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Mrs.Sherwood ☮ 36 Weeks Due January 12 (girl); Mesa, AZ, United States 4418 posts
13th May '13
Quoting AmplifiedHeart:" Not talking to anyone directly but there are a lot of people that make 100k and over who pop prescription ... [snip!] ... from their families to get high just like any other addict would. It's not really about illegal drugs, it's about drugs period."


My husband makes 120k/yr and I take prescription Xanax and Oxycodone, plus a slew of other legal, prescribed drugs to "get by" with my Chronic Pain. I'm not taking it to get high and believe it or not, a doctor with actual medical knowledge prescribes these pills to me every month, so that I can get by. I live in pain every day and my husband happily goes to work to support my "habit". Not every person who uses "drugs" is a druggie. Yes, some are, but many actually need narcotics for pain control.
I am of the opinion that if you can use drugs responsibly, go for it. Alcohol, and marijuana are no better or worse, in my opinion, than any other mind-altering substance you choose to put in your body. When it starts affecting the child, that's when it becomes a problem.
My mother was a drug addict and an alcoholic. She was heavily addicted to OxyContin and alcohol. I grew up without a childhood. That is not ok. However, having a good time every now and then? Go for it. Who am I to tell you otherwise.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
13th May '13
Quoting Mrs. Sherwood:" My husband makes 120k/yr and I take prescription Xanax and Oxycodone, plus a slew of other legal, prescribed ... [snip!] ... without a childhood. That is not ok. However, having a good time every now and then? Go for it. Who am I to tell you otherwise."


Marijuana is only mind altering in the sense that it dulls pain and makes you sleepy (well, me). I've trained my body to react to marijuana by putting me to sleep so I can actually sleep. I use it to help with my insomnia. I don't rely on it to get to sleep (I haven't had any in a couple of weeks) but it does help and doesn't leave me feeling drugged when I wake up. I infinitely prefer to any OTC or prescribed sleep medication.



I wish it was legal in my state. I could probably get it prescribed for a host of reasons.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
13th May '13
Quoting Mrs. Sherwood:" My husband makes 120k/yr and I take prescription Xanax and Oxycodone, plus a slew of other legal, prescribed ... [snip!] ... without a childhood. That is not ok. However, having a good time every now and then? Go for it. Who am I to tell you otherwise."

Pills are worse then marijuana. Always will be.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
13th May '13
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" Pills are worse then marijuana. Always will be. "


:!:

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
13th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Supafly★:</b>" Who cares? Maybe she works part time so she can spend time with her grandchildren or do something she really loves that doesn't make money. Successful to some people isn't about money. "</blockquote>



I'm not being critical of someone making $40k for whatever reason. My comment was in response to a post noting how her fine specimen of a mom was so successful in spite of doing drugs on a regular basis. Holding a job is a rather low standard for a healthy adult over 35.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
13th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" Marijuana is only mind altering in the sense that it dulls pain and makes you sleepy (well, me). I've ... [snip!] ... OTC or prescribed sleep medication. I wish it was legal in my state. I could probably get it prescribed for a host of reasons."</blockquote>




As you said, that's you and your response.
Pot, like many or most illegal drugs varies greatly. People's response to illegal and legal drugs vary greatly.
I can't smoke pot. It makes me an idiot, it give me palpitations and I get miserable after about 3 minutes of silliness (that I love). Years ago I broke up with a boyfriend in part because he went back to smoking pot. I hated what it did to him. He loved it and couldn't see what it was doing to him.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
13th May '13
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" Marijuana is only mind altering in the sense ... [snip!] ... part because he went back to smoking pot. I hated what it did to him. He loved it and couldn't see what it was doing to him."

I'm of the opinion that it is entirely on the reasoning behind taking something that determines whether or not it's "bad" for you. If you're taking something because life or whatever you're doing isn't fun or liveable without it, that's a problem.



If I'm vaporizing marijuana 2x a week before bed, I don't think there's much of a problem; especially since I can absolutely go without it. If someone decides to take some Ecstasy on a child-free weekend because they're going to a club or rave and want to experience it from that altered state, then I don't consider that a problem either.



Everything in moderation and be knowledgeable about what you're doing.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
13th May '13
Quoting Supafly★:" Who cares? Maybe she works part time so she can spend time with her grandchildren or do something she really loves that doesn't make money. Successful to some people isn't about money. "


SHE was the one who tried to use the amount of money her mother makes as an indicator of success. lol

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
13th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" I'm of the opinion that it is entirely on the reasoning behind taking something that determines whether ... [snip!] ... state, then I don't consider that a problem either. Everything in moderation and be knowledgeable about what you're doing. "</blockquote>




Oh, I don't think the use that you are describing sounds harmful. I think it sounds better than getting an ambien habit or other habit.
And, I agree about "everything in moderation," I just don't think it sounds like the mom in the OP is moderate. Going to an event a couple of times a year is one thing. Weekly entertainment is another.



And yes, trying to self-medicate-away personal or mental/emotional issues is much different than just wanting to relax or feel silly for a bit.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
13th May '13
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" I'm of the opinion that it is entirely on the ... [snip!] ... to self-medicate-away personal or mental/emotional issues is much different than just wanting to relax or feel silly for a bit."

I had an Ambien addiction while pregnant with my 3rd. I never, ever want to go back to that.



And yeah...rolling on E every weekend is too much. I would have considered finding some Ecstasy when we went to see Paul Oakenfold last summer if it hadn't been 100+ with the heat index. Dehydration is no bueno.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
13th May '13

I use to be addicted to E before kids, and I do not agree with it at all :/ especially now a days! they really put some fowl shit in it now.



weed is another thing tho.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
13th May '13

Depends on what it is. MJ...okay. But that hard stuff? No...just no. I have never ever heard of a heroine user being able to use heroine moderately....

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
13th May '13
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nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
13th May '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" You said your mom does drugs and makes 40k a year...as if it WAS 100k/year. 40k a year is pretty average."



:roll:That's your assumption. don't make an ASS out of U and ME. 40k is a comfortable living without stressing about money. So in my book, compared to other crack heads that are homeless, car-less, unemployed, etc, I'd say she's pretty damn successful. :D

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
13th May '13
Quoting TheNuge:" Assuming your mom is over 35, making $40k just shows that she can hold a job and make some basic instinctive ... [snip!] ... of success. yes, it's better than being over 35 and making $25k as that would be an indicator of not being able to hold a job."


Who the f**k are you to tell ME about MY MOM? She does a lot better than "hold a job" she goes out on a limb for her employer. I've never seen any bust ass and do things that she does. She got a pay cut from 75k two years ago, so does that change your mind about her?