• OhStopYellingAtMe@lemmy.world
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    My dearest friend for the past 25 years became a drug addict. She died of an OD on Saturday. Left two young children with no parents. (Dad left years ago). I witnessed her spiral into addiction and destruction over the past 2 years. I couldn’t stop it. I tried.

    If you want to become an addicted to something, please try masturbation or video games.

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    Honestly though hallucinogens really need to be more mainstream. Acid completely changed my outlook on life and give me a perspective of life and myself I would never have gotten through therapy or any other depression suppressants.

    It’s also cheap as balls if you find a good plug. 10 bucks for an all day ticket is wild you just have to be with someone you trust with your life who won’t fuck with you.

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      Let’s not forget that acid can be dangerous, I’m still recovering from a traumatic experience I had with acid 10 years ago, I still get flashbacks and panic attacks due to it. I also stopped smoking weed because it would trigger the flashbacks.

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        I also stopped smoking weed because it would trigger the flashbacks.

        I had this years ago after a series of bad trips (the common denominator turned out to be the presence of a certain person, then things got better). Anyway, hope you can get through to the other side.

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        I will never forget the time I did twice as much acid as I intended and it ended up being a heroic dose complete with ego death and everything - not fun. Now I’m very cautious and typically only do microdoses.

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      There are people trying pretty hard to make that happen, though mostly in the context of supervised medical interventions.

      Which I’m here for - while a lot of people do OK (fantastically even) with less structured psychedelic experiences, many do not. A really bad trip can do a number on you, sometimes for a long while.

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      I would suggest growing your own mushrooms as the safest way to be sure they aren’t tainted, it’s pretty easy (the hardest part is keeping things sterile) and you can grow quite a bit at once in a small footprint. In my jurisdiction it’s not even illegal so long as you destroy the final product upon maturity.

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        Destruction of the final product is also very easy, there are some strong chemicals capable of breaking it down in your own stomach.

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      Agreed, doesnt work for everyone tho. I’ve done acid a couple times and it didn’t really change anything for me, other than the actual effects at the time. Perhaps it gave me a slightly larger understanding of the situation we’re all in and how the future is likely to look, but that already weighed on my mind heavily and just makes me sad.

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    Probably because the high isnt permanent and the higher you go the farther you fall. Long falls hurt a helluva lot

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        I’ve seen plenty of people who think they could take hard, addictive drugs and not get addicted, or that the addiction would be a small price to pay for the highs of the drug. Plenty of people have far too much self confidence for their small understanding of the situation. It’s why drugs like heroin are still around; if everyone intrinsically understood that they’re not worth it, they’d have disappeared a long time ago.

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          I still don’t get how people still use Heroin. Like, its common fucking sense that Heroin isn’t something to play around with. Everyone that barely knows anything about drugs knows, that its highly addictive. Even if it might be not as bad as other drugs(in terms of physical damage) it is a very dangerous drug and even tho, most people don’t know the details they know that its quite dangerous.

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            I think a lot of the time people get prescribed pain killers for legitimate injuries then they become addicted to opiates and when the prescription runs out they seek them from another source ex. Heroin

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              Yeah, that’s part of the reason why I just dealt with the pain whenever I was prescribed stuff like Vicodin. I don’t want to risk it at all.

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    Vitamin D deficiency is a silent widespread issue for a lot of people. Had a battle with it a few years ago. Was tired no matter how much sleep I got, had negative motivation to do anything. Libido all but disappeared, and finally sought a doctor visit when I started have suicidal thoughts.

    Turns out I just needed more sunshine and 50kiU once a week for a month.

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      kiU

      I know vitamins are typically measured (at least here in the US) in International Units (IU), but I’ve never heard of “kiU”.

      What’s that short for?

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      Vitamin D toxicity is also a big problem, and doctors have been overprescribing supplementary vitamin D for years. Feels almost like a joke, you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

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    Deep down, I know the cure for my depression is cocaine or meth. I just am too depressed to get any of it and I don’t think mania suits my vibe.

    Edit: MDMA would also likely work, but that drug is almost a literal fast acting antidepressant similar in effect to SSRI’s so I think it hits the nail too hard on the head.

