The Effects of Drugs Sept 5, 2010 13:42:52 GMT -5
Post by Horyo on Sept 5, 2010 13:42:52 GMT -5
Good thing you clarified. The post I was responding to seemed dubious about your assessment of peer pressure.
And to the rest of your message: Lately, peer pressure and psychoactive drugs aren't as correlated as parents would try to tell their children. Typically, there's no gain for a drug-user to spread his interests, unless he were profiting in the drug-trade.
I don't think anyone needs to break into a house when they can steal off Wi-Fi. And if you're going to simplify computer addiction, or any other non-drug addiction, then you might as well say drugs are a bad habit too. The only reason there aren't any clinics is because most recreational drugs produce a direct stimulation on the body, which, when removed, causes a psychological withdrawal. When the non-drug addiction, such as computers or gambling, is removed from an addict, they experience similar withdrawals, but not on the level with drug-addicts because their fix is usually legal and can be readily accessed, even in moderation.
By the way, Grandi, posting a list of successful people who have taken drugs in their lifetime doesn't necessarily imply that drugs helped with their success, unless you're Lindsay Lohan and you end up using your drug problems as a way to gain publicity.