Don’t listen to ur mum, listen to us.
If you haven’t tried drugs, you’re probably going to try some while at uni. The institution has always had a history of being a place of experimentation and we doubt that reputation will die any time soon. Some may get into weed, some into meth and some of you may finally like the taste of coffee. Different strokes for different folks.
For the real CRACKum addicts, you’ll already have read our article on free drug checking services in issue 2, and this won’t be a problem. Coincidentally this was one of the very first articles we received a complaint about, arguing we were promoting drugs; though it definitely wasn’t the last (keep ’em coming folks, especially if they’re puzzle related). Now that we’ve reached Craccum’s drug issue we think it’s the perfect time to talk about drugs, address the concerns, and impart our advice as 22 year olds who know everything.
You should know if you’re going to take drugs before you take them. Just like sex, an abstinence policy doesn’t really work for drugs. It’s too easy to let a moment of temptation overrule a lifetime of celibacy, and when that does happen you won’t be prepared. You’ll take someone else’s dodgy shit when they’re handed your way and that’s just asking for trouble.
Surprisingly, you can actually have a healthy relationship with drugs, but that requires you to respect them, and how can you respect something you don’t understand? If you’ve ever been tempted to try drugs, or even if you have already, do your research. Find out what the side effects are, find out how deadly they can be, do you need a glass of water on standby, or an ambulance? If you have to find this out while you’re blasted then you’re not going to have a good time.
You also gonna want to know what it is you’re in for. Psychedelics have this huge mythos built up around them, and if you go in expecting one thing you can be left disappointed at best, and traumatised at worst.
Doing drugs is all about not being a fuckwit. If you’re taking any drug you should always always always be getting it tested first. If you don’t have the patience to get yourself to your local drug checking clinic or get a home test from cosmic, then should you really be doing them?
Respect the chemical, it doesn’t respect you! This is especially important if you’re taking something like MD, in the summer of 2021-2022 over 30% of “MD” was you guessed it, not MD. If you’re taking first and asking questions later, you’ll be seeing god—but not in the way you intended. You should also be keeping an eye on basically anything imported. We’re a really remote country and that means our coke (and everything else) is really shit, if it’s not produced domestic, you’re probably just snorting glass .
You don’t need to spice up your MD experience by snorting it off a grimy public toilet, and you don’t need to get creative by sticking a tab on your eye. Especially if it’s your first time, just chill out a little, alright? The drug doesn’t know how extremely hardcore and metal the way it got into your body was and it’s going to hit you just the same. You already know if you want to do drugs, but if you want to do them without ruining your life, make taking them as boring as possible. The experience is supposed to be about getting high, not getting to the ER. Stay safe, bring a condom, don’t forget your water bottle, and if you’re taking anything spicy make sure you’ve got a friend around and emergency services on speed dial.