This is one of the topics that I am least excited to get into. There are a lot of opinions out there, which I think is great, but I have had enough heated conversations on the subject for my liking.
I have never done drugs and I have struggled to understand the appeal. None the less I am well aware that there are a lot of people out there who do them. For myself, the best choice is not to do them. I like to have a clear attentive mind and I get uncomfortable when it feels even slightly altered from even fatigue.
There are a lot of debates out there around marijuana. Everyone is entitled to their opinions but I would much prefer that people have educated arguments than building opinions around what they hear through gossip. I had very strong anti-marijuana opinions until I did my psychology major and learnt more about the impact of it on your brain… It does have some effect, but so does alcohol. It is a very interesting thing to compare the two.
Alcohol is something that I enjoy in moderation. Once I start to feel light headed, I cut myself off. I find it best to keep drinking water with each drink that I have to keep my wits about me.
The moment that I start drinking, there is no more driving for me. I do not drink very often but it is not worth any risk of hurting myself or others if I am under the influence.
My opinion that I will share with you is that if you are drinking or doing drugs of any kind, please do not drive. Call someone to drive you home or get to wherever you are going safely. It is not worth the risk no matter how invincible you may feel.