dark said...

I have never smoked pot, hate the smell, hate the smoking thing. My boyfriend in college told me never to take silysibin because my brain already sounded like switched on Bach. I only medicate with red wine. The only bad side effect is my HDL is 98! My liver may go, but my heart will good to go to someone else.

Anonymous said...

you did it didn't you? spill the pills er beans.

lynn said...

i take morphine every day for my headaches from a mva 5 years ago. its doctor regulated, so its legal. i dont have an addictive personality fortunately. i could go a day without and just take ibuprofen but the pain will catch up with me. i used to take up to 6 t3's in a day. so does that count?

Vancouver, thats all i'll reveal said...

my boyfriend smokes pot, like every day. it kinda bugs me. what should i do? i don't smoke the stuff. could he be addicted to it? need your advice!!

Anonymous said...

Interesting question, Decorno! I'm always curious how many people continue to party after college.
I haven't done any unprescribed drugs (heroin, LSD, coke) in 15 years. I recently gave up a 4 year opiate habit-Fentanyl, OxyContin and Vicodin acquired after surgery. Not recommended...withdrawal is agony. Now I don't even smoke pot. It just doesn't appeal to me and makes me paranoid. A glass of red wine with dinner suits me fine.

Anonymous said...

my husband and i smoke pot every days. otherwise things are boring and pot at least helps you get excited about boring things.

i have a trusty rx for xanax (generic = free!) that's been with me since college, so i'll take one maybe twice a week to sleep, or to enjoy a day at the beach.

did some recreational coke up until about a year ago. couldn't take the 3 day serotonin hangover anymore.

Jules said...

Put me in the same camp as Decorno and JJ.

Anonymous said...

Last weekend, but it was the first time in 3 years (since I turned 30--no more illegal drugs, smoking or tanning). We were having dinner with some friends of ours that are younger hippies, so it seemed like a good idea at the time. I can't say I miss those hangover days at all. Plus, most of my friends stopped all that after they had kids (but they also started going to church, which I think is just as bad for you).

Anonymous said...

smoke pot on the weekend nights, maybe on the weekday nights occasionally, always after kid is in bed. have a 3 year old kid. don't drink at all. never tried anything else. get the pot from my younger brother.

Anonymous said...

Mntwmyn: I'm right there with you on the curiosity factor being squashed due to parent's inhibitions. Shit, my dad was stoned out of his mind at our early mother's day dinner last night. I have tried pot twice with my boyfriend (who is a weekly partaker with his crew). The first time I didn't feel a thing. A few months later tried again. No one noticed how much I was getting (anyone use a sobe bottle as a gravity bong?) and I spent three hours thinking I was about to suffocate, crying on the floor. Since that I've steered clear (though I'd like to try brownies, with some supervision...)

Had a friend die of a coke overdose when we were 22, so no desire to try that. Cousin just got out of rehab for oxycontin and that's taken the sparkle out of prescription drugs. So I guess I'm one of the tight ass control freaks.

JJ said...

I was just never in an opportunity to drug up and in the rare circumstance drugs were available I was already drunk or smooching some guy - I had enough going on, you know?

leni said...

does tylenol count? because I swear I take it like candy! [being a girl means lots of headaches.]

Anonymous said...

Took a 50 mg. zoloft for slight anxiety reparing for end of term finals and term paper, but other than that an occasional strawberry marguritta or corona. I am one of the ffew that does not have to wait 3 weeks to "feel" the effects of antidepressants - just one or 2 pills onece per month is all I need. But in high school - that was a different matter - we would buy these little tinfoil wrapped packets of white crunched up powder for $10 and snort at your own risk that was quite thrilling - but am still wondering how much brain damage was done. Additionally, lots of pot smoking and Bush beer drinking was going on - hey it was Missouri. Same time period - my more affluent friends became enamored with coke, but me and sleep are too deeply involved for this habit to take hold with me. Class of 78

Anonymous said...

Coke - bad bar coke (mostly analgesic) 21 years ago... I feel sooo old.

Reefer - twelve years ago at my brother's wedding reception in a parked Ford Fiesta with the kind of people who collect Ford Fiestas.

Valium - ten years ago as part of a Thanksgiving inpatient detox. Valium and turkey made for a great holiday.

Booze - seven years ago and I have meetings to keep it that way.

