Dating a recreational drug user
Current anti-drug campaigns seem to be disconnected from the actual experience of recreational drug users and this may result in a credibility gap." At least some recreational users of illegal drugs may choose not to take them if tests show the pills are adulterated or fake, shows data collected over five years by volunteers who tested pills free ...Drug users who do not benefit from conventional treatments for heroin addiction should be able to access the drug through the health system, urges a Canadian expert. And as disgusting as it is to think about, when you don’t have your wits about you, someone may take that as an opportunity to push themselves on you. If you're at a party where people are drinking alcohol, you should be aware that there could be predators hoping to make you drunk or vulnerable. But even if you leave your drink or leave your friends behind, know this for certain: if you are drugged and taken advantage of, it’s your fault.No matter what you're drinking, even if it’s soda or juice, people can slip drugs in your drinks—so pour all drinks yourself and never leave them unattended (even if you have to take them into the bathroom with you). Bottom line: People who date rape other people are committing a crime.
The research team concentrated on recreational drug users rather than habitual users.Many of these drugs have no color, smell, or taste, and people often do not know that they’ve taken anything.Many times people who have been drugged (usually girls or women, but not always) are unable to remember what happened to them.They also depend on complex social networks for their distribution and use." Professor Plummer said the findings presented a challenge for agencies trying to warn recreational users about the underappreciated dangers of illicit drug use.
"We have to rethink the preoccupation in anti-drug strategies with negative outcomes, as recreational users see their risks as different from those of habitual users.The team identified two important drivers they believe lead people to take up recreational drug use: social networking and performance enhancement. Not only in the physical sense of giving users greater stamina but also in making them feel more attractive and more sociable," said Professor Plummer.