josealvesjr wrote: Darkstar ,Nowadays this generation is into opioids, it's the new trend.
One can hardly blame them the way this world is going. To wake up every day to a new calamity or disaster, war threats, not to none job perspectives, water and air pollution, rising sea levels, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, Covid 19 etc.etc.
Then I do not even mention the world wide political arena. Where would they get their motivation from? This is where we as humanity are end of the line.
That's debatable there is no excuse, there are people STARVING and living MISERY in poor countries, I don't think they are doing any drugs or opioids, no excuse
The issue is how EASY they can be acquired, just like illegal firearm, anything illegal and easy to obtain will be obtained. In the days where it was easy to scam your cable provider people did that, paid a few bucks for black boxes to unscramble pay channels, they did it, now since the transition from analog to digital cable, it's far more difficult, with digital they have algorithms that change every minute. Make something easy to acquire, it will be acquired. A lot of people are living difficult times, does it mean it's right to indulge in illegal drugs - the problem is, when you indulge in illegal drugs, you are not only putting yourself in danger but the lives of others - some people have firearms, the combination of being under the influence of a drug and firearm don't mix, there are lots of innocent people who have died to firearm because the shooter was heavily intoxicated - and you know what ? They get away with it in court, they get a lesser sentence. So yeah, we need to get illegal firearms and rugs and opioids out of reach - if people are upset or depressed most of the time, there are other ways to fill the void, they can stay home and wank, join support groups, online or offline, get help, consuming illegal substances and indulge in activity that causes innocent lives to be lost, I will never support that, they can stay home all day and destroy their liver with alcohol and all the drugs they want, but they should stay the F home until they sober up before going out and killing innocent people.
If people want to consume shit and destroy their lives, fine, welcome to the new bill, all drugs are legal, but under the condition that when you consume them, you are under house arrest and supervision at all times, you are not allowed to go out of your home until you sober up and clean, win-win situation.
The drug and alcohol is a temporary fix, it does not magically erase your problems, it only gives you bigger problems in the long run.
I've never taken a drug in my life, nor smoked, the only puff of smoke I took was in Kindergarten or early grade school when the discussion was about cigarette and lungs, I begged to try - the teacher said OK just one puff and that I needed to PROMISE I will never smoke in my life..... I took a puff, and that was the last of it, never smoked
the only drugs I have ever taken are Advil and Tylenol and Aspirin
This generation sees, hears, feels and reads that there is a bleak future ahead. So they surrender and escape into the world of hallucination through drugs. Sad very sad.
It is sad, but there are alternatives - there are lots of community centres, parks, activities you can do, yes some people have no resolve and need an ESCAPE, but the drugs is just an illusion it gives you a temporary high followed by a crash, do you think all drug addicts are HAPPY with their addiction ? Many want to stop but can't, so it creates new problems. Same for alcoholism, even the nymphomaniacs and sex addicts, you would think that people would beg to have that addiction but in the long run it's not too pleasant for many reasons
Then you have people who escape through the internet, second life, fortnite and virtual this virtual world that, not too healthy either, still an addiction but much better than drugs and alcohol. Some people have high tolerance to alcohol, for instance you will never tell a Scottish to drop drinking, they will tell you to f*ck off
but do you think it is healthy to see teenagers and kids shooting heroin, snorting crack, consuming pills, etc. it's not, no matter the situation, and the more drugs you take the more resistant you become, so you need higher doses, more and more and more, it's basically a slow road to suicide.
Supervised addictions / drug centres is one thing, to help people cope and gradually get out of their addiction, in controlled environment, but free for all - nope, no way Jose
Do you wanna see drug junkies and alcoholics walk the streets everywhere you go, ALL the gang related shootings and city violence here is all for fight for territory, territory for what ? DRUG dealing.