Oh, and I fucked ugly guys while drunk, but I fucked really oily, fat, hairy, ugly guys when I first got sober. Don't do drugs, Kids!

Anonymous said...

I fucked really oily, fat, hairy, ugly guys when I first got sober.Lesson: Don't get sober.

Anonymous said...

I do a lot. I'm hoping to accidentally die so that my mom will live her life childless and in mourning. I just think of myself and my needs and my own fun.

puck said...

I don't do recreational drugs. never have.

As for prescriptions, other than my BCP, nothing. I watch my diet, exercise and have a service animal just so I won't have to go on insulin.

Anonymous said...

I see we have the Dr. Laura audience with us today.

Anonymous said...

Pot...sometimes every day, sometimes once a month. It helps dull the pain of my rheumatoid arthritis better than any pill I've ever taken.

Other than that, I drink on the weekends. I've never really had the desire to do any other drugs.

Anonymous said...

I favor the legalization of drugs but do not especially want them in my life. I am sensitive to chemicals. Some foods give me migraines and prescription drugs that the drs. want me to take have almost lethal side effects. You won't be so eager to swallow things when you are close to medicare age.

Anonymous said...

Alcohol: 2 years ago, loved it, but would drink too much because cocktails are yummy, hangovers suck
Pot: only smoked it a few times, never quite liked it, last time 6 years ago
Shrooms: I love shrooms. last time 8-9 years ago

Anonymous said...

Last night - two pills (E, I mean), a couple lines of coke, and a bit of ketamine.

Drugs are no different than alcohol, and they should ALL be legalised and taxed. Government revenues would go up, crime would fall, the money that's wasted on the "war on drugs" would be saved, and you'd cut off a big source of funding for organised crime and terrorists. Basically, we'd be better off than we are now.

Sadly, it's never going to be a vote-winning political position, so common sense is unlikely to prevail in the short run.

Anonymous said...

Ha! A couple months ago, I got high with my adult daughter! lol. I had not smoked weed since before she was born and I asked her to get me high, just cuz I felt like it.
We laughed a lot, but once was enough for me. Obviously we have a pretty open relationship.

Anonymous said...

I've done everything. Yep, that too. And stopped everything 12 years ago. When I see people my age (mid 30's)f'd up on anything at all - child, I tell you it is NOT cute. I do find it super interesting that it's so socially acceptable to abuse prescription drugs now. It's like the 50's or something - everyone has a little valium and xanax (nerve pills) and a little Aderol for "getting shit done" (mommy's little helper). Guess if it's candy coated it looses the stigma of street drugs. But the shit's all the same to me.

Anonymous said...

I'm just high on the Lord

Anonymous said...

Vicadin yesterday after a wicked hangover. Some rails every now and again at a party. Weed before family guy on a sunday. UCSB was a bad influence. :)

Anonymous said...

zoloft this morning (Rx, for anxiety), a cup of coffee, and a prenatal vitamin. not pregnant, just anemic.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, lordy, Decorno - you've gone and done it again. First Anthropologie sweaters, and now this...

I'm in my mid-30's, and look back at my dabbling in heavy drugs with mostly amusement, which is only because I luckily emerged alive and without any addictions. Heroin is the only drug I regret trying - it was too powerful. So beautifully numbing, very very scary. I can still remember exactly how it felt and it gives me chills to this day. I did it a few times, and then stopped because it was like a riptide in my head for days afterwards. That shit is not to be messed with. I guess it goes without saying that my early 20's were a time of occasional wild experimentation, but that sort of extreme partying does not interest me any more in the slightest.

Nowadays, so many of my friends smoke pot, but I never liked the stuff; it smells like fish food flakes to me and makes my brain feel cold and slow. Whenever I've given in and taken even the smallest puff, I end up quietly jonesing for a whole jar of peanut butter and wondering if anyone would notice if I laid down in the corner for a nap.

Once in college, I made the mistake of answering the phone when I was tripping on mushrooms and it was my dad asking about my plans for Christmas. That was the longest conversation of my life. Completely terrifying - it was all I could do to not start yelling, "Christmas? CHRISTMAS?! WHO CARES?! MY HANDS ARE MELTING OFF! I CAN SEE MY BONES!!! I HAVE TO GOOOOO!!!!" (I wasn't the only one to suffer that night; my roommate also answered the phone and had to talk to his mother. The next day he told me he had promised to buy her an island.)

