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Canning it too hard??? (advice needed)

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I've been totally into house music for the past couple of years and always enjoyed dancing. I decided to take a pill about 7 months ago and absolutely loved it. Not only was i totally in tune with the music i had a strange tingly loved up feeling - Fantastic!

Since that night it has been more or less every single weekend and ive noticed the number of pills creeping up. Ive gone from stating that i would never take more than 1 to taking 3-5 of a night, on a regular basis.

The people that i'm around all took drugs long before me and have calmed down greatly but i remember the states they used to be in every weekend.

The trouble i have is that people are starting to make me feel guilty about taking drugs too much and saying worrying things like "watch yourself" and "we're only saying this for your own good".

I was under the impression that i had things under reasonable control.

Usually i decide to have a break from drugs around tues,wed,thu,fri time but when saturday comes around its a case of "im still young - fuck it!"

I am starting to wonder if i have things under control. I know if i stopped for a bit i would love it more when i went back but i'm having so much fun still that i dont want to stop!

Anyone thats been in a similar situation or could offer any advice i would appreciate it greatly!!!

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    DISCLAIMER;-If this is another hoax I'm gonna be waaaay pissed off.

    OK Benji, from what you've told me so far;-

    1) Your friends are telling you to take it easy.
    2) Your drug intake has gone up about 300%
    3) You don't want to stop even though you think that perhaps you should.

    Reasonable summary??

    First off, there really aren't any black-and-white answers to questions like these, everything is subjective and down to the induvidual. Nevertheless there are some common themes to look out for. Do you have any side effects from long-term drug use?? More importantly are your friends noticing any changes in you because of it??

    Some people can go through mood swings, depression, anxiety and a whole range of other stuff through drug use. If this is the case I'd strongly advise at least cutting down if not giving up altogether.

    If you are worried about long term effects there is some good info on this very site, a quick search should provide a few answers.

    As to whether you should cut down/quit, it's a tricky one. I'd say such long-term serotonin inducement probably isn't gonna be too healthy. If you feel like you should cut down but something within yourself is urging you to keep going then the word "addiction" is gonna pop up soon.

    As a serious question do you think you could go 3 w/ends in a row without popping a pill??

    Now, do you think you could prove it?? Or do a thousand other excuses crowd in;- "I said I was going with my mates this w/end" or "The line-up's gonna be too good to miss" or "Well I've got some in now so I might as well do 'em and then give up"??

    It's too easy to come up with excuses, not so easy to test the theory.

    My advice would be to take a break, see what your thinking is like over a w/end with no chemical enhancements. If nothing else it'll cut down your tolerance and let you get f*cked on the cheap next time!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As a serious question do you think you could go 3 w/ends in a row without popping a pill??

    As a result of reading ths board over the last few months I decided to try that, 2 weekends in and no problems. The only problem i've had is the bars i've had to go to to avoid temptation! What a load of shite!

    I was on the same path though, gary's every weekend, but no real side affects. This abstention was purely to see if I could 'manage' without them. 1 more week and then it's down to getting smashed, all in the name of celebrating our old Queenies 50 years on the throne!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm with the Lord on this one. Take a break for a few weeks, and see how you do. Yea, you're still young, but if ya don't take the break you may get old quicker than you expect.

    I was in a similar situation with Ketamine not so long ago. My friends were saying I should cut down, I'd been doing it regulary, I knew I should stop but didn't want to because it was so much fun.
    I stopped because I have exams coming up, and know what it does to memory. I haven't taken any in about 6 weeks, and won't be for another month. It hasn't been a problem, but I know that it was still a good idea to stop, not just because of the exams but to prove myself that I could.

    As M'lordship said, theres a lot of excuses, and they've all been used before. If you have to go out, just drink, or stay clean. Not as much fun, but still worth a try.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Andy_Booth:
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    all in the name of celebrating our old Queenies 50 years on the throne!</STRONG>

    lol, yes after a break from ALL drugs )except one spliff) I'll be back with vengance to celebrate <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i bin doing e for a year and yeah i enjoy it but if i do it regularly it fun. being in a wheelchair makes difference to me i get off my tits and its wicked.

    once i got carried away and popped 4 pills and i became a vegetable for the day, it was scary and embarrassing cos my best mates don't do pills and it disgusted them.

    now i do it at only big nights out and when i do i only take one or two. look out for me at global gathering.

    basically you will never repeat the buzz of your first pill so don't get greedy ntrying to repeat it. enjoy em mate just don't get fucked up
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