When I first started thinking about a series of posts on breaking edge, I pictured it fitting into one of the larger themes here at SYWH – helping you guys improve your lives via learning from our mistakes. I thought of myself not as your father, but as your young-ish uncle with the ‘interesting life experience’. I hope I’m pulling that off! I covered booze first, as it’s the most legal drug out there – but before we start venturing into more illicit substances, I thought some general pointers about DRUGS would be in order.
The best advice for taking drugs – NEVER GET CAUGHT! And there are lots of ways to get caught – so just don’t do it! Srs – these articles are aimed at people breaking sxe, because those folks are about as dumb as you can be on getting wasted – but even if you have never ‘claimed edge’ you can still profit from the advice. Getting caught is what my bro and I call a ‘Family Changing Dynamic’ – no matter how old or how successful you are, getting caught with drugs will forever change how your family looks at you. This sucks and you never want it to happen. You will never live it down.
Getting involved with the law over drugs is 1000x worse. In the US, over 1/2 of all convictions are drug related (and 1/2 of those are weed) – this means that drugs are an easy bust for cops. If you do find yourself in a situation with the cops, here’s some tips (not actual legal advice) that might help you out (but 99.9% chance you will forget them…)
Never let them search – your first contact with the law is probably going to be by getting stopped (on foot) or pulled over (driving). The cops need either probable cause or a search warrant to conduct anything other than a visual inspection… so never, ever agree to a search! Keep all illicit things in a backpack/in your trunk well out of sight. When asked to search you, just keep saying no. However, when confronted with a cop shouting at you, 99% agree to a search (thereby making it legal for the cop to tear everything apart, even if they find nothing).
Never trust them – there is nothing that says a cop has to be truthful to you. They certainly can lie/imply anything they want – they just want evidence. They are trained to get any/all info from you, by whatever admissible means they can. Don’t believe anything they say.
Never talk – Talking to cops only hurts you. Nothing you say can ever help you – srs, all they are doing is gathering info, and the more you say, the more it will get you. Sarcasm, joking, etc do not translate onto the written page… so don’t think some smart ass comment can’t convict you – it can! Now it sounds easy to not talk – but these guys are trained to make you talk! Think you can withstand 6 hours of various cops screaming at you without saying a word?!? But you gotta try. Watch this vid for pro level silence.
Never trust your friends – I love all this thugged out talk about ‘Snitches Get Stiches’ that every suburbanite wannabe tough guy espouses. Trust me – 30 seconds into questioning *all* of your friends will immediately sell you out. It’s a given so just assume it’s going to happen. And when the cops (gleefully) inform you of this – don’t go into defense mode – just follow the rule above & keep your mouth shut!
Srs – review these rules again and then go watch some episodes of Cops – see how many people break these simple rules! But best not to get involved with the law at all – I know several people that have gone broke fighting charges. Feelspoorman.gif
When you do decide to do drugs, do yourself a favor and do a little research. Erowid is a great place to start, but it can be a little overwhelming. At least find out what kind of effects a certain drug is supposed to have – everyone is different, but you can at least be prepared – don’t be the guy running around yelling “I can’t feel my legs!!” No one likes him. Also, read drug forums but don’t post. Now let’s see how well you have been researching!
Most people categorize drugs by their type – but I prefer to do it by the situation you use them in. Here’s how I normally group stuff:
Social situations – any time you are going out/interacting with known or random people. Alcohol, Ecstasy/MDMA and uppers like cocaine/adderall are perfect. Anything that gets you up, moving and interacting with people.
Chilling with friends/alone – weed is perfect for this… slows you down, makes everything interesting and/or funny and doesn’t require you to be ‘on’ all the time. Also makes any kind of music sound awesome.
Reality exploration - any of the associative hallucinogens like LSD, Mescaline (if you can get it) or mushrooms can blast you out to somewhere around Pluto. Not terribly social, but a complete trip if done correctly!
Reality denial – the shit you take to escape all your problems/past abuse/emotional pain, etc. Heroin, crack, meth or PCP pretty much fill this need – this is for complete losers/addicts that find taking horrible substances a better alternative to real life. Avoid at all costs!
Ok, I think that about covers the general topic of drugs – next post I’ll get more in-depth with weed. If you’ve got questions/comments/suggestions, hit me up on my tumblr! I’m always glad to answer whatever you ask! If I get enough good questions I’ll finish up this series with a Q&A style post.
Which one wouldn’t you do on PCP?
You would never wear earrings while smoking PCP! You’re gonna rip those things right out! The rest – completely feasible!