I was a lightweight compared to my brother, though. He won his high school state pole vault championship tripping his brains out on acid. Can you imagine?! He was a wild child back then, but realized in college he didn't want to be like the older, slow and sad heavy drug users he saw. Hasn't touched anything stronger than alcohol since then, thank god.

Nowadays I'm happy to rock out with a glass of wine (or two). It's very controllable and mellows me out in the evening (although my hangovers are stomach-bending-vicious if I drink more than 2 glasses of anything, which is a blessing in disguise, I guess).

And if I need to go to sleep RIGHT AWAY, Tylenol PM is a great example of better living through chemistry. That shit is amazing - it's the velvet hammer of over the counter sleep aids (don't mix with alcohol, of course).

Anonymous said...

"...have a service animal just so I won't have to go on insulin."

I don't understand that. You're a diabetic? How does a service animal make your pancreas function better?

Anonymous said...

ER Nurse here. Go to the ER any weekend evening if you want to get "scared straight". These morons are pathetic and are wasting your tax money and good hosptital resources.

Adults smoking pot? Grow up.

No, I don't do drugs. No.

Anonymous said...

Judging by most of these responses I am total trash wrapped in a pretty, seemingly sophisticated, upper middle class bow. I think I'd be classified as a night time functioning addict.
Early thirties. Two children. SAHM. I am prescribed adderal and prozac which I take daily but don't abuse. The bad news... cocktails every afternoon starting at 5pm and ending at 10-11pm, pot on the daily (after kiddie bedtime) and one or two xanax/valium/vicodin at the end of each evening.
I DO have an addictive personality. I am not flippant or proud of the fact. I've tried to quit on my own. However my husband likes cocktails and pot as well as I and without joint effort it is so difficult to make any progress. I know it has to stop but my habits have yet to interfere with daily life, obligations, and mothering. Nobody is(seemingly) suffering from my actions. I never slur or stumble or forget to take the kids to school/practice on time but that may simply be testament to my tolerance.
I have issues with weight. I prefer to remain quite thin and feel that my naughty indulgences override the urge to binge on junk food. (When I DO have a pint of icecream after hitting the bowl I promptly pop 2 or 3 laxatives in hopes of minimizing the caloric damage. Cycle, cycle...)

I suffer from honest to goodness social phobia which is probably the reason I can't get through a neighborhood BBQ without 2 glasses of wine and a valium.

Did LOTS of coke and occaisional X or hallucinogenics back in the day (7+ years ago.)Those are gone now, thankfully.

I think the scariest part of this is that I'm happy, my family is happy, we're successful and finacially responsible. I have no reason to change my behavior other than this constant nagging guilt and the unlikely possibility that I may be busted one day and humiliated beyond belief. Why can't I just Martha Stewart my way to sobriety?

Kids, don't do drugs.

Anonymous said...

I love that all the comments are anonymous... including mine.

I drink often. Mostly red wine and I probably drink too much. But I love the stuff and it's not a drug anyway.

I don't smoke pot. I have but I don't like it. I ate a pot brownie once, the same amount some super stoners did and I almost passed out.

I've done coke here and there. Last time (which was probably the last drug I did.) was at my high school reunion, 'nuff said.

Anonymous said...

Other than BC and Advil, none. Never. I'm a control freak and I like my brain cells the way they are.

Anonymous said...

I did coke in the 80's and have to say I LOVED that drug. Pot made me sleeping, loopy and paranoid. I have not touched drugs since 1986. Now, in my early 40's, and a mother I just drink wine a couple of nights a week. I don't like to feel too altered.
My brother on the other hand started smoking pot at 11, and was addicted to crack at 19 and later meth. He has been in and out of state prison for 13 years: all for drug offenses.
What a pity, as a young man he was very bright and was bored at school. My parents' divorce was very hard on him. He was very handsome - a cross between Brad Pitt and Matthew McConaughey. Now he has the marks of a struggling drug addict - hollowed -out cheeks, bad teeth, and little hope.
It has been extremely sad for our family, but mostly sad and depressing for him. He is now 39 and will be getting out of prison in January.
Dabble as you may people, but please take care.
Sometimes I feel all drugs should be legal.

Sacheverelle said...

In my 20s I used to love getting high. Now not so into it. I just have a script for Ativan for anxiety. If someone has oxy or Adderall I'll take a few..OK and BUY a few for later, if possible.

