Okay, don't get me wrong, I
am not about to get going on a holier than thou type of dialogue about
the evils of drugs and alchohol. When the Broncos
proved to the rest of the world that they were the best, I had a few
beers under my belt, (okay, maybe I remember something about some
tequila too), I know all about getting the "munchies", and lord knows
going to high-school in the 70's was like a psychadelic experience in
itself, but everyone needs to know their limits! And, of course, you
should never, ever attempt to operate a motor vehicle after having had too much to drink! Not only do you endanger yourself, but you put other peoles lives at risk, and no-one has the right to do that!
It is no joke seeing
someone who has wasted any chance of living a normal life because of an
uncontrollable addiction! (And believe me, I have seen it in it's
ugliest form!). And it goes well beyond just dependence.
I know from personal experience that the short span of "euphoria"
experienced from some of the harder substances such as cocaine, and the
much longer high from amphetimines, cannot make up for feeling like
pure shit for up to two days afterward. Certain substances get a
reputation because they earn it! Personally, I do not believe
that marijuana belongs lumped together with drugs like cocaine,
amphetimines, heroin, and the like. I think the difference between
natural and man-made substances is a very real distinction, and it is
definitely not just an arbitrary thing. But anything that controls your
life all the time can't be any good for your health, mental or
physical. Also, you should consider the fact that using and/or
possessing certain substances can land you in JAIL!
I am now, (and have been
for quite a number of years), 100% alcohol and drug free. It is much
more enjoyable to me to leave an event like the State Fair, or a
Renaissance Festival, etc... feeling alert and fresh, not sloshed and
groggy, but that's just me. I am not about to presume to tell anybody
not to indulge once in awhile. If you are a responsible adult,
you have probably earned the right to a little stress reduction in the
form of mind-numbing substances. Knock yourself out!! (literally)
One thing that you should
remember about alcohol is that it contains a good amount of calories,
(7 calories per gram). So not only do you need to think about the
health factors and the habit-forming factors, but you also should think
about the fat-factor! (See; Nutrition)
My own serious opinion is that adults need to make adult choices, and the wrong ones can ruin your life, or
END IT !!