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nil  ·  178 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 4, 2019

Don't do meth guys.

steve  ·  177 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh dear... that sounds ominous... and like it may be a little too close to home. I hope you and yours are ok.

nil  ·  177 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No worries. And thank you. Nothing expressively horrible happened. Did it about 2 weeks, very low dose, and kicked it.

The other students that live around here though, that's another story. My role as king also means guarding my apartment from literal meth heads. Lost a few co-workers to it as well. Psychological support in this community is so whacked out people are abusing uppers rather than dealing with their mental health. Turns out telling people to watch TED Talks doesn't work.

I'm not on speaking terms with my mother. Somehow I've been able to manage adulthood completely fine without the Voice of God criticizing my every move.

I've been making efforts to de-institutionalize myself and my language. Yes, I watched Shawshank. I don't say "When I was in Grade 12 or When I was Eighteen," I say four years ago. Even the calendar is colonialist in some sense.

Now to get that paper published...

Edit: I fucking flushed that shit, deleted numbers. I don't drink. That is not a road I will ever go down. DON'T DO IT KIDS. JESUS.

Devac  ·  177 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Be wary even of low doses of stimulants ((meth)amphetamines, MDMA etc.), they can have long-term effects, including years-long heightening of sensitivity and dopamine response to those compounds.


nil  ·  177 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's what scares me about being prescribed, even low dose, for ADD. I can't tell if I have a genuine medical need or if I'm about to sail off Fuck Mountain. Throw in a character who went most of his life with abysmally low self-confidence and you have a recipe for disaster.

Always how it starts. It feels like a choice between doing something risky for a week for the sake of your "future" (studying, job, whatever), or throwing it away entirely. That's not the case. Nobody's going to give a shit if you get a bad grade. They will when you're smashing in my window for $$$.

Find the joy in hard work, don't joy to work hard.

Cumol  ·  173 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This study has been criticized multiple times. I am not saying it is wrong, but the effect is exaggerated.

Dosing once in a while here and there has (according to current understanding) no bad effects. There are even results suggesting that long time use can also be "fine" (by looking at people who abused mdma in the late 80s early 90s, abuse being weekly).

Binges are a different story. Specially things like amphetamines. It boggles me how easily people get amphetamines prescribed nowadays...

kingmudsy  ·  177 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hey nil, throwing my voice in with steve's. Dunno what this comment means, but I hope you're alright