Personally,i tend to avoid everything apart from Alcohol.I've tried weed but it didn't do anything for me.I've had some pretty crazy experiences with Alcohol though.
Alcohol is simple.I just don't feel going through all the hassle of rolling a joint.I smoke cigarettes,but i've never been inclined towards anything more complicated,for the lack of a better word.
Another problem (potentially anyway) is the rise in number of students taking "performance enhancing drugs" so to aid their studies. Whilst at the moment, it's not particularly commonplace, and isn't banned, my attitude to them remains "if you're doing all you can to succeed whilst staying within the rules then you're entitled to carry on as you will".
However, even if there are no harmful side effects to taking these types of drugs (which I gather is a matter for debate - and the drugs ftr are to aid you in staying awake longer or something) I still think they ought to be brought under regulation. If it is shown that the drugs in question give some significant advantage to those who choose to take them, then it it's likely to create a rather nasty culture amongst students. Obviously people will want to keep up with their peers, and thus they will perhaps feel inclined to follow suit and take the drugs as well. If the taking of such drugs becomes so commonplace that you're basically being handicapped by not taking them....well, this isn't a nice possibility. Not least because it will favour the rich over the poor, but does anyone really want to live in a society where such a practice is accepted or considered the norm and these values are implicitly encouraged?
I for one, do not. In fact the prospect is a grim one indeed, surely this totally demeans the entire premise of academic assessment. This sort of thing ought to be stamped out.
I don't think you'll have tens of thousands of people queueing up to buy enough heroin to OD on anyway. Heroin's not exactly a socially acceptable drug to take. It's also the one drug I'd never touch because of the physical nature of heroin dependence.
Basically with legalisation you need to educate kids in schools about the risks associated with recreational drug use. Once people are armed with that information, it's their call.
Also,legalizing drugs comes down to basic human nature too,no?
Anything prohibited will always attract a person more.Anything that's not prohibited might not have the same impact.
The problem in the UK in particular, in the drug context anyway, is that our Health Service is state provided, and is already working at near maximum capacity, and having to make considerable cuts. Potentially opening the floodgates for people to come storming in with X Y and Z drug related problems is a very bad idea, or so I would suggest. Unless of course drugs are taxed very highly to compensate for this, but then this in turn would allow a black market to thrive, moving everything back to square one.
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