Anonymous said...

I get high on being a responsible, mature, hard-working citizen who feels bitterness at the prospect that somewhere, someone is experiencing pleasure, in any form.

Anonymous said...

mushrooms yesterday for mayday (it's a big celebration in minneapolis) - it was terrifying.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:35 PM,

You need a capable psychiatrist. If you have a social phobia, you should NOT be taking Adderal, which is a speed-y drug that will only increase your anxiety. And you shouldn't be taking Adderal on the one hand and Valium on the other. It makes no sense: both speeding yourself up and slowing yourself down.

Anonymous said...

x marks the spot. best. drug. ever. do it with someone you love.

Anonymous said...

Yawn.

home before dark said...

Our beautiful gifted son swore that he was going to make up for his parents being two geeks in the 60s. He has. Drugs have completely changed him. While outwardly able to keep a job and seemingly ok, he choses to share with us his rage and contempt because we no longer give him money or support him in any way. We may not live long enough for tough love to work. We leave the door open, but he knows the requirement is that there will never be any money while we are alive and nothing for him in our wills. And he has to be accountable for his actions towards us. The last conversation: he told us we were being selfish for wanting him to have to humble himself to apologize. Thank god for gardening and a loving husband.

puck said...

The dog doesn't make my pancrease function better.

I control my form of diabetes with diet and exercise. I don't want it to progress to the point where I would need to go on meds.

Sometimes, it takes a lot of work to keep my levels in line. My main problem is my blood sugar can bottom out... this leaves me confused, shaky, all that. I will pass out and could go into a coma.

(I actually had a friend from high school die his first year in college because he was alone in his dorm when it happened).

That terrifies me... being alone and having an episode. Especially while I am running.

Lucky for me, I have a service animal that alerts me when my levels are out of whack. The dog alerts me, I meter (dog is always right), and I can fix my levels usually just by eating a small snack.

Without my dog, I wouldn't be confident enough to go running by myself or enjoy the things I like to do.

There are many places that train dogs for this work. And there are many more kinds of "medical alert" dogs out there. (Like for seizures, etc.)

I can say that one thing that irritates me is people giving snarky comments about how a dog can help me or whatever. Someone actually once said diabetes is a "made up illness." Yeah... all those people just die for attention or something.

Christina said...

It seems like very few of you have taken E/X, XTC, whatever. Great drug. I feel it taught me a lot about myself and my brain and brain chemicals. Haven't taken it in years...dont have a huge desire to really.
I usually drink some wine at night. That's about it. I have a toddler so right now I'd rather have a weekend of uninterrupted quiet time and sleep than any sort of party weekend at the moment.
It is intesting how many people on here are taking prescription stuff...

LRF said...

In the neighborhood in which I grew up, drugs would have been a bad idea. I have found that often in neighborhoods and communities where the people are poor, drugs make things that are already hard (like graduating from high school, feeding your children, not getting pregnant as a teenager, and avoiding jail) impossible. The people that I know who did or do still partake either had the luxury to do so (like a safety net, parents with money, and a college education), or are really down and out and have given up. I do not have the luxury and have not given up so none for me thanks. I'll stick with dessert and leave it at that.

drollgirl said...

bahahahhahaha! you are cracking me up. and all of these chickenshit anonymous commenters! ahahahhaha.

i used to have a captain boyfriend that brought me valium. fucking delightful. but that was years ago.

more recently would be weed. good stuff, maynard.

Anonymous said...

How courageous of you, giving your real name, drollgirl kittenface.

Anonymous said...

Home Before Dark:

I'm curious how you know your son is on drugs, if you never see him, and he is "outwardly able to keep a job and seemingly ok." Is it possible the problems you have with him are not due to drugs?

Anonymous said...

Kitten, you thing valium is doing drugs. WTF??

Anonymous said...

It's not just Kittenhead. There are all sorts of answers in here that are missing the point: birth control pills, insulin, Advil... The question is about GETTING HIGH.

home before dark said...

Anon 5:28. In high school we found drugs and drug selling equipment. He was so drugged out that he got expelled from high school. The only way he has a degree is because his father and I completed the last credit he needed to graduate. He was too stoned to do the work he had once done with ease in junior high school.

