Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 20 - 30 Days of Truth

Day 20 - Your views on drugs and alcohol.

Personally? I don't think you need alcohol or drugs to have a good time. I don't drink that often - if I have 5 drinks a year that'd be alot for me. I just don't see the point but then again I'm a control freak and alcohol (as well as drugs) take away that control so maybe there's a point to me not seeing a point to them....Anyway...Alcohol is already legalized and controlled - works out well for the most part and there are laws/consequences to those who use while underage or in a manner that's not safe (drinking and driving). J will have the occasional beer and he usually limits it to 1 or 2. He doesn't get sloppy drunk and he doesn't drive if he's been drinking. I have no problem with alcohol as long as you're not fall down drunk near me and you don't puke on me. I do think that people who have to continually get that way to have a good time, then blame the world when something bad happens to them have a problem and should seek medical help to kick the habit. I'm not saying that they deserve to have a bad thing happen to them but when you put yourself in that situation it's hard to feel sympathy - not that it isn't there. I hope that makes sense.

Makes me wonder what would happen if the government tried to regulate the sale of drugs, like marijauna, cocaine, and methamphetamines. I mean it would create new jobs in the healthcare industry or something similar because someone would have to distribute it. It would lessen the trafficking of drugs into the country (and those caught doing it could face more severe penalties) becaues people would be hired to grow/create the drugs in a controlled and safe environment. There would be quality control standards so the user would know they aren't getting something cut with bleach or laced with glass. People would have to pay for it which would stimulate the economy...People who want to use are going to use and they're going to get it no matter what it takes - nothing is going to stop that unfortuately - so instead of sweeping it under the rug and pretending it isn't there - why not be proactive about it? It would better educate our children (they could go on tours of medical facilities where people are seeking help kicking a drug addiction as well as to clinics where the medication is sold...) about staying drug free and about the dangers of using.

Just my thoughts anyway.

Random Fact: An iceberg contains more heat than a lit match.