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Engimal v3

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Didn't smoke weed last night for the first time in a few weeks. Probably haven't gone more than a few weeks total without smoking in over a year. Not really happy, but I think it's stopping me from becoming a bit crazy at the moment.

Trying to substitute smoking with having a beer, and seeing if I can break the habit.
 

radiojake

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Didn't smoke weed last night for the first time in a few weeks. Probably haven't gone more than a few weeks total without smoking in over a year. Not really happy, but I think it's stopping me from becoming a bit crazy at the moment.

Trying to substitute smoking with having a beer, and seeing if I can break the habit.
I can totally relate

It was a good 10 years where I basically smoked daily, save for a couple of days here and there over the journey

On the other side of the spectrum now, though - A new job meant drug testing so 18 months later I haven't smoked at all (minus the week in Amsterdam I had followed by three more weeks off work!)

In many ways, I miss it

In other ways, I don't
 

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radiojake

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because i had no discipline and smoked every night if i had any at home, i'm better off it - would loved to have been able to keep it in my room and bring it out on the right occasion, but no, it was always and all the time

the week I had in Amsterdam though during my month off work was f*n bliss, though
 

NonPhixion

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Still haven’t tried DMT. A big problem for me is my natural instinct is to fight a drug when it’s taking over - I very rarely lose control. I did LSD recently and it just made me paranoid after a few hours as I thought everyone was laughing at me (was with 7 or 8 of my closest mates). If I’ve got someone in the room with me during DMT I’d imagine I’d just worry the same thing and wouldn’t be able to ‘break through’ as they call it.

Would anyone recommend doing it alone?
first & only time I did DMT was by myself. Nothing wrong with doing it by yourself, its not as if you are interacting with people like LSD or mushies. Honestly, if people are talking to you during the trip it will ruin it. And as powerful as it is (and it sure is) it doesn't alter your thoughts like LSD & mushies do which can bring on anxiety and panic attacks.
 

Fyfetheknife

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About 3 weeks I was taking to hospital by my family because I was in a state of psychosis. Absolutely terrifying experience. AFL grand final day I took some LSD and the week after it was a nightmare. Hearing things, paranoia, thinking the universe and the world and my circle of community were trying to send me messages. Problem was I thought all this was reality and so didn’t think there was anything wrong with me. This was the case for about a week until I broke down at dinner and told my parent about my drug use. The next morning they took me to hospital as they suspected it was psychosis, they didn’t tell me that’s why they were taking me though.

Spent 2 nights in a psych ward and now I’m on anti psych medication for the next 6 months. The doctor who i saw yesterday said many things can bring about episodes of psychosis such as lack of sleep and stress, and of course any sort of drug use, for the rest of my life. Kind of a scary thought but something I bought along my use with my heavy LSD and MDMA use. This all lined up with the fact I was meant to fly out to Europe for a four month trip on the same day I was taken to hospital. The last few week have been quite crazy and a bit of a whirlwind. Luckily I’ve been able to use the resource of Headspace, a free service for young people dealing with anxiety and depression and which has a department that specialises in early psychosis. They’ve been fantastic and helping me a lot with dealing with anxiety combined with dealing with the psychosis I am now extremely susceptible too.

It’s been a bit of an emotional last month. Overall though I’m extremely grateful my parents took me to the hospital to get the help I needed, rather than letting me get on a plane in the state I was in. If they let me go I doubt I would have come back. I guess my reason for this post is because not only does it feel good to release it and write it all down, but also as a warning. I’m only 19 and really should not have been using LSD and the other drugs I was taking as heavily as I was. I never thought something like this would happen to me, but it did, and if you’re a young person like me reading this, be very careful and try to avoid experimenting with anything until you’re brain has fully developed. I fried mine and it could have been a lot worse.
Cheers
 

ash_1050

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Thanks for sharing your story Fyfetheknife, it sounds like you've been through a rough patch and I'm glad you're on the mend. Was there anything particular about grand final day that you think may have brought it on or was it more a case of the straw that broke the camels back in terms of frequent use over a period of time?
 

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ash_1050

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Thanks again for sharing, it's important that people see all aspects of drug use including when things don't go right. Some people are wired to respond negatively to hallucinogens which is why I won't advocate for people to try them despite the benefits that I've had from doing so.
 

