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Dear drugs and Alchohol

August 29, 2009
By Darkstar6265 GOLD, Centennial, Colorado
Darkstar6265 GOLD, Centennial, Colorado
10 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everything you have will someday be gone. Even if you don’t miss it now, you probably will later. So take pictures and hide them in your memories so you can recall them later after everything that is becomes everything that was. OR I know you’re hurting, even if it’s just when you’re alone and thoughts seem to rush into your head and you can’t seem to keep them from coming in. But there can be beauty in pain; Even though sometimes it’s hard to see.

Dear drugs and alcohol,

You make the most successful men your slave. You control millions of minds around the world. When their not on you they dream of you, and when they don’t have you they think of ways to steal you. You’re the reason why so many have lost loved ones. You’re a cause of cancer and major disorders. You’ve taken away peoples voices and their lungs. You’ve deteriorated people’s skin, glazed over their eyes, and robbed them of their youth. Pretended to help people through their problems, and gave false hope. You’ve foiled education and job opportunities, ruined marriages and left children to fend for themselves. You’ve caused violence, helped people fall through the cracks and lead and helped toward depression. You’ve built and helped economies, and gave people jobs. You’ve healed some but killed so many more and made billions of dollars. The world hates you but they can’t live without you.


Someone who doesn’t love you

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This article has 179 comments.

jmdsl BRONZE said...
on Sep. 7 2011 at 8:09 am
jmdsl BRONZE, Vigo, Other
1 article 1 photo 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
theres no second time without