And nah, I don’t mean of whiskey!
So, odd question here for the folks playing along at home, and going on back to the drug topic now….when folk you know, or heck, strangers, ask you if you use drugs or what kinds of drugs you use, do you fess up, lie, or uphold your right to not self-incriminate? Does it depend on the person or setting? Does it depend on the drug – as in, you will admit to smoking weed but not admit that hey, when the weekend rolls around and the mood hits ya, you might not be adverse to a bit of blow or some special mushrooms? How do y’all handle questions and discussions about your own personal useage…if you use at all?
Also, how do you apply the concept of strata to drugs, drug use, and drug users? Do you have a ranking system as for what is acceptable, what is tolerated, and what is outta the dang question? Do you view people differently because of the drugs they do- for instance, does a person who smokes weed a couple times every day stack up differently in your head to a person who parties up with coke, X (E), or Special K on the weekends? Do certain sorts of drugs or drug users scare, shock, offend you more than others? Talk to me here people, I get curious about this kinda shit.
With me, it is a very “depends on” kinda situation. Mostly cause people can be assholes. Previous bloggy experience has proven to me that folk will assume (correctly or incorrectly) any gal who is now or has ever been a stripper or whatever has GOT to be a drug addict, and with those folk, a gal in that business who says “yeah, I’ve been known to smoke some weed with my friends now and then” suddenly equals a poor desperate soul in the business to pay for her crushing heroin addiction (rolls eyes). This always sorta amused me because I am pretty certain a lot of the folk who are so quick to accuse gals in the sex biz of being addicts have prolly smoked more pot or consumed more booze or done more kinds of whatever than I have, let alone other women in the business of bein’ naked….but they, of course, do not have “drug problems”….
I also, personally, find the caste system of users interesting: In my head, an addict is an addict. Doesn’t much matter what the drug is, if it is legal or not, so on, so forth…if one is an addict, one is an addict. And yes, depending on the person and their addiction, well, some can be a shit ton more unpleasant to deal with than others for certain (heh, you put a pot head with no weed in the same room with a cigarette smoker with no smokes and I can pretty much promise the person jonesing for the legal drug is gonna be far more hostile and scary than the person lacking the illegal one…). But I have found this sorta stratification happens to people who are not addicts too. I mean, it seems to me that folk who are even just casual, even very casual, users of various drugs get classified and looked at very differently by a lot of people. To me it’s never made much of a difference or rated a different reaction out of me. I mean, if I know two people are casual users of whatever, and one says they occasionally smoke weed and one says they occasionally smoke crack…I pretty much consider them to be the same thing: casual drug users. With other folk, this is not so. If you are one of the Not So folk and you don’t mind explaining why, I’d love to hear it…
And on that note, I will myself to ingest no caffeine at this hour ’cause I do wanna sleep eventually!