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    For the record, I've never experimented with drugs at all. I just never wanted to... so I didn't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    Sorry to disillusion you KG, but I went to a small private school in the country and I was exposed to drugs at the age of 13. My experience is not unique either.
    To have a private school in the town you were in means the town wasn't that small. The public small here only goes to year 10. It's not a big town at all.

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    if I had to choose a drug, it would be alcohol. I cant tolerate anything that you smoke. I wont ever inject myself with anything. I have no interest in altering my mind for any one or any 'thrill'. And in saying alcohol, that would mean one glass of white wine, or a Malibu, or maybe one of those cruiser things. I have been slightly drunk, I think four times in my 56 years, so I am not a big drinker. I am glad my children are all grown, and I know they are sensible when it comes to any drugs. Marie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    To have a private school in the town you were in means the town wasn't that small. The public small here only goes to year 10. It's not a big town at all.
    You're splitting hairs. My point was kids can be exposed to drugs and/or alcohol whether they are from the city or the country, a rich family or a poor family, a family of drunks or a family of teetotallers.

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    Your naive to think theres no drugs at any school KG. Sorry but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    You're splitting hairs. My point was kids can be exposed to drugs and/or alcohol whether they are from the city or the country, a rich family or a poor family, a family of drunks or a family of teetotallers.
    You don't know where Kimberly lives. Perhaps she did move to an area with less drug usage. You don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    You don't know where Kimberly lives. Perhaps she did move to an area with less drug usage. You don't know.

    Fair enough, but it just sounded like a generalisation to me. One I have heard commonly made and it's just not always true. Yes cities can have bad crime/drug use etc, but *per capita* it can be worse in the country sometimes.

    Anyway, I think I'm totally derailing this thread, so I'm going to leave it there and go and do some folding/ironing. Lucky me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    You don't know where Kimberly lives. Perhaps she did move to an area with less drug usage. You don't know.
    That's area specific though. My experiences are the exact opposite - the smaller the town, the higher the trust, the more you can get away with when backs are turned.

    Her experience may be the exception to the rule, mine might be. Neither of us should be make blanket statements though especially since drug use can be hidden and not all users are addicts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CitrusRain View Post
    As for my answer to the OP, I guess I would choose alcohol because at least you know it's quality controlled. I hope my kids are like DH and I and are just completely disinterested though.
    Thats a very good point. This is a major reason i have never tried any other drug apart from weed...you just dont know whats in them. Rat poison, horse transqilizers. Very scarey.
    As for those who have said they know people who are messed up from weed, yes thats possible but i know alot of people who are not and have smoked their whole lives. They have families, hold down successful job and are very sociable. I guess it comes down to the individual (like a PP said).

    I wonder though if they were to compare long term effects of alcohol and weed, what would come out on top?? (as in, what would be the less bad)

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    I dabbled in a fair few different things as a teenager and my very early 20's. I haven't had anything illicit in about 6-7 years and even if I was still interested, I would be too scared to touch anything now.

    I know any drugs have never been "safe", but there are so many people trying their hand at production now that have no clue what they're doing, the risks of an overdose or a bad trip (or worse) are far higher now than they've ever been.

    I know that when my DD does become a teen there is a big chance she will be exposed to and offered different substances to try. I hope by the time she is of that age our society's attitude to drugs will have shifted, but at the same time I hope that we can raise her with enough self respect and knowledge that she doesn't feel the need to experiment and gamble with her health.

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