Whatever happened to smoking pot and drinking beer?
I recently an article in a free publication called the Long Island Press while enjoying some tasty pizza.
The article refers to some of the strange things kids are using to get high- Trail mix bowls with various medications of unknown origins, mothballs inhaled, hand sanitizer, wite out and just crazy ass shit like wandering through fields and eating random mushrooms. And inhaling just about anything and everything. And often with fatal results:
The risk of sudden death with any given episode of inhalant use exceeds that resulting from any other drug that can be abused, according to the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC).
When I was a teen, I remember a girl who died from inhaling sweet air(nitrous oxide) at the dentist where she was an assistant. She didn’t have the correct amount of oxygen flow.
The local school districts in my suburbs are also showing a marked increase in heroin use. And these are not poorly performing schools but some of the best schools in the country. It makes you wonder about the increasing risk taking capacity that these kids have. It kind of makes smoking pot and drinking beers seem downright nostalgic.
I was at one time a serious user of many substances in my youth-pot, acid(some question whether I’m still tripping :)), cocaine, mushrooms, etc. but not like these. I mean I ate known psychedelic mushrooms, I wouldn’t risk a poisonous one.
And I have been clean for over 2o years-no drugs or drinks, so don’t expect any high fives if you link to Northern Lights or something.
Ok I beat you to it :)
But I won’t judge you. If you have an issue with substances it’s for you to decide.
And I’m not trying to raise a ruckus or fierce debate but just spark a conversation.
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