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    I had an intense ket trip at a festival last year (semi accidentally) and the best thing about the whole experience was waking up sober the next day. The experience gave me an intense sense of gratitude for sanity. I wonder if that's why it functions as an antidepressant?

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    that's a big takeaway for me after an intenser than expected trip.
    so happy that everything is back in its right place.

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    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...g-weed-at-work

    'With recreational marijuana now legal in eight states and the District of Columbia, users have gravitated to low-dose edibles, such as brownies and mints with THC content of less than 5 milligrams—low enough for a manageable high for first-time users. Often, companies market these products to first-time users or those with low tolerances. But weed sellers have found another use case for low-dose edibles: microdosing.

    Microdosing refers to regularly taking small amounts of drugs—generally, hard-to-get and illegal psychoactive ones, such as LSD or psychedelic mushrooms—throughout the day to boost creativity. Taken in such small quantities, the drugs don't make users trip. Rather, people claim the drugs improve their concentration, problem-solving abilities, creativity, and productivity and reduce their anxiety.'

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    I'm really into this idea. One toke = a microdose of sorts and that's usually enough to keep me happily hazy for a few hours, rather than incapable of leaving the house for fear of stranger danger.

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    i read that recently too. i think the tendency is always for intake to take an upward trajectory over time regardless of good intentions. at least if youre like me anyway.

    ive had two big booze and coke blowouts this year but otherwise keeping on the straight and narrow and feeling smug about it.

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    I'm pretty sure drugs have made me more stupid, or rather, doing way too many in my teens probably had long-term affects. There was some study about permanently impaired cognition the guardian wrote an article about recently. Although I doubt it was randomized double-blind.. it's probably quite likely that stupid people do more drugs when they should be getting history degrees or whatever. Regardless now i'm in my 30's I feel it's definitely time to give it a rest, still not sure how people socialize effectively without drugs though? playing Uno? all seems a bit weird.

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    I've stopped on everything (alcohol, cigarettes, drugs) for about 7 months.
    Gotta say I don't feel that much healthier.
    Altho I have more leisure time now, so I'm getting into sport for the first time in what feels like years.
    Main thing I've noticed is that I can save money.
    I think that's the thing really - particularly the booze/fags thing, it just feels like a tax more than anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catalog View Post
    I've stopped on everything (alcohol, cigarettes, drugs) for about 7 months.
    Gotta say I don't feel that much healthier.
    Altho I have more leisure time now, so I'm getting into sport for the first time in what feels like years.
    Main thing I've noticed is that I can save money.
    I think that's the thing really - particularly the booze/fags thing, it just feels like a tax more than anything else.
    Try knocking carbohydrates on the head too. That makes a big difference to health, weight, stamina, appetite, concentration, life expectancy.
    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...-benefits.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    I'm really into this idea. One toke = a microdose of sorts and that's usually enough to keep me happily hazy for a few hours, rather than incapable of leaving the house for fear of stranger danger.
    Call me crazy, but an occasional light dose of an opiate is a great way to get a steady buzz that's more like a general sense of ease and wellbeing (as opposed to an off-your-tits rush) and that leaves you compos mentis and functional. Of course you need to exercise self control so that the doses don't become un-light and un-occasional.
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    Has anyone here (or do anyone here know anyone) that has successfully kept a moderate coke habit for a longer period of time? I enjoy taking it at clubs or bars primarily because it gets me into situations, conversations and brief romantic relationships that I wouldn't have unlocked otherwise. However an upswing the amount I intake over a longer period will always make me recklessly susceptible of fierce mood swings while on it. This sort of event is usually followed by a downswing in the cycle until the next time someone or something provokes the appetite.

    These mood swings, although constantly looming above me, need some sort of concrete trigger, and the fucked up thing is that this role is almost always played by the changing of the song that's playing. So there I am, coked up, talking to some hot girl in great detail about the new glass-jar ficus bonsai tree i just got, that has its own eco-system, totally oblivious to the fact that in about ten seconds the v-neck t-shirt wearing dj will fade in 50 Cent's 'Candy Shop' and the only thing I'll be going home with is a fucking kebab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    I stopped smoking weed years ago and replaced it with alcohol. I've stopped drinking
    How long have you not had any alcohol by now? Is/was it difficult? I'm curious.

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    Haven't had a beer since 11pm last night.

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    Well, it's a start I guess.

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    Stay strong, man! We're all here for you!

    I haven't had a sip of wine for 7 minutes.

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