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post #13 of (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 07:58 PM
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Re: Drugs

Originally Posted by Sunset of Age View Post
The only effect you get with an endless 'War on Drugs' is criminals getting richer-and-richer because of it.
Also getting richer: lawyers, law enforcers, those running the prison industrial complex...

Originally Posted by Sunset of Age View Post
These friends obviously had a massive (mental) addiction problem. Every day is just too much. There isn't much difference with folks emptying a bottle of whisky every day... Too much of any drug is always wrong.
I don't believe everything is black and white in this case. Read this:

The CDC found that more than 38 million Americans binge drink four times a month—consuming an average of eight drinks each time.

And it’s not just young adults. Although it is more common between the ages of 18-34, those 65 and older reportedly binge drink more often—five to six times a month.

The frequency of binge drinking is higher in households with an income of $75,000 or more. But the disturbing data found that the highest number of drinks consumed per occasion is by people living just above or below the poverty line, with eight to nine drinks per occasion.

Binge drinking is defined by the CDC as consuming five or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women on a single occasion.
I know people who smoke pretty much everyday yet never get shit faced. I think people getting that drunk every week have an addiction problem, I don't think it applies to someone who smokes a tiny joint every night

How many people have wine everyday? Have a couple of beers right after coming home from work? Drinking or smoking everyday does not make people alcoholics or drug addicts. The amount is more telling.
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