Another anonymous post here! I’d rather not attach my name to this, but I did want to post it. Here goes!
On last week’s Bad Girl Radio, we talked about getting drunk, going out, and partying. One thing we didn’t talk about that I’d have liked to hear some thoughts on? Harder drugs.
Back in the day, I did some serious partying. I used to go to raves pretty regularly, and I had the opportunity to try many interesting ingestibles. I went for some: marijuana was a common presence in my life; I was never really a stoner but I probably smoked up a couple of times a month when I was younger. I also tried ecstasy, poppers, various uppers, pharmaceuticals (vicodin, valium, xanax, adderal). There was a point in my life where if you gave me a pill and promised me it would be fun, there was a reasonably good chance I would take it. While I never found myself in a bad place, I attribute that to luck.
Do not act like I did! Know what you are doing, what to expect, and have a plan if things go wrong. If you are going to experiment with drugs, you need to know yourself. If you read through my list, you’ll see there are no hallucinogens on it. I have had many a chance to try shrooms or acid, but up until fairly recently I didn’t believe my head was on straight enough to attempt a trip. I’m now considering trying a small dose of shrooms with some friends who I trust in a safe space, but unless some pretty stringent conditions are met (a trip sitter, a plan in case something goes wrong, a safe, comfortable and familliar place to trip), I won’t be participating. I’d like to, but I also am aware of my need to take care of myself.
If you want more information about drugs, experiences, things to consider before trying something, etc. I highly suggest Erowid. Their experience vault was of immense help to me before I tried ecstasy for the first time. But really, the most important thing is to be careful and to make educated, informed decisions. And if you’re not sure about it, you probably shouldn’t do it.
Have fun, but stay safe!