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Poll: What recreational drugs have you used ? (more than once)
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What recreational drugs have you used ? (more than once)

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The nominees are:

caffeine = coffee
cannabis = weed
ethanol = alcohol (only select if you have gotten drunk)
tobacco = cigarettes/cigars
opiates = heroin/morphine
cocaine
amphetamines = meth/ecstasy
tranquilizers = barbituates/benzodiazepines
anesthetics = PCP/ketamine
mushrooms / shrooms = the psychoactive kind
over-the-counter medications
inhalants = glues/solvents
other
none (only if you have NOT selected any of the others)

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Old 01-25-2013, 11:50 AM   #31
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I note that most of the druggies seem to be Slackers. Which is cause, which is effect?
Slackware IS a drug. Once you Slack, you never go back. Praise "Bob"!
 
Old 01-25-2013, 11:59 AM   #32
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Slackware IS a drug. Once you Slack, you never go back. Praise "Bob"!
My 2 cents.
 
Old 01-25-2013, 02:08 PM   #33
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If I would say, select alcohol no matter how little you intake, then it just wouldn't make sense in such a poll, it would skew the poll in fact.
Most people don't consider having a chocolate as having alcohol instead they think of it as having a chocolate. Having alcohol is to drink it in order to consume it. Placing other miniscule definitions on it confuses the issue and that skews the poll.

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You can take it to mean what you will, but don't select alcohol unless you actually use enough to affect you.
1 standard drink, less for some people, will affect you even if the person having the drink doesn't realise it.

Anyway it's your poll, just pointing out some problems with its construction.
 
Old 01-25-2013, 04:45 PM   #34
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1 standard drink, less for some people, will affect you even if the person having the drink doesn't realise it.
I think that, for the purpose of this poll, any drug which is consumed and isn't realized by the consumer is totally irrelevant.
 
Old 01-28-2013, 02:27 AM   #35
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I had to LOL @ the people that wish to exclude alcohol in any amount, tobacco, and caffeine. Seriously? That's called rationalization folks.
 
Old 01-28-2013, 02:09 PM   #36
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I think that, for the purpose of this poll, any drug which is consumed and isn't realized by the consumer is totally irrelevant.
To me this is the point. Well, that and you can't say you've not consumed alcohol if you've taken various cough medicines or used most mouthwashes. There are people who don't do these things for religious or other reasons and there's a big difference between allowing alcohol to pass your lips (consuming it) and consuming even one measure to knowingly gain some effect.
I happen to have tried an Opiate recreationally, but even if I hadn't I would apparently have to say I had because I've had poppy-seed rolls more than once. Unless you try to make a distinction between quantity and reasons for use.
That's how I see the distinction being made here.
@linuxpokernutAgain, unless you're forbidden for religious or other reasons from consuming these things you're often likely to have had them more than once. I think many people will have tried Coca-Cola more than once but I'd hardly call them habitual users of recreational caffeine unless they drink it deliberately for a felt effect.
No point in splitting hairs too much, of course, I just think a poll of "which of these have you been exposed to outside of a medical setting" would be a bit silly and miss the point somewhat.
 
Old 01-28-2013, 02:43 PM   #37
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Why would I state publicly whether I've used any drugs and, if so, which ones? I don't think so.
 
Old 01-28-2013, 07:42 PM   #38
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I consider sugar an addictive drug, and maybe chocolate.
 
Old 01-28-2013, 08:25 PM   #39
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I used to be a Hopeless Dope Fiend.
Now, I am a Dopeless Hope Fiend.
 
Old 01-29-2013, 01:48 AM   #40
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I consider sugar an addictive drug, and maybe chocolate.
Sugar, as far as I've read, doesn't produce psychological effects. For some people it can appear addictive but I'd put that down to poor diet and the pre-programmed human want for certain food groups that used to be the basis of survival.
As for chocolate, that's a hard one but I'm tempted to say that the ammount of psychoactive substances in it means that, unless you're eating very high cocoa stuff, it's probably mainy, or all, placebo effect.
Food addiction is largely down to psychological and emotional problems combined with blood sugar problems caused by poor diet and human instinctual craving for certain food groups.

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Old 01-29-2013, 02:39 AM   #41
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@ fogpipe -- any use of GNU/Linux is an abuse, according to Redmondites who shall remane nameless.

@ Habitual -- right on! Chlordiazepoxide and ethanol were my faves. Both travel the same metabolic pathways, I am told. No wonder! Once did 11 of the former and chased 'em with a half-gallon of Spaņada (remember that?). Wrecked my ride and had to hitchhike for three and a half years, until 1976. That was Freedom! Lots of good people in this USA.
A friend of Bill W now.

Won't tell you all of what I did, but no matter if prescribed or legal, if abused, it was dope.

This applies to everyone, IMHO.

Thanks for the survey H_TexMex_H ! (Made it there, too)
 
Old 01-29-2013, 03:09 AM   #42
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Why would I state publicly whether I've used any drugs and, if so, which ones? I don't think so.
Again, that's why I said you don't have to participate.
 
Old 01-29-2013, 02:29 PM   #43
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Again, that's why I said you don't have to participate.
I understand, but there is one way I do want to participate--to decry the thread as obnoxious.
 
Old 01-29-2013, 02:43 PM   #44
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I understand, but there is one way I do want to participate--to decry the thread as obnoxious.
Why ? I think it is interesting. I just wanted to see how prevalent drug use is, I mean I hear so many people talking about marijuana in its very own thread here ...

The results are looking as expected, with 4 main drugs of choice ... which, of course, nobody considers as drugs. It's only that way because everyone uses them. I suppose part of the definition of a drug is social acceptance and legality.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 02:16 AM   #45
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I am a avid (milk and ginger tea) drinker and never somehow
considered trying coffee. Then some time back seeing the
attractive TV advertisements of coffee and many people on these
international forums bragging about their average coffee intake,
I decided to give it a shot!

I managed to gulp in that bitter Nescafe (Robusta beans) coffee
"mug".
BANG! I could suddenly feel "lots of instant energy". My brain
suddenly "felt the tranquility". I could feel the sudden uplift in
my mood! WOW!

And now I do make a point to drink a mug of strong coffee in the
morning, daily, even though I still find it bitter!

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