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Old February 16th, 2007, 06:21 PM  
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Join Date: September 26, 2004
Location: chicago
Age: 27
Default Re: Don't Do Drugs, My Experience

Nobody who is an addict planned on it. At one point or another they were doing drugs at a controlled rate until the drugs took over their will power. Lost of will power over drugs is the definition of addiction. By the way weed releases the same chemical that opiates do, its called dopamine. The more dopamine you release in your brain, the more dopamine receptors you make. When you have a lot of dopamine receptors that aren't getting the dopamine they naturally need to function, your brain backtracks to find out how it got dopamine before, whether its is smoking bud or doing heroin. If you ask any heroin addict, it is impossible to get high off of bud when addicted. Since they have a lot more dopamine receptors, it takes a lot more weed to make a difference. The point I'm trying to make is there is a fine line between weed and harder drugs like heroin, weed and opiates are in the same ballpark. There are a lot of people that don't have addictive personalities and are addicted to weed. The only way you can say anything accurate about addiction is if you are a doctor, have been addicted and experienced it singlehandedly, or have been using drugs for 25 years and have not developed an addiction yet. Addiction can take up to 30 years to develop. Handling any drug responsibly is not using it for recreation. If you influence your brain to think that drugs are leisure at all, when you are bored, the first thing that will come to mind is to do drugs, the easiest way to have fun.
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