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Wed, May. 10th, 2000, 05:09 am

holy shit...i just had a freshman, such as myself ask me for stimulants...he said he has become dependant on them over the past couple weeks...what the hell, that's frightening if he has needed that in order to manage just freshman year...i hope he doesn't get messed up totally before sr. year...i fear people in a situation such as that are in deep shit. freshman year can't be that hard just because hum is so easy and taks up so little time and so many credits...wow...shocking.

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Wed, May. 10th, 2000 09:57 am (UTC)
mz: Speed

It is really not a big deal. During finals/end of the semester *a lot* of people take stimulants. As you can see from the workload..it's almost necessary. Every time I run into someone I know or walk past a group of people the word "speed" comes up. Oh well...and actually it gets better as you become an upperclassman because you learn to deal with your workload better.

Wed, May. 10th, 2000 10:18 am (UTC)
holyloki: Re: Speed

yah, it was just scary to me to realize that as a freshman this person felt their workload was so much that they needed such. i mean, i have a ot of work to do within a short period of time, but only because i put it all off, and even with it all i don't feel so pressured by a workload that i feel the need to take drugs to be able to do it all...i think that's ridiculous. [shrug] guess i just don't think it's worth such crap. in fact, definitely. I do not think it's worth it. no amount of work is worth pushing yourself so hard for, because you are never going to do better work anyhow.[maybe more but so what!?] i am a total slacker, i understand workload problems, and i don't think artificially accomplishing the tasks before you is really either impressive or a good idea. if anything i know that the work is possible to time well since i know how to do it completely the other direction. i think what was really freaky[not the fact that someone was using speed to get their work done] was that it was a freshman, and their workload cannot be so bad that they need such things. i am just not convinced by that...the only thing that could have made my workload so strenuous is putting things off, like i have, and i STILL think i can pull it off...that is why it is frightening, mostly for him and wondering whether he will be able to handle even more work later here.[shrug]

Wed, May. 10th, 2000 10:28 am (UTC)
mz: Re: droogs are bad

Well not to incriminate myself or anything but..when I was a freshman I felt I needed it also. But now since I've learned to deal its all good. I think freshman/sophomore year are tough because you are adjusting..If anyone makes it through those 2 years they are set. No need to worry =)

Wed, May. 10th, 2000 10:26 am (UTC)
holyloki: Re: Speed

i mean seriously...i don't even drink coffee and i manage the crap and slacking i do...i had a small mocha this morning, and that's it...then i just took an hour nap and woke up...not much sleep the past few nights...honestly that's not a big deal of course, i mean i got *some* like 2 hrs before hum final last night, then i slept maybe a total of 5 or 6 as my body tried to make up yesterday evening...which is actually decent, but i don't feel like i should take speed in order to finish...it's just silly. i'd rather feel like i'm going to fall over i'm so tired rather than the impetus to sleep so badly but not really thinking you can. that's a bad way to do it. [shrug]

Wed, May. 10th, 2000 10:28 am (UTC)
holyloki: Re: Speed

your body will give you these added bursts of energy if you need them, but when you start MAKING it do that, then it won't anymore. i'd rather have my body work correctly. : /

Wed, May. 10th, 2000 04:30 pm (UTC)
jeffr: methamphetamine abuse.

Meth is probably one of the more destructive street drugs available. It seems innocent and utilitarian. Like you can get a lot of work done etc. But really whatever short term gain you get is wasted in the long run. It's usefullness or justification has nothing to do with workload. It's highly addictive, and does perminant psychological and physical damage. I suggest that you do some serioues research if you are considering trying it, or know anyone who is. This is one case where the anti-drug propaganda isn't so far from the truth..

www.google.com yields some resonable links.
http://www.nida.nih.gov/ResearchReports/Methamph/Methamph.html
http://www.kci.org/meth_info/faq_meth.htm

An excerpt from one:
Over-the-counter cold and asthma medications containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, red phosphorous, hydrochloric acid, drain cleaner, battery acid, lye, lantern fuel, and antifreeze are among the ingredients most commonly used.