(09-29-2016, 11:43 PM)alicemizuki Wrote: if you don't do durgs yer a pussy
am i right boys?
edit, so as to avoid shitpost:
In my tweens and early teens, my hometown got hit with the heroin epidemic like a ton of bricks. My house got his especially hard; when my parents were divorcing, our place basically became the local crack house.
When people start to discuss drugs, they focus almost exclusively on the drugs per se. There's been a lot of discussion in this thread about what drugs are okay and what aren't. But the question is not what drugs are being used. The question, rather, is, Who are using drugs? And, more importantly, how do they fit into their broader communities?
Are drug users lonely freaks on the outsides of society? Are they insular communities that minimize contact with mainstream society? Are they groups that invade a community? Are they people who live completely unremarkable lives outside their stigmatized practice? Are they pillars of the community who hide their vice from others, despite the way that their habit subtly yet unavoidably stirs the waters of the social world around them?
I've been places where using drugs is so normal that parents smoke weed in front of their kids, like how some parents drink beer in full view of everyone. Then I've been in places where the word "drugs" is spoken in tense whispers as if the name of a horrible specter. To make a categorical statement that would apply to both of these places does not seem to be worth doing.