Two days after the operation is implemented, the disciples begin to return.
Jesus, waiting at the door, lets in each disciple.
"Who is it?"
Jesus opens the door.
"What did you bring Mark?"
"Marijuana from Colombia."
"Very well son, come in."
Another soft knock is heard.
"Who is it?"
Jesus opens the door.
"What did you bring Matthew?"
"Cocaine from Bolivia."
"Very well son, come in."
At the next knock Jesus asks, "Who is it?"
Jesus opens the door.
"What did you bring John?"
"Crack from New York."
"Very well son, come in."
Someone starts pounding on the door.
"Who is it?"
Jesus opens the door.
"What did you bring Judas?"
"FREEZE! THIS IS THE DEA!"
I encounter people talking about their experiences with things like LSD or other illicit substances all the time on various media, but I don't understand why they aren't more wary or apprehensive about doing so in countries where possession of those drugs is illegal.
I know I’m not the first to share the ‘controversial’ opinion that weed is addictive, but I too was taken by surprise. I’m currently staying at my parents’ place to study, because when I was on my own I could hardly refrain from smoking every day. “Just one to relax before bed” turned into “just one at lunch for the taste” turned into “if I smoke before I start studying I’ll be really relaxed” turned into “now that I’ve started I might as well spark up another one”.
The idea that weed can’t be that bad, and that I can still function on weed makes it the easiest to just spark up, when really you know you shouldn’t. I literally have a drawer full of a ton of hard drugs; I have speed (amphetamines), 3-MMC, a bunch of different XTC pills, 2C-B, LSD, DXM, ketamine, a ton of nitrous canisters and poppers laying around, and all of those I can stay away from without any trouble at all. It’s just the weed and hash, that I consider least harmful, that I use against better knowing.
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My husband and I are both in recovery- recently he’s wanted to reconnect with some old friends who are actively using drugs- and go out with them to buy drugs ( he said for them not him- because they were too high to drive ) I told him that is a big problem and would be a deal breaker for me !! I let him know if this is what he’s choosing to do- he is choosing between doing this and our marriage- because, I’m not risking my sobriety or risking being with someone who isn’t sober at this stage in my life- and the likelihood of an addict in that situation relapsing is HIGH-I’ve been clean and sober except for the antidepressants my doctor prescribes for 12 years. He said he wouldn’t do it but, claims I’m being a controlling asshole for trying to be honest- and protect my sobriety. AITA?
A permanent reduction? Black communities have long complained about over-policing. Sometimes it's called overcriminalization. Many criminal justice reformers agree, often citing the War on Drugs as an example.
The Ferguson Effect is a pullback of enforcement. Individual: No police officer wants to be shown next on national TV in an abuse case. The more an officer engages in crime control, the more likely some encounter with a suspect will go bad--sometimes the suspect's fault, sometimes the officer's fault, sometimes both.
Collective: Some Police Depts. mi... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have gone through two “periods” of drug abuse in my life throughout my time as a user in these 5 years. My first period (which lasted until about November of last year) involved me taking whatever drug I could see, not eating healthy at all (overeating, lots of junk food, etc) and not taking care of my body/life. The results? Drugs were enjoyable, but I got a lot of nasty side effects, crashes were horrible, and life when I wasn’t high was miserable, to say the least. Nowadays, I’m vegetarian, I do intermittent fasting a lot, take supplements daily, sleep early, quit taking stimulants/drinking alcohol all the time, workout, etc and my highs are significantly smoother, crashes are negligible, and my life when sober is just as dope as when I’m high, I even managed to graduate from college and get my girlfriend back. Lesson from all this? Handle life responsibilities first and then follow it up with drugs, not the other way around :)
I got really high and went to a protest alone in a city where I've lived for 2 years and still don't know anyone. It made me feel very alone being in a crowd. I have many problems and not being able to talk to people is one. Now I'm feeling really sorry for myself so I'm going to drink and go smoke a bowl and ride my bike while listening to sad music. Just wanted to say something, I love this sub. 🧡
I cannot fucking stand people who say they don't give to the homeless because "oh they'll just blow it on drugs." Yeah, maybe. Maybe their life is unimaginably awful and maybe drugs are the only thing that gives them peace right now.
