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I Don't Need Drugs and Alcohol to Have Fun

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    I Never Thought It Would Happen To Me

    i thank god soo much that im alive today. october 20th 2012 (yesterday) at 15 years old i overdosed on 16 triple cs (or Corcidin) no one (includeing me) thinks something like this could ever happen to them but it can, i did them so many times i thought if i did 16 i would be ohk...
    finalydrugfree finalydrugfree 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2012

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    Will Power

    I have/had a tendendency to use drugs recreationally. I've smoked crack done heroin acid lsd pcp dxm marijuana molly cocaine just about everything at least once. My biggest vice though was weed and opiates, sweet sweet opiates. I smoked weed ritually and opiates on recreation. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 9, 2013

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    Not Needed

    It's LIFE. Life has enough highs and lows but thankfull more highs that I don't need anything else. Children and mine in particular always get me high with a smile, giggles and just being themselves. Drugs and Alcohol need not apply.
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2008

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    Why Drink?

    Love is our alternative....I would rather bliss in the arms of a beautiful woman than stare into a glass.....thank you, whoever gave women to us!
    Tomxxxyyy Tomxxxyyy 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    People around my generation seem to call me

    boring because of this. 'You're boring, why don't you drink/sniff this' why don't you shut up. I am happiest when i am reading a decent book, i am happiest when i'm around decent people who make me laugh, not attempting to force drugs into my system. I'm not a party guy. I think...
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 5

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    Where Drugs Will Lead You

    A sense of vanity feelings of calamity whats causing this insanity the worlds burning ashes are falling nightmares are calling when smoke blackens the sky and you can’t stop getting high and no matter what they try theres nothing they can do to stop this addiction the more...
    PhoenixAlpha PhoenixAlpha 22-25, M Sep 4, 2013

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    I Have Lost Everything To The Drink, And My Pill Poping! I'm So Happy

        that I'm not drinking! I feel proud of myself! Its been 10 long months! This time I will not pick up the drink, or let the devils son in my life. My life sucks so bad that I have to look at myself and what I've done with taking Alcohol and poping pills...
    skybleeds skybleeds 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    Most Certainly

    I guess that is one of the very few things that I can be happy for due to my upbringing. I never needed to drink or smoke to have fun and even today, I can be with friends and we can have a blast from sun-down to sun-up without having to rely of any substance to make it...
    SeekingAmanda SeekingAmanda 22-25, F Apr 5, 2013

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    Ugh

    High school is a constant test of temptation. It's just a matter of time before you give in to what everyone else does. Why do we go smoke weed and get drunk off our ***** every single weekend? Is that really our idea of fun? Or is it just what's expected of us? It's as if it's...
    bug14 bug14 22-25, F 11 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    I don't do drugs or drink .

    I love having fun and don't need any of those things to do it
    Lemondrops25 Lemondrops25 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    When my uncle was a young teenager,

    alone in the house, he mixed multiple liquors together, couldn't handle it and vomitted on the floor then passed out. He woke up in the vomit and since then he's never drunk any liquor.
    DX2000 DX2000 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 27

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    I thought I needed alcohol to dance

    or ask a woman I like out (liquid courage :-( I thought I needed designer drugs to live and handle life's woes :-(Then God found me and showed me the lies and deceit of drugs and alcohol and I saw how they ruined my life! (my health, my attitude, my relationships).God showed me...
    Matthew633 Matthew633 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Drugs can be fun if used in caution

    and for pure recreation. Some of you may be shocked at my revelation above... That being said I dont need them to have fun. In fact it comes with more cons than pros, something my analytical mind can't accept. If you use drugs to escape emotions and for a better mood your headed...
    TheStrain TheStrain 22-25, M Feb 5

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    No.

    People say I need to loosen up break some rules. Why? I have fun, without regreting anything. I dont need to get in trouble. I have good friends that don't pressure me into doing anything.
    Ynahteb Ynahteb 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2008

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    Life can be so enjoyable

    when totally sober. Your mind is clear. You body is healthy and functioning the way God intended. So much better to face your problems head on and deal with them with a pure heart and a fully functioning mind.
    SweetMae SweetMae 56-60, F 15 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    Connecting..

    On my end, no drinking at all, no drugs at all. I have the best friends I could ever have, because my mind is clear to connect.
    Saew Saew 26-30, F Mar 19, 2012

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    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 1 Response Mar 30, 2011

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    I don't understand why people need to alter

    reality to have fun and enjoy life. That's not what life is all about. We all perceive things differently and of course we'll all have many opinions about this subject; however, what's the point of drowning yourself in these things when you just come back to reality again some...
    gh0ulish gh0ulish 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Honestly if I am going to have fun

    and go crazy, I want to remember it the next day.
    dovie6 dovie6 31-35, F Dec 29, 2013

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    I can't lie, I use to smoke weed

    and do ecstasy when I was in middle school. I learned from my mistakes that it was only wasted money. I don't like the feeling anymore I don't care for it.
    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well, I started drinking

    when I was 21, then turned to heavy drugs like Ketamine & Research Chemicals when I was 22/23. Drugs and Alcohol ruined my life. Now I am in recovery & have 42 days clean today. Since the start of my drug addiction/alcoholism I have been to rehab 3 times, and have relocated from...
    carriewolf12 carriewolf12 22-25, T 5 Responses Feb 17

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    Nope!

