DonDaddyD wrote: EKE_38BPM wrote:
DonDaddyD wrote:I find the advocating of drug use for recreational purposes abhorrent.
What about tea or coffee?
Ecstasy? A few well publicised deaths but considering how long it has been taken for and the amount of people who have taken it, it seems pretty safe.
Marijooanna? No deaths ever directly attributed to it.
Heroin? Pure heroin does no physical harm and going cold turkey to kick won't kill you.
Alcohol? Many, many deaths and if you are addicted, stopping suddenly could kill you.
I know drugs is/was your thing in a professional sense (I don't mean that DDD is a drug dealer), but if the harm various drugs do to the body, alcohol and tobacco would never be legal but Weed and Es would.
What about taking drugs professionally e.g a wine taster? Is that still abhorrent to you?
Your being obtuse. We've been over this.
They may be all psychoactive. How they affect the brain is mostly different and to varying degrees.
I'll give you a pint of tea, a pint of coffee and the equivalent in weed, ecstasy, heroin, cigarettes and alcohol and we'll observe which has the more damaging and lasting effects.
Lets talk in terms of doses.
Cup of tea: Minimal effect - Minimal damage
Cup of coffee: Some effect - Minimal damage
One joint: Some effect - Minimal damage
One ecstasy tablet: Effective - Minimal damage
One dose of heroin: Effective - Minimal damage
One cigarette: Some effect - Minimal damage
One pint of beer: Effective - Minimal damage
Conclusion: One dose of just about any drug isn't very damaging. Repeated doses is where the potential problem is. I'm pretty sure we can agree on that.
However, repeated doses (or 'cups' as users call it) won't do you much harm. Neither will pharmaceutical grade heroin, but street heroin isn't pure and its the additives which cause the harm. It is also addictive and this leads to the social problems of users committing crime to feed their addiction.
Also, addiction and craving isn't the same for all drugs. I've never heard of a smoker going on the game to buy a pack of Marlboro Lights.
Don't confuse the medical problems that drugs can cause with the social problems that addiction can lead to.