Between drugs versus alcohol as a menace to society, alcohol wins that battle hands down.
as far as recordable incidents of death and injury - yeah, that's true. but here are two things to consider:
1) a lot of death or injury that occurs due to drugs goes unnoticed because people tend to hide their drug use. if i'm on (acid or pot or X or whatnot) and driving and i zone out and kill someone in a car accident, it's likely i can pull it together enough when the law arrives so that no one knows i'm wasted. they run a breathalizer, see that i'm not drunk and that's where it ends.
2) i'd like to see the figures showing how much our society is hurt by drug addicts who never contribute to it's prosperity but instead live small, uncreative, confused, lives - leeching off those who do prosper. they're probably similar to the numbers of people who do it with booze. i know a girl addicted to drugs who is 33 years old, has 5 kids by 5 different guys, has been married twice (currently unmarried), has no job, lives with a guy she met two weeks ago, and frequently calls me because she's all depressed and wants someone to talk to who isn't "all messed up". the real bummer is that she is a brilliant, funny, happy person when not losing herself in drugs. what a waste.
believe me halsy, i very well know and understand recreational drug users who get high or trip and never have a problem, hold a job, and lead normal, safe, intelligent lives. but there is also a whole host of people out there whose lives have been destroyed by drugs.
Trying to scare kids with an ad like that would be laughable at best. Think *reefer madness*.
oh, i agree: "this is your brain. this is your brain on drugs. this is your brain with a side of bacon and fried penis." yeah, that'd work!
speaking of "reefer madness", ever see "the trip"... that's a classic ignorant portrayal of LSD use.This comment was edited on Jul 14, 21:08.
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