How to Use Drugs Properly
12/03/2017 @ 04:33:43 PM (EST)
It's easy to kill yourself if you're retarded. Don't do drugs kids.
Many people are terrified of drugs. Even if they have to take them because they are sick or whatever the situation may be, they do so hesitantly.
This is not necessarily a purely negative approach to the topic, as many people are not intelligent enough to use drugs properly in a non-habit-forming fashion. Acknowledging it is an intelligent thing to do in this case.
However, dealing with taking or not taking drugs out of blind fear as opposed to intelligent, critically thought out decision making, just like using that thought process for any other topic, is foolish and can often produce sub-optimal results.
Why Do People Take Drugs?
There are only 2 underlying reasons why one would consider using drugs:
To feel more sober
(as is the expected intent of modern medicine usage)
To feel less sober
(get "fucked up" or "high")
What Are Good Reasons To Take Drugs?
There are only 3 good reasons someone would be hesitant or resistant to taking a drug:
They are not well-informed about the drug's effects
(in which case, if any interest is present, they should research)
They are well-informed about the drug's effects, want to do the drug, but they are afraid they would not be able to control their usage patterns
as their usage period progresses (in which case, definitely keep reading)
They are well-informed about the drug's effects (positive and negative), and feel they do not desire them
(not out of fear, but simply out of knowledge of what to expect being undesired changes for that person). This is a further justified reason if the person in question has at least tried a very low dose of the drug before and has gauged it's effects on their body.
Why Do People Get Addicted To Drugs?
There is only 1 reason people get addicted to drugs:
While taking them, they do not pay attention to usage patterns and do not use the drug in a critically thought out, tame fashion.
Instead, they use it in a much more mindless, gradually accumulative way which gradually increases dosage to the point that they eventually need a certain amount of the drug to simply feel normal.
They do not take any kind of usage breaks (as they are not even attempting to seriously determine if it is necessary) to achieve normality without any of the drug in their system, which over time, forms a true physical (and possibly also mental) dependence on the drug.
Should I Do __ Drug?
Only doctors are legally qualified to tell you to take a drug, and even then, they mess up all the time too. It's not about perfection, it's about critically thinking the usage scenario and context through, and reducing potential for harm to the maximum extent possible.
If there is a desire to do a drug, strong enough to even really be considering it, fear should not be a limiting factor in potential usage. One should do adequate research on the drug in question beforehand, and ALWAYS start taking a very low dose (a "threshold" dose) to be able to efficiently identify all notable effects the drug in question has on their body during the onset of it's effects.
If you start with a very safe dose, the worst that could happen is you don't feel much or any real noticeable differences, however you are protecting yourself very efficiently from any potential to form an addiction from inappropriate, excessive early usage (which is likely how most, if not all, drug addicts go wrong when starting their usage).
If no notable effects were felt, the dose can be slightly increased with progressive usages (keeping within safe bounds) in order to be able to safely, carefully, and efficiently decide on ideal dosage amounts.
How Do I Find The Ideal Dosage?
An ideal dosage will of course vary depending on the core intent of the drug user in taking the drug. Obviously, when one starts taking a drug strictly to feel less sober (get "high"), as in probably most recreational use contexts, the potential for abuse is increased, which means even more care must be taken in the dosage amounts and frequencies in order to safely prevent abusive usage patterns from forming.
Remember, taking a drug to get high does not mean you will form a habit. It is consequent usages, seeking a more intense "high", particularly at increasingly frequent intervals, that forms a habit.
It is important to always keep in mind current and past usage patterns; dosage amounts and frequencies, noting the effects achieved from them.
By constantly criticizing your usage patterns in your head, you will be better able to determine when you see an abusive usage pattern forming, and being aware of this is the best way to protect yourself from any serious abusive usage patterns forming.
By being aware if usage is becoming abusive, one can then quickly and easily take measures to reverse the process early on, while still easily doable, as opposed to when they are far into destructive usage patterns.
You Need Self-Control, Discipline, and Critical Thinking
In the end, the most important point to keep in mind is that it is not the drug that gets you addicted, it is how YOU use the drug that forms an addiction.
The fault is not on the drug, but the user. Likewise, the responsibility to prevent getting addicted is also on the user, not the drug.
A drug user can potentially be addicted to any drug, but it is the user themselves (specifically their usage patterns) which caused the addiction.
It is the user's responsibility to use the drug responsibly; the drug will not magically produce a predefined, fixed degree of effects which inherently protects a user from addictive potential, it is up to the user to dose in a fashion that will be productive to their quality of life, and not the other way around.
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