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29 Mar 2012, 5:09 pm

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& really curiosity, that’s why you get the ones at the end of they age, do you think they did not have the same idea you had Sweetleaf Silly someone telling you who has not been through it, if they have not. It's the end product. Yes some have been lucky & never got a bad batch. Up to you to take the risk though like I always say.



Uhh this was posted weird but I imagine It was directed at me as it has my name so...yes it is up to the individual what risks they want to take, and sometimes I find benefits out-weighing risks. Also curiosity is a hard thing to suppress. lol



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29 Mar 2012, 6:30 pm

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according to my theories (e.g. intense world syndrome etc... ) aspies are highly sensitive, intense beings. However, if the world is such intense for aspies, why are there not many aspies who take drugs to calm down?

side note: I am just drinking some beer right now to compensate my current depression, ok ... i do my fine share in the aspies doing drugs-statistic :-)) . However, there are so many other people who consume drugs much more drugs.... than me... i see sometimes people in the city bus ... fetching a hidden bottle out of their bag... drinking it fast and hiding it again..... :(

To formulate my question abit more concrete: Consider any group of drug abusers, e.g. alcoholics, or the heroin addicted, .... shouldn't there be any high percentage of aspies in each of them? If the world is such terribly intense for aspies, shouldn't they then have a significance share in each group of addicted?

My question is: Why aren't aspies more visible in the groups of drug addicts? Why aren't they more addicted? If they feel so much bitterness, why are the not get addicted more? According to our theories, shouldn't the percentage be higher?

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aspies who do drugs generally stick to pot, which isnt addictive, habituating yes, addictive no

you wont see much in the heroin or cocaine department much and since we are a minority of the overall population its not surprising those that do drugs are not addicts


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29 Mar 2012, 6:37 pm

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antonblock wrote:
hi there,

according to my theories (e.g. intense world syndrome etc... ) aspies are highly sensitive, intense beings. However, if the world is such intense for aspies, why are there not many aspies who take drugs to calm down?

side note: I am just drinking some beer right now to compensate my current depression, ok ... i do my fine share in the aspies doing drugs-statistic :-)) . However, there are so many other people who consume drugs much more drugs.... than me... i see sometimes people in the city bus ... fetching a hidden bottle out of their bag... drinking it fast and hiding it again..... :(

To formulate my question abit more concrete: Consider any group of drug abusers, e.g. alcoholics, or the heroin addicted, .... shouldn't there be any high percentage of aspies in each of them? If the world is such terribly intense for aspies, shouldn't they then have a significance share in each group of addicted?

My question is: Why aren't aspies more visible in the groups of drug addicts? Why aren't they more addicted? If they feel so much bitterness, why are the not get addicted more? According to our theories, shouldn't the percentage be higher?

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aspies who do drugs generally stick to pot, which isnt addictive, habituating yes, addictive no

you wont see much in the heroin or cocaine department much and since we are a minority of the overall population its not surprising those that do drugs are not addicts


I'd have to disagree a little bit. I'm currently addicted to MJ. I still enjoy it though, so I don't really have any desire to quit anytime soon. I like how it is a consistent way to make myself feel better that I can rely on day to day. Cannabis addiction isn't all that rare, either. I'd post a link to a thread with a ton of stories about withdrawal but I'm not allowed to post URLs since I'm a new member.

Cannabis isn't nearly as addicting as nicotine, alcohol, or many other substances. It is addictive, though, and the belief that isn't can potentially deceive people into getting more into cannabis than they would otherwise.



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29 Mar 2012, 6:41 pm

TheKing wrote:
antonblock wrote:
hi there,

according to my theories (e.g. intense world syndrome etc... ) aspies are highly sensitive, intense beings. However, if the world is such intense for aspies, why are there not many aspies who take drugs to calm down?

side note: I am just drinking some beer right now to compensate my current depression, ok ... i do my fine share in the aspies doing drugs-statistic :-)) . However, there are so many other people who consume drugs much more drugs.... than me... i see sometimes people in the city bus ... fetching a hidden bottle out of their bag... drinking it fast and hiding it again..... :(

To formulate my question abit more concrete: Consider any group of drug abusers, e.g. alcoholics, or the heroin addicted, .... shouldn't there be any high percentage of aspies in each of them? If the world is such terribly intense for aspies, shouldn't they then have a significance share in each group of addicted?