The therapist referred to him as a "Little Entrepreneur." He is in a profession where drugs are viewed as vitamins. He has an addictive personality and his grandiose view of the world, without accepting any responsibility, plus the hair trigger anger and rage. Please. We know our son all too well.

Anonymous said...

Any therapist who speaks so contemptuously of a client --"The Little Entrepreneur"--to his family is unprofessional.

I did tons and tons of drugs in high school (and in junior high) and essentially none after that, but problems between my parents and I persisted. They were problems that would have emerged one way or another, with or without drugs. And there are thousands of people out there who are grandiose, irresponsible, and hair-trigger angry without being on drugs. You may well be right that your son still uses drugs, but you don't live with him, and what you cite as evidence, isn't.

I think in this country, blaming every emotional and familial problem on drugs can be an easy and comforting narrative.

Anonymous said...

Ketamine..every day.
Woo hoo!

Anonymous said...

Naah Valium takes the edge off the Adderall so it's a win-win situation.

Anonymous said...

i took a capsule of mdma at the ultra music festival about a month ago. it was fun. i suggest that everyone do a little ecstasy in their life at some point. it truly is an amazing drug that make people more empathic and in tune with themselves and others. in fact they are no using it to treat p.t.s.d. in people such as soldiers returning from war......get your roll on!

Anonymous said...

For this exercize I am defining drugs as illegal, not coffee, cigarettes, nor doctor prescribed, though God knows these can all be abused. Haven't smoked weed more than a handful of times over the last 12 years (only when passed around at parties "hey why not?") after I had come to the realization at 40 that drugs were for those younger than I had become ("how'd that happen?"). Nowadays its pretty much only booze (legal and accessible with consistent quality control), as I finally quit the evil cigs 4 years ago (feh!). Back in my 30s I was a big ecstacy head, goin' out to clubs a couple nights a week, snorting Ketamine and coke, shaking the night away on the dancefloor to the tribal house beat of junior vasquez at the iconic and magical Sound Factory, among other storied venues across the world; had a rip-snortin' blast and am amazed that I lived to tell the tale, considering some of the after hours dumps I wound up in. Tried meth a couple times, too, had some fun with it. Back in college and my 20s did copious amounts of coke, shrooms, pot, and LSD (many times). I drew the line at heroin, though, which I am thankful for. Despite being a walking pharma kit, I never went too far, was able to hold down a good job in finance and pull in the dough. Today I'm saving for retirement and my chief enjoyment is gardening and living a healthy life, attributes I share with the friends I played with in my 30s who are still around. Absolutely no regrets, believe me, a lot of great memories...and fortunately I had enough excess brain cells so I could blow a few along the way and still keep it together, for now.

Anonymous said...

this topic is fun! amazing to read about perfectly sane, upstanding (i'm assuming here) citizens who do a lot of otc and illegal and liquid ( booze ) drugs...legalize pot please mister president...the tax revenue would go a long way in this recessed economy...i don't, however, know whether to be sad or glad we are all self-medicating (myself included)...life in the western world is tough...quite a culture we live in...in my youth all drugs were done (snorting heroin was the most delightful but dangerous one)...now i cannot drink r/t bipolar diagnosis...sad, that....but there's always ganga and decorno!

Anonymous said...

i'm 24, no kids, middle class professional, live in a ct shoreline town.

most of my "partying" was in college. i still smoke pot regularly, don't drink too often (weekends on occasion).

last time i did mdma (pure mdma, not e pills) was last september at a sigur ros concert, was a great experience. before that i did it a couple times over the summer of 2008.

last time i did mushrooms was in amsterdam in 2006.

last time i did lsd was in college in 2005.

last time i smoked opium was summer of 2008.

never did coke, heroin, anything like that.

i take no prescriptions regularly, have never been on an antidepressant or sleeping pill.

i'd rather "responsibly" take recreational drugs for fun than have a brain constantly altered by prescription drugs or what amounts to a functioning alcoholic. i am prone to bouts of anxiety when under stress, but manage ok on my own. that said, i am not saying prescription drugs are evil and unnecessary.

other than the legality, i don't see anything wrong with using mind-altering substances on occasion in a responsible way. nothing will change my mind on that one (esp. not the saintly readers of this blog).

Anonymous said...

