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user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
May 13th '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
May 13th '13
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" Pills are worse then marijuana. Always will be. "


:!:

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
May 13th '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
May 13th '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
May 13th '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
May 13th '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
May 13th '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
May 13th '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
May 13th '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
May 13th '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 3568 posts
May 13th '13
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nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
May 13th '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
May 13th '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?

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
May 13th '13
Quoting SuperSecret123:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting SuperSecret123:</b>" ... [snip!] ... just didnt agree with the person who said their mom smokes daily and makes forty grand therefore is successful"


If you can't live comfortably off 40k here, then you're not spending your money right. My mom doesn't have a bunch of credit cards so ALL her money is hers. I never said she's the most successful or whatever, you people cannot read for shit, I swear. I said I think it's successful that she has been a smoker her whole life and she makes a decent living. While most people think pot heads don't go anywhere with their lives. No one had to reply to me and bash my f**king mother's income. So f**k you guys.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
May 13th '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" SHE was the one who tried to use the amount of money her mother makes as an indicator of success. lol"


Uh NO I wasn't.