27 thoughts on “Good news on the research front

  1. Don’t get me wrong, Ender; I’m not glorifying drug use, just pointing out (as if it needed to be…) that one person’s lived experiences can differ from another’s.

    My brother for example: Drinking and dope since early teens, shooting up speed at 17, regular poly-drug use over a period of years, fights with all of his mates (not to mention Mum and Dad), mentally disturbed and aggressive as a rule these days. But he’s so nice when he hasn’t been drinking, Dad moans; and when he’s been taking his medication too.

    Me? Maybe I was lucky in that I didn’t start drinking till I was 22, and drugs other than dope didn’t make an appearance till my mid-late 20s. But when it comes to drug use, most people seem to be lucky.

    And in saying that, don’t forget the insidious effects of prescription drugs. There’s a considerable black market (maybe co-op would be a better term) for things like Valium and benzos among young women in particular. “So-and-so’s sister’s got a new scrip…”

  2. Youie – “Don’t get me wrong, Ender; I’m not glorifying drug use, just pointing out (as if it needed to be…) that one person’s lived experiences can differ from another’s.”

    I realise this and I apologise. This is not the first time this raw nerve has led to embarrasment – somtimes you hit the submit button before thinking.

    However I do agree with another poster that probably the worst drug we have is alcohol however I do not think that we need more drugs to be available. Our house drugs policy started with (what I thought) was enlightened tolerance however it swiftly descended into education and zero tolerance for the other kids.

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