I'm 31, childless, married, live in Brooklyn. My husband and I smoke a joint everyday. 1 to 2 glasses of wine daily. I have done many many drugs. Last time I did coke was probably a two months ago at a friends wedding. Not a big fan of the hangover it gives you though so I think that chapter is closed! Did E last New Year's Eve, Mushrooms last July. I love both of those drugs. But Weed and Red Wine are my first loves.

Anonymous said...

Went out drinking last night. And the night before. And last Saturday. And...um, I go out drinking fairly frequently, always in a social setting. I'm in my 20s and single. I probably drink more now than I do 2 years ago. Why? I don't know, but I highly enjoy my life and my friends. I got a DUI, and it SUCKED (at least $10,000 and 3-month suspension a bunch of awful-ness later, I took it to heart). No silly, that doesn't mean I stopped drinking, but I NEVER EVER drive when drinking. And I go to great lengths to make sure I don't.

Sometimes smoked cigarettes in college when drunk. Smoked pot in college maybe once a month at the most frequent. Have never done anything else.

severedgrrl said...

Dubois, Earth Wind and Fire concert, Houston TX, 1995.

Anonymous said...

I'm 32, married, with child, and my husband and I smoke pot daily. We're both college graduates and dedicated employees. We don't go to work high or drive high, we pay our taxes and maintain our household. We keep our son out of it and don't make a big deal out of it. You'd never guess if you met us at work, on the street, or in the grocery store. It helps me relax and sleep better, and it makes mundane chores like dish washing seem not so bad. Why can't pot be legal??

In high school, I tried meth a couple of times with my boyfriend because it was "the" thing to do. I never felt like it did much for me except keep me up at night (which, as an insomniac, wasn't much of a change).

I drink socially, but I much prefer to smoke pot than drink.

Anonymous said...

i smoke weed every day, i get paid, i get laid.

Katie said...

I enjoy weed now and then, but am too cheap to actually buy it for myself!

Other than that though, not too much into drugs. I did really enjoy my oxycodone after a knee surgery, but I wouldn't take it recreationally.

Do my fair share of drinking... I love a good beer, especially now that it's warm out. Just sitting outside, enjoying the sunshine, beer in hand, sounds perfect to me.

eeps. said...

late 20s, live in nyc most of my life except for college years in boston. i'm the only one among my friends who's never taken recreational drugs. not even weed, even though i was in longterm relationships with admitted potheads. i don't drink either. and i'm not religious or anything that looks down upon drug use. i just never had an interest, and the faint curiosity was killed by everyone around me who told me i was either too hyper/too normal to try? i did socially smoke for a few years but quit after seeing the bodies exhibit.

Anonymous said...

It was extremely tough quitting tobacco several years ago. Now I drink some red wine on weekends.

Ideally, I believe pot should only be smoked while on vacation in i.e on a lovely beach in Mexico, Jamaica or in Amsterdam. And then only quality pot in small quantities.

Would never touch any other drugs.

parisienish said...

shrooms last summer. if you can relax and let yourself go it's an eye-opener fo sho. also: do it with people you trust, and without hipsters around if you can help it.

Anonymous said...

Did just about everything except for X and heroin in the 90's. Haven't touched acid/shrooms since Y2K, need to have at least the outward appearance of being sober these days. Pot and coke are my favorite but live in the middle of nowhere MA so hard to come by. Also taken Vicodan, Percocet recreationally too.

Anonymous said...

I miss drugs. I had a ball all through out my late teens and twenties most weekends unless I was on holidays/staying with family etc. Everything but heroin. But then I grew up, got married, bought a house, had a baby. Oh, I miss drugs. Although I really don't miss feeling like death the next day and all the way to tuesday. I don't miss sleeping with boys that were really below average. I don't miss listening to people crapping on about all the things they are doing when all they are really doing is coke on a wednesday night! Drugs were fun though....

Anonymous said...

I'm stoned right now, bitch's.

Anonymous said...

Im 19 years old! I had not taken a single drug since university but since being there I have tried Mdma, Pills, weed, coke, ket, salvia!

I used to look down on people that did drugs! But before you even try them once you really havnt got a clue what they are about! I have never once lost control on drugs and in my opinion they are great as long as caution is taken and you are around the right people!

Smoked quite a lot of weed mainly through boredom at uni!

Taken Mdma ( pure exstacy) which is really an incredible and euphoric feeling.

I can understand how people can get out of control with drugs, i think the factor you should consdider before trying drugs is whether you are mentally strong enough when it comes to being able to say know if you need to!