Have you ever been addicted to heroin? I have. When you're an addict, you don't want food, you don't want water, you don't want clean clothes or a shower. You want heroin. Just like regular people get hungry, you need to take care of this addiction urge before even thinking about other needs. And when someone comes along and gives you money, you're going to satisfy that first need.
The point is this: when you decide to donate money to someone less fortunate, what you're really doing is saving them from pain. Whether that is the pain of starving, not having a place to sleep, or going through withdrawal is up to the person. You don't get to choose. All we can do is give unconditionally, and know that we helped someone. That's all we can do.
I had gotten caught smoking in the house and claimed that I had been sober but I definitely wasn’t. My mom told me that she was going to drug test me to make sure I stayed sober so I got some of my sober friends piss and kept it in a sunscreen bottle. One day I got home and my mom said that she was going to drug test me so I heated up the piss and put it in my pocket. When I got into the bathroom she started patting me down and I moved the bottle around strategically so that she wouldn’t feel it. It was a cup with a drug test on the lid the kind where you tilt it on its side so the piss goes on the test. So I put the piss in the cup and gave it to my mom. I passed and all was well and I smoked weed right after. The next day she drug tested me again so this time I had to put my real piss in a cup and I thought I was dead. My mom tilted the cup and went to let out my dog and thats when it hit me. I ran to the trashcan in the bathroom and got out the negative drug test lid and switched it... keep reading on reddit ➡
The ancient Buddhist monk. This dude dgaf. He goes where the wind takes him and plans nothing. His voice is so calming it can put you to sleep, but he also likes to debate philosophy and other spiritual matters with you if you can stay awake. You might get so engaged in the conversation that you forget you were supposed to be somewhere an hour ago, but that's whatever, man. You can see why he's a monk and not a laborer. He might even convert you to his carefree ways. Some would say that he's best engaged with in moderation.
The drill sergeant. This absolute unit will not give you a break, he keeps you on task and doesn't let you slack for even a minute. Sometimes it's annoying or even uncomfortable how much he rides your ass, but when he's gone, you realize that it can be pretty hard to get shit done without him shouting commands at you.
The homeless guy who's way more intelligent than he appears. Will share some decent, sometimes genuinely profou... keep reading on reddit ➡
Thanks to the 2020 CARES Act, you can now use your HSA/FSA to purchase feminine hygiene products (pads, tampons, and menstrual cups) along with specific over the counter drugs. I recommend checking all qualified expenses with your HSA/FSA provider. I checked my provider's full list today and am realizing how many things I can use pre-tax income to purchase (pain relievers, reading glasses, allergy medicine, bandaids, etc.).
My sister been addicted to drugs for about 3 years now, she’s addicted to Heroin and Fentanyl and just start using something called Purple down.
She has down a lot of awful things to get her fix, like steal money from her family and sell her body, she claims now that she got everything under control which I don’t really believe.
Recently I found out that her soon to be husband doesn’t know that she’s an addict, My sister was acting odd when I brought up the monthly cost of it, she nervously laughed and said “you’re such a weirdo talking about that, are you into drugs now” so when her husband left I asked about it and she confessed that he doesn’t know I got super angry at her and told her she needs to tell him especially when you guys are trying for a baby and she said “I got everything under control so he doesn’t need to know” I got so upset that I left because I knew I couldn’t have at productive conversation at that time
A week later, I called my sister and tried to convince he... keep reading on reddit ➡
Since its looking like Tyson will be stepping back into the ring soon why not.
Mike Tyson Feats At least 1.6 KJ punch, putting him up to 10x an average person. 44 career KOs Friends with tigers
Training up to the fight he uses copious amounts of everything humanity can put in him to make him punch harder, such as steroids, blood doping, HGH, EPO, etc. and before the fight he takes a near lethal dose of crack, krocodile, joestar blood, E, etc.
Arena is a UFC cage, battle is to the death.
My brother in law is staying with us right now and was conferencing into his usual NA meeting from the living room (our only home computer is a wired desktop in the living room.)
We usually clear out to give him privacy, but in this case I forgot my phone somewhere in there and had to quickly go looking for it.
