Dude, what happened to my buzz?
May 9, 2006 3:00 AM Subscribe
Why can't I get high like I used to?
(and a bevy of semirelated drug questions)
posted by elr to sports, hobbies, & recreation (42 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
When I was younger, say 14-16 and 18-20, I smoked a lot of pot (in between I quit for a girl). It was great, my friends and I would giggle ourselves red at the ridiculousness of...everything. Somewhere around twenty, smoking marijuana became more and more unpleasant. I would get quiet and inarticulate, and overly aware of the fact that I was quiet and inarticulate, and paranoid that everyone would think I was creepy because of it. Along with that, I wouldn't feel comfortable in my own skin, in that literally I was itchy everywhere.
I believe that these are all manifestations of problems I'd dealt with before: depression, low-self image, and hypersensitivity early on. I smoke once every six months now, and unless I've been drinking, I don't enjoy it. I'm fine with not smoking anymore, but I would like to know what changed.
Also, was it just me, or is it everyone? I'm still close to all of my old smoking buddies who are now all functional potheads with jobs and almost every time I see them, they're toking up, but I never see them having giggle fits anymore. They're either really lazy and couchbound or they seem exactly the same as they do when they're sober. Does marijuana affect you differently as you age?
Also, while we're on the subject of drugs, are there any findings that relate heroin to creativity? I'm not looking for a new thing, I'm just curious. Are crerative people drawn to heroin, or does heroin somehow aid in creativity?
And, one more, what are legal [drugs] I could be enjoying? I don't like salvia because the high (for me) is too much like pot, datura seeds have given me some intense dreams but haven't done anything for me while I'm awake, I puked up all my amanitas muscaria, and the cactus took too long to dry. Links are always helpful, but if it's coming from erowid, I probably already saw it.
I apologize if it's gauche to ask all these questions under one header, or if gauche is not really the word I'm looking for.