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zarathustra

"Posted by: Amit | October 24, 2007 at 11:21 PM
Adam: I agree that not all drugs are equal in their impact. Alcohol and nicotine are hardly equivalent to heroin and crack."

You're absolutely right, but for absolutely the wrong reasons. Alcohol & nicotine kill orders of magnitude more people than heroin & crack ever will...

drug addiction treatment center

Methamphetamine is a very addictive stimulant drug that activates certain systems in the brain. It is chemically related to amphetamine but, at comparable doses, the effects of methamphetamine are much more potent, longer lasting, and more harmful to the central nervous system (CNS).
Methamphetamine abuse actually may worsen the progression of HIV and its consequences; studies with methamphetamine abusers who have HIV indicate that the HIV causes greater neuronal injury and cognitive impairment compared with HIV-positive people who do not use drugs.

adora

80,000 orgasms?!
Most people have sex less than 100 times a year. Let's say I have active sex for 50 years. That's only 5,000 times.
No wonder people do meth.

Scott Alan Miller

The "Faces of Meth" makes it look like their campaign is designed to convince shallow teens that "meth gives you bad hair."

Pete

This was the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Not just funny, but stays with you for a long time. 80k orgasms. Outstanding. Just enjoy the moment!

911 student

If one considers drugs to be an escape from reality, then our twisted tainted impossible pseudo-reality must bear some of the responsibility for so many people (and inanimate objects, too!) trying to escape it...

https://911blimp.net/prf_FreeFallPhysics.shtml
https://911u.org/Physics/

Sadly, tragically, "The War Against Terrorism" (aka TWAT) is every bit as bogus as the so-called war against drugs.

Dee

~A parent asked why anyone would take meth, given all the downside risk and side effects. ~

THAT, to me, is the funniest statement!

When faced with alcohol, drugs, unprotected sex, even unhealthy food, does ANYONE, especially teens, ponder on the downside risks and side effects before indulging?

HELL no! They dive right in to whatever!

Because everyone tends to think "it won't happen to me".

ESPECIALLY teenagers who think they are invincible and MUCH smarter than any adult!

Hannah

made me think of a link i saw on youtube a while back.. from a dutch (?) tv show, the subject of which was 'medical malpractice'. the guy they had on the show had been into hospital for an un-named operation, and his notes had been mixed up with someone else, so he wakes up having had his testicles removed, entirely unnecessarily. not *really* very funny, i agree..
so the presenter starts explaining the story, then turns to the guest and says "so the first thing you noticed was your voice had changed, is that correct?" and the guest starts to reply.. in a cartoon-character voice.. he sounds like a dutch mickey mouse, and the presenter just cracks up.. he is hysterical with laughter, and can't ask any more questions, totally bent double. the whole audience is totally stone-faced, and needless to say the guest isn't overly amused, and starts asking "do you think my voice is funny?" over and over, in his funny voice.. you can actually see the moment that the presenter lost his job..
the whole set-up wasn't funny, but the presenter losing the plot was hilarious.. I'll try to find the link when i get home from work later

CJT

I think the bigger question is how many orgasms does a person have in their lifetime? I figure my total is somewhere around 9000. I estimate this total on averaging one a day since I was 14. Ya know, because I practiced a lot when I was a teenager..... No wait!! Not me!! I mean one of my friends!! Aw shit I gotta go.

Dave

Scott, we can bring you anywhere twice... the second time to apologise

Vishwapriya

You found that funny Sir? I'll tell you whats funnier - that Steve Irwin died of a sting ray attack. Making fun of someone's culture is neither clever nor funny.

Phoenix

I remember , at the impressionable age of 16, watching a don't do drugs assembly during red ribbon week. This peppy blonde was bouncing around the stage, tell us all about how if we didn't do drugs we could be just like her. I wasn't a goth, but i was definately near that end of the social spectrum, i like to think of it as victorian-age bohemian poet, so peppy had NO appeal. Those words scared me... Just like her. That very afternoon i tried pot for the first time, because i never want to be just like her.

Kendra

i can relate! my high school had a pot problem ( not as bad as most drugs out there) and the parents of our small town were concerned. so about 3-4 times a year the entire school was jammed in a same gym to hear a motivational speaker talk about how bad drugs are. one was a ex- biker that was really hard to take seriously. but the worst was a guy who though is entire speech kept saying how he was friends with a vj on much music, which really has nothing to do with anything. however the kids who the lecture was really for all skipped these things to smoke pot!

Amy

The problem I have with that is that I don't believe it's possible to accurately measure the amount of serotonin released in the brain by an orgasm. Unless having measurement devices attached to (inserted in?) you is a turn on, I guess. But still... I would guess whatever they measured was probably on the low end, and what about really good ones? I bet it's not more than 5 times a really good one... and 5 times that would probably kill me, hence my staying away from drugs.

Mark S.


Your wife can't take you anywhere either? At these sorts of things I tell her I have the runs, so I could run to the bathroom and laugh a lot.

Someone should have explained that mentioning 80,000 orgasms is not going to discourage use. Bad Marketing.

"Meth the new safe sex." (TM)

Noah Vaile

Those folks look pretty poorly to start with.

natalie

is it just me or does this guy

https://www.drugfree.org/Portal/DrugIssue/MethResources/faces/photo_9.html

and this guy

https://www.drugfree.org/Portal/DrugIssue/MethResources/faces/index.html

both look a little like nick nolte... just saying

Tom Beck

"So I’m sitting there, doing the calculations in my head: Okay, that’s 4.5 years of meth use, once a day, 365 days in a year, 50 times more serotonin than an orgasm…that’s the equivalent of 80,000 orgasms.

"On the downside, your teeth rot out, your skin itches until you scratch it off, you vomit, have withdrawals, possibly burn down the neighborhood, and roll around in your own filth while your life becomes a living Hell. ... Still, 80,000 orgasms…"


Sounds like "Better Than Life," the total-immersion, totally addictive reality simulation game from "Red Dwarf."

Felix

Are you sure the cop isn't doing some drug dealing on the side?
He is selling you the benefits of the dope with all the orgasm talk.
And he is asking how much the dope is worth to you.
I would go with the highest bidder.

Felix

Aaah.. jackpot.

For reasons like that is why I don't talk much.
My brain delivers approximately 1 inappropiate comment per minute, but I always fear retaliation or someone giving me a bad look.

So most of them I keep to myself.

CeDriC

Nice article !

I really don't know how I will handle it.

Richard Gosling

Josh - that dollar-in-the-diaper thing is the funniest thing I've read in a LONG time. It even beats much of Scott's stuff (sorry, Scott ;) ).

Ponchiaz

Snorting the cookie would have been an excellent end to the meeting.

Mark

"Just that after adding this feat to my belt, there will probably be no one willing to shake my hands to congratulate me.

Posted by: disabled"

Sure, who wants to risk a crushed hand!

Anfauglir

Partially in agreement with Adam, and thinking of the talks you get in schools....

If there were no upside to drugs whatsoever, people would not take them. Clearly, there IS a significant up-side to taking drugs. Adam notes increased perception. Sports fans will agree that a beer improves a game of baseball.

In short - drugs have good points.

People - and kids in particular - know this. People are not that dumb. When they see a presentation that is so grossly unbalanced "drugs are all bad" they ignore it. They KNOW drugs have good sides, so anyone who stands up and says "Drugs are all bad, m'kay?" loses all credibility.

I firmly believe that balanced drug education would have better effects that the simple "Drugs=All Bad" equation that is more commonly used - and which everyone with even a grain of intelligence knows is false.

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