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I thought 6 times in 180 days wouldn't of been excessive but as someone who doesn't do that kind of stuff I'm guessing im totally wrong on that front
 

Fyfetheknife

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I thought 6 times in 180 days wouldn't of been excessive but as someone who doesn't do that kind of stuff I'm guessing im totally wrong on that front
I think it’s best to wait at least 3 months between usage, and even then it’s probably not completely without risk. Once a month is too much, but until this all happened I was very much in the mindset of ‘it won’t happen to me’
 

JG22

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About 3 weeks I was taking to hospital by my family because I was in a state of psychosis. Absolutely terrifying experience. AFL grand final day I took some LSD and the week after it was a nightmare. Hearing things, paranoia, thinking the universe and the world and my circle of community were trying to send me messages. Problem was I thought all this was reality and so didn’t think there was anything wrong with me. This was the case for about a week until I broke down at dinner and told my parent about my drug use. The next morning they took me to hospital as they suspected it was psychosis, they didn’t tell me that’s why they were taking me though.

Spent 2 nights in a psych ward and now I’m on anti psych medication for the next 6 months. The doctor who i saw yesterday said many things can bring about episodes of psychosis such as lack of sleep and stress, and of course any sort of drug use, for the rest of my life. Kind of a scary thought but something I bought along my use with my heavy LSD and MDMA use. This all lined up with the fact I was meant to fly out to Europe for a four month trip on the same day I was taken to hospital. The last few week have been quite crazy and a bit of a whirlwind. Luckily I’ve been able to use the resource of Headspace, a free service for young people dealing with anxiety and depression and which has a department that specialises in early psychosis. They’ve been fantastic and helping me a lot with dealing with anxiety combined with dealing with the psychosis I am now extremely susceptible too.

It’s been a bit of an emotional last month. Overall though I’m extremely grateful my parents took me to the hospital to get the help I needed, rather than letting me get on a plane in the state I was in. If they let me go I doubt I would have come back. I guess my reason for this post is because not only does it feel good to release it and write it all down, but also as a warning. I’m only 19 and really should not have been using LSD and the other drugs I was taking as heavily as I was. I never thought something like this would happen to me, but it did, and if you’re a young person like me reading this, be very careful and try to avoid experimenting with anything until you’re brain has fully developed. I fried mine and it could have been a lot worse.
Cheers
Humbling stuff, thanks for sharing.
 

ash_1050

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I thought 6 times in 180 days wouldn't of been excessive but as someone who doesn't do that kind of stuff I'm guessing im totally wrong on that front
It's entirely circumstantial to the individual and their mental health. Similarly it depends on the strength of the acid.

The Beatles were famous users of acid and were doing it at one point at least on a weekly basis. There's also a documented case on the internet of a woman who did acid 100 days in a row and is now a complete basket case. Contrasting there's groups in Silicon Valley and elsewhere who advocate for 'micro dosing' with small amounts of LSD 5 times a week for enhanced creativity which has had varying success.

Everyone has their sweet spot but the majority of people who do acid wouldn't be undertaking 6 trips in 6 months, they would be much less frequent.
 

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Is it fair to say that almost all cool kids today (people 18-25 who are socially successful) are doing drugs pretty much every weekend?

Or is this an unfair assessment?

Seems to me that the nerds tend to stay away from drugs, but everybody else (the cool kids) are on the drugs every weekend now.

And that is not including weed, which seems to be a daily thing among young people now (although again, more the cool kids than the nerds).

I am so detached from youth culture that I put my hand up and say I honestly do not know. That's why I'm asking.

Seems rife, though.
 

JG22

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Is it fair to say that almost all cool kids today (people 18-25 who are socially successful) are doing drugs pretty much every weekend?

Or is this an unfair assessment?

Seems to me that the nerds tend to stay away from drugs, but everybody else (the cool kids) are on the drugs every weekend now.

And that is not including weed, which seems to be a daily thing among young people now (although again, more the cool kids than the nerds).

I am so detached from youth culture that I put my hand up and say I honestly do not know. That's why I'm asking.

Seems rife, though.
I actually agree with large parts of this.

I think the more socially successful kids are more open/worry less about drugs and will do them. I actually think this extends to cigarettes at a younger age which are very common at parties/gaths 16-18yo. Those drugs would be md/coke,etc.

I don’t know that everyone’s doing them, they certainly have the opportunity but plenty choose not to, because of all the euphoria there can be significant negatives which you’ll witness through your mates.

I actually see weed as a bit more of a stoner/bummy drug, although all types will lose it. Those weird types kids will do it but theyre not smashing bags.
 

Engimal v3

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Didn't smoke weed last night for the first time in a few weeks. Probably haven't gone more than a few weeks total without smoking in over a year. Not really happy, but I think it's stopping me from becoming a bit crazy at the moment.

Trying to substitute smoking with having a beer, and seeing if I can break the habit.
Funny reading this in November. On day 2 without smoking again, probably for the first time since this post. Anyone who tells you that you can't be addicted to marijuana is full of sh*t. In the last year and a half, I have maybe not smoked for 10-15 days total.
 

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