I happened to go in right in the middle of someone I recognized as my coworker sharing their struggle with drug abuse and strong concerns about a potential relapse.
We work in a job in which human lives are indirectly at stake and to be compromised at any point during work is unquestionably a risk. We have once yearly drug testing and once in a while we have random drug testing but it’s been years since I’ve been asked to do a random one.
I’ve been really broken up about whether I should say anything though, because of course, NA is supposed to be private and confidential. And he hasn’t relapsed, he’s just concerned he might.
I’m so broken up over this but I can’t talk... keep reading on reddit ➡
TL;DR at bottom
I want to discuss this topic with you all and get feedback on my perspective. If you agree or disagree, I'm interested.
An easy way to get addicted to a drug is thinking that you are incapable of feeling what you feel or accomplishing what you accomplish on the drug while sober. Obviously, you can't feel exactly the way you feel on some drugs like LSD, cocaine, heroin, etc. because those states have properties unique to having that drug in your system. You can save yourself a lot of trouble by believing that you'll be fine without your drugs from the get-go.
(Not including pharmaceutical medications for mental disorders like schzophrenia, bipolar, multiple personalities, ADD/ADHD and related disorders especially in severe cases, and other debilitating disorders. I am not a pharmacologist, and don't know enough to speak on those things, so i won't. I'm talking about potentially addictive recreational drugs.)
But the sense of security you feel, or kicking the blues... keep reading on reddit ➡
'Cause you're dope
I've been seeing this addiction doctor for years, he's amazing and saved my life. Now I see him monthly for things like antidepressants or the occasional slip up.
The other day I went in for my monthly visit, and the nurse took me back for my UA drug test, then escorted me to the room where I'd see the doctor, and asked me the basic pre-appointment questions. She hasn't been working there long, maybe 2 months. I think she was my nurse last month but she wasn't too talkative, but this time she was definitely in a very talkative mood.
She saw that I had my first slip up in over a year and had fentanyl in my system still. I was embarrassed and didn't want to talk about it much since I was once this doctor's best success story and felt like I was letting everyone there down, just generally feeling like a piece of crap and wanted to get back on track. But she kept telling me random stories and I'd laugh with her, she was starting to make me feel better like I could trust her.
Then she s... keep reading on reddit ➡
I haven’t done cocaine mdma or ketamine since February. I’ve only done lsd and weed. I have started my keto diet and I’ve ordered sports equipment to excercise and I’m seeing a therapist in 2 weeks. I’ haven’t hurt myself in around a month. I have finished my exams and I finally feel good about myself since I don’t even know when. Finally life isn’t as bad as it used to be. Thanks for taking your time to listen to me.😀😀😀
This view is based on several things:
- US cops are not routinely drug tested
- US cops have been caught abusing steroids often and we have no idea the true scale of the problem as its not being tracked https://www.menshealth.com/health/a19520798/scandals-cops-and-steroids/
- When they are caught, officers generally cover for other officers, making it less likely officers see consequences for steroid use and more likely that the drug abuse culture spreads https://www.wave3.com/story/34598169/tonight-at-11-cops-and-steroids/
- US cops display symptoms of steroid abuse on camera often. Even before the protests they would become impatient and violent suddenly and without warning.
Psychological signs of steroid users and abuse:
This is your choice, your life, but let's please stop saying that cannabis and other drugs has a place in Buddhist practice, makes meditation easy and fun, and getting high is great for insight.
Let's be clear, drugs never had a place in mainstream Buddhist practice. They're not necessary, or a part of Buddhist practice and the 8fold path described by Buddha. To say otherwise is to lie. Having cool experiences and seeing entities and relaxing and munching are not part of the path, and have never been for the last 2500 years.
Are you a user because of medical reasons? Great, it's wonderful you have a medicine that helps your symptoms, but again, that doesn't mean that cannabis or any other drug is necessary for the Buddhist path.
Let's all collectively please stop bringing any drugs into Buddhist practice.
Edit: I apologise for the use of strong language if you're personally offended by that. However, no matter my language, it's still not a good idea to mix shamanism, new age spir... keep reading on reddit ➡
Cause I’m definitely addicted to what they made