    There are many ways to be happy without drinking and doing drugs. Besides, I dislike alcohol and drugs.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Mar 29, 2013

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    I've never tried either of them

    and I never plan to!
    caspergold caspergold 18-21, F Feb 19

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    A guy showed me Heineken,

    I had two sips and almost puked because the taste was revolting.
    DX2000 DX2000 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 27

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    I hate this things. I don't need this to have

    fun. I just need a fun person. That's It.
    WhatDontKillYou WhatDontKillYou 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    They Only Get In the Way!

    OK,I make a partial exception for alcohol,but when I say I enjoy a few drinks,I don't mean a few bottles. Just enough to help people unwind - not enough to make them go floppy and sprawl on the deck. Readier to smile - not an inane grin. Likelier to talk - but not more likely to...
    notdarcy notdarcy 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2008

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    Not For Me

    For me happiness is a state of mind, so if my head loses control I'll be sad and depressed.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 13 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    I don't like the drugs

    but the drugs like me !
    onecentaur onecentaur 51-55, M Jan 13

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    I Can'T Stand My Step Son

    What should I do? Iv been his mom 4almost 12 years n now he's 15 n he just consistently disrespects me n I keep putting him n punishment n me n my fiancé have been 2gether since n now I don't want to go home or see his face! His mom has never been there for him physically barely...
    tuffluv tuffluv 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    I really liked hanging out with this group of

    people but they always thought if you aren't drunk then you're not having fun. I've been drunk before and honestly it's fun for like maybe an hour but then it's not worth being sick and dehydrated the next day. I stopped hanging with them and found a group of friends who just...
    darkmatter4 darkmatter4 22-25, M Feb 6

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    Well I don't smoke or drink,

    never have and absolutely hate drugs but still have a great deal of fun whenever I am out .. in fact most of the time I have more fun than the people who are drinking or getting high and wasted on stuff .. I for one do not see how having fun and doing these things are related...
    pokerboy pokerboy 36-40, M 7 Responses Feb 6

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    Life Or Death ?

    I have been sober since 11/21/2007..Yes almost 6 full years now and the day I celebrate my Alive Day ! On that day I was I was found on the kitchen floor as my bodies organs were shutting down rapidly as I was in total renal failure caused ALL by drinking ! To make a long story...
    Tapdor Tapdor 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 14, 2013

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    SebUK SebUK 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 27

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    Never Have, Never Will.

    I'm 21 soon going on 22 and I have never been drunk, never smoked weed, and never taken drugs. I feel really proud of myself for that. I was around a lot of people in high school, and even a few after, that tried to make me feel "boring" or out of the loop for not going to wild...
    Lilyag Lilyag 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2012

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    This year I've decided to not drink alcohol.

    This is to focus on my health and fitness. I get a lot of negative feedback when I'm in social situations. I wish people would just respect my choice instead of pressure me. I can enjoy myself just like they can.
    rheahead rheahead 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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    Not On My List

    Im not going to pretend like ive never tried drugs or consumed alcohol . A few years ago i thought i had friendship. I thought being on drugs was fun, it was only a bad influence. Why drink , smoke , pop pills when u can have fun any other way? Why why why ? Especially it is seen...
    cyndyarcia1 cyndyarcia1 18-21, F Oct 9, 2013

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    Drink And Drugs

    In the past i have thought i have needed drink and drugs to have a good time and to have a laugh. It took me awhile to realize the reason i was doing these things was to abuse my body, to escape my feelings and my pain. I was able to forget about those things and laugh, be silly...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    Toxic Stuffs Can Never Make Anyone Happy

    Smoking,alcohol,drugs..why the hell people takes these toxic stuff? I really don't get it. According to some people,these stuffs makes them to feel good. They say that,everything inside and outside becomes blissful. They feel relaxed. But,i don't support this theory. I don't...
    Heeya Heeya 18-21 3 Responses Feb 26, 2012

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    I've given up alcohol

    for this month and i'm feeling so much better for it that i might give it up for good or just drink occasionally. I couldn't remember having more than two or three days without a casual beer or glass of wine in two years. That's bad. I wasn't addicted, i just like to taste a...
    ivyrosie ivyrosie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I'm dating a sober person,

    he has really taught me you can have more fun without being intoxicated and I find that a valuable life lesson which I will forever love him for.
    countrylove11 countrylove11 22-25, F Jan 4

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    I have never acquired a taste

    for drinking. I have one beer if that on my families birthdays. Which makes it about five in a year. I have never done illegal drugs. I do take medication for my ADHD and bipolar. At this stage I won't be able to function skillfully enough with out them. Plus the withdraws aren...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I'm not against them.

    I just have absolutely no interest in smoking, taking pills, or drinking. The way it affects people, I don't want that stuff affecting me like that. I'd rather have full control over my actions at all times.
    koenigsegg7 koenigsegg7 16-17, M Feb 6

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    Theres More To Life Then Drugs And Alcohol

    So I just have been doing alot of thinking and well I think its sad how people think the only way to have fun is by getting drunk and doing drugs. I mean what is the big hype of throwing up in a toilet or ending up in the hospital because you overdosed on drugs. I just think...
    Liz5589 Liz5589 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 7, 2010

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    I enjoy my alcohol and marijuana (in moderation,

    I might add) , no doubt. But it literally boggles my mind on how dependent individuals have become on alcohol and drugs to just have a good time. What's the point of being so high that you couldn't remember that awesome party you went to? Or the significance of downing 15 shots...
    trravis96 trravis96 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    I don't drink, do drugs,

    or smoke. I turn 21 in a month and nothing will change. And don't think I "will", I promise you I won't. I respect people who do and I still love hanging out with them, it's just a personal choice not to. Besides, I have a lot more fun. Go with me on a truck-ride one day, you'll...
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    levanlee levanlee 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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