This is meant to be constructive, let's see how that turns out
Originally Posted by foggysail
Two weeks ago a close friend buried his 34 years old grandson who overdosed.
So for him (and his family) the current
"War on Drugs" style approach didn't work out well. Either in the outcome or as a preventative measure to start down that road in the first place (I doubt very much that he was not unaware that recreational drug use had a potential downside).
If someone is likely to be taking recreational drugs then being illegal or not is irrelevant. It's legal
to sniff petrol (Gasoline) and easy and cheap
to get hold off - but most folks don't do that even though it (apparently!) does have an effect (to get self off noggin
). The fact it is legal to sniff petrol does not make petrol attractive. Same with recreational drugs - the reasons why "you" are not on crack or heroin is the same reasons that most people aren't - and it ain't got anything to do with them being illegal......mostly around knowing they ain't good for you / having better things to do with your life and money
If Heroin was at least medicalised (i.e. on prescription - cheap
or free!) then quality and strength would be consistent so would be a lot less overdoses - even without medical
supervision (shooting galleries?) for use. And a lot less health
related problems (in the West not many get sick and sometimes die from illegally made alcohol - elsewhere they do becuase the booze gets made badly and from all manner of additives being used, it's the same for drugs - quality control ain't a priority!).
Personally I would prefer someone coming off Crack etc onto Heroin and then sitting somewhere happily(?!) doing SFA at low cost to me..........rather than having the risk of them robbing me and
also paying taxes
to keep chasing, processing and locking folks up. Just seems a bizarre approach
.....that is doomed to (continued) failure.
Being dumber than rocks is a lifestyle choice for each to make
. So, as long as no one is forced to take drugs (physically) then my attitude is f#ck 'em
, just don't expect me to pay for the mess.