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      i mean psilocybin (administered by a professional and in a safe environment) is actually documented to work for some people, so maybe hold out for that instead of drugs that may well be 50% drain cleaner depending on where you get it?

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        MDMA is also documented to be very effective in curing depression, but as you said, its not as easy to tell if they used other stuff to mix it into the MDMA

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          Pharmodynamically, it is very similar to how SSRI’s, SNRI’s, and MAOI’s work, just with a much faster time (the aforementioned take about a week). MAOI + MDMA is a surefire way to the bus of serotonin syndrome and cooking yourself from the inside because of that.

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      Its what literally changed my life. I was really socialy awkward, spend most of my lide behind a computer, and when I managed to go out to parties in a subculture scene parties I loved, I couldnt talk to anyone, had a few beers awkwardly in a corner and went home.

      Then I met someone who introduced me to MDMA. That happened almost 8 years ago, and now I am an organizer of 2/3 of the same scene regular parties in our city, Im helping and DJing on a festival that happens here, and am living my best life in that regard. All thanks to that one best friend who got me something that made me talk to, and get to actually know people in the scene in the extent that I always wanted, and get comfortable enough that I no longer need to be high to interact with anyone. Since now they are friends and regulars, and not random people I wanted to talk to, but was afraid of approaching.

      But, it wasn’t as easy as it sounds. I was always trying to be responsible and cautious, and In did get bordeline to addiction in the process, which I was fortunately able to recognize early and put a stop to it by getting help in a adictiology nonprofit. It was never bad, more like a precaution. And I caught it in the best possible moment. I’ll never forget my first group session, where literally everyone else said “I’m 35+, I used to take stuff at parties for fun when I was 25, and then I ended for 10 years in meth…”.

      Everyone had similar story. And I went “Well, I’m 25, and I take stuff on parties for fun…”. And that was a really strong lesson, where I realized I’m stopping a really huge problem at exactly the right time.

      So, it might help. It is definitely fun, but it is so hard to not end up badly. You will need a lot of luck, especially if you are exploring it on your own. I still take things on parties, but with personal experience about the dangers it has. And getting that, is something that no one can give you, unless you see it for yourself. And for most of the people, that comes too late. I was lucky, you probably won’t be. But in conclusion - drugs are amazing, and have changed my life. Its a shame that personal experience will probably vary.

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        For anxiety cases like yours, something that is very seritonigernic (which MDMA is) is very helpful. For unipolar depression without anxiety it may be just a nice manic episode. For type 1 bipolar depression, it might be a nice way to get yourself involuntarily committed, arrested, or, if you’re really having a good time, both.

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        Brother I’ve been on bupropion and I loved it. Hypomania is a blast, though maybe not for someone taking to me due to pressured speech. The tachycardia and tremors though, was a bit much for me.

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          Yeah I’ve been on bupropion for about 1.5 years. Had an increased heart rate in the beginning as well so we started at a very low dosis, then went up step by step. However the side effects vanished after 2 months. I don’t feel hyper active, I just don’t feel super low anymore. It doesn’t make the depression go away but it allows me to work on it, because otherwise I couldn’t even get out of bed

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      the cure for my depression is cocaine or meth

      Adding short bursts of mania to my episodes of depression, because nothing improves my overall mood than a huge rush of endorphins followed by a sharp crash and an aching emptiness.

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      Don’t be a weakling and take MDMA to cure it. Real men learn how to live with your depression /s

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    While arcade games are stimulating, both opiates and alcohol are depressant drugs and well known for causing depression. Depression isn’t sadness, it’s slowness, emptiness, and an inability to get things done. Opiates and alcohol obviously do that in the moment, but repeated use eventually results in a prolonged depression that persists long after the substance is eliminated from the body.

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      It’s also feeling tired all of the time, losing interest in activities you previously enjoyed, not experiencing pleasure in sex, unexplained weight gain, listlessness, and only seeing the bad in yourself and in the world.

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    One must be always drunk, that’s all that matters.

    But what with?

    With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you choose.

    But get drunk.

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      More states are banning porn. Anyone that doesn’t already have a locally hosted ai porn generator is just asking for blue balls at this point.

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    bro please i promise its not addictive if you boof it please bro this is a different strain