My question is: Why aren't aspies more visible in the groups of drug addicts? Why aren't they more addicted? If they feel so much bitterness, why are the not get addicted more? According to our theories, shouldn't the percentage be higher?

greets,
anton


aspies who do drugs generally stick to pot, which isnt addictive, habituating yes, addictive no

you wont see much in the heroin or cocaine department much and since we are a minority of the overall population its not surprising those that do drugs are not addicts


I can't say I stick to pot.....but I've never done cocaine, and though I've tried opiates I think heroin would be a very bad idea so I wont do that.



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29 Mar 2012, 6:45 pm

I read someone that there is a 9% chance of getting addicted to pot


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29 Mar 2012, 6:51 pm

While I respect other posters' revulsion to social necessities, I'm aware that I personally need social interactions to further myself in life. I tolerate this need by treating socialization as a complex game. And I do like games. :D
However, some days, I'll get really scared to play. Opiates would counter that fear, and I'd be all raring to go socialize. However, in hindsight, I wasn't doing any favors by nodding off an hour after the boldness wears off. Being seen as a druggie is even worse than being seen as an aspie, as at least some people are understanding about autism. That isn't the case with drugs.


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29 Mar 2012, 6:52 pm

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I read someone that there is a 9% chance of getting addicted to pot


hmm I smoke it to help with psychological issues, without it I don't do too well. But its hard to tell if that's just because I have nothing to reduce the symptoms...or if its the lack of cannabis specifically.



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29 Mar 2012, 6:55 pm

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While I respect other posters' revulsion to social necessities, I'm aware that I personally need social interactions to further myself in life. I tolerate this need by treating socialization as a complex game. And I do like games. :D
However, some days, I'll get really scared to play. Opiates would counter that fear, and I'd be all raring to go socialize. However, in hindsight, I wasn't doing any favors by nodding off an hour after the boldness wears off. Being seen as a druggie is even worse than being seen as an aspie, as at least some people are understanding about autism. That isn't the case with drugs.


Well crap being seen as both must be twice as bad...but then again this is a sick society, so who cares what it thinks?



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29 Mar 2012, 7:25 pm

I believe there is fairly good evidence that almost all people from before recorded history have used drugs.

Bertrand Russell put is something like this: " (paraphrase probably but attributed) The indians took peyote and other drugs to believe, for a very brief moment, that they were better off alive than dead.

You know, the happy hunting ground, lots of virgins or maybe Cherry Coke but only if you really, really, believe and are willing to trundle off here or there and kill some people to remind them who is in charge.

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29 Mar 2012, 11:02 pm

Sweetleaf wrote:
Alexender wrote:
I read someone that there is a 9% chance of getting addicted to pot


hmm I smoke it to help with psychological issues, without it I don't do too well. But its hard to tell if that's just because I have nothing to reduce the symptoms...or if its the lack of cannabis specifically.


I was looking up stuff on marijuana cause it is becoming legal in more and more states, or will be in a few years it seems like. I only found one site that said that. But if that statistic is true then I think the percentage for people with autism would be higher, because (at least I think this is true) generally people with autism have addictive personalities


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30 Mar 2012, 2:36 am

What is this statistic actually based on?



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30 Mar 2012, 2:51 am

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What is this statistic actually based on?


Dart board?


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30 Mar 2012, 3:12 am

:lol:



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30 Mar 2012, 8:42 am

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What is this statistic actually based on?


Dart board?


possibly, some "expert" said it


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01 Apr 2012, 7:23 am

I use almost all drugs, and there is no one drug that i wanne use everyday. Why dont get i an addict? Trolololololololol. I just want to study the whole day.



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01 Apr 2012, 7:37 am

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I use almost all drugs, and there is no one drug that i wanne use everyday. Why dont get i an addict? Trolololololololol. I just want to study the whole day.


I love your name. Do you happen to speak Dutch? :lol:

I'm not really into drugs, but I've been on Risperdal for seven years, and that stuff was really nasty.
Still having some withdrawal effects a few months after quitting.
I did hear from someone with some form of autism who became very violent for a short while after smoking some ganja.