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judgemental junkies

Posted by med_empowered on August 1, 2005, at 16:57:08

In reply to Re: Do you know what pisses me off beyond belief?? Emily Elizabeth, posted by john berk on August 1, 2005, at 16:23:10

hey! OK, calling illicit drug users "junkies" is a little harsh, but I did it for a reason--I'm *sick* of these self-righteous stoners and cokeheads telling me what I "really need" or what "my real problem is". Psychiatric meds have some *serious* failings, but I think part of the problem is that shrinks and judgemental junkies kind of take similar attitudes towards people--that they know what's wrong with or without actually listening, and that their preferred method of handling problems is THE way to go about it. Its absolutely ridiculous. I personally see ALL drugs are pretty much the same--chemicls taken to alter (hopefully positively) one's current mental state-- and I think that kind of view cuts through the BS of both psychiatry ("Prozac corrects a chemical imbalance in the brain..."--right, I have a Prozac deficiency) and amongst some illicit drug users ("pot is from nature, so its good, always good, and RX drugs are bad and for the weak, blah blah blah"). I think one's "drug(s) of choice" would best be based on circumstances and individual factors. For exmaple, for me pot can make anxiety worse if I'm having a problem already, so I'd opt for a Klonopin or Tranxene instead of puffing on a joint. On the other hand, anti-depressants havent really done the trick for me, so I may end up smoking now and then and perhaps taking shrooms rarely, whereas other people might be better served by Cymbalta or something. I don't think we have to view this as an either/or distinction; that distinction is one that has been artifically created by the (expensive, unsuccessful, racist) "War on Drugs" (AKA: "War on Minorities," "War on Civil Liberties").


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