Day 3 – Your views on drugs and alcohol
I tend to have very much a live and let live attitude when it comes to recreational drugs and alcohol – other people can do with them as they please, and really it’s none of my business. If I become concerned a friend may be abusing, however, I will step in and speak to them because as a friend, it is my business.
Maybe I sound hippocritical but there’s a difference – and a very fine line – between using and abusing.
I drank a lot as a teenager and into my early twenties, smoked probably more than my fair share of weed. I found it helped to dim some of the stimulus but at the same time, oh fuck did it make me hallucinate. Though there was a kind of thought of at least I knew these ones were hallucinations.
Nowadays, I drink and smoke very much in moderation. The odd glass of wine or pint of beer, sometimes a cocktail or two when we go out. A joint every so often. I find I don’t like how they screw with my medication or trigger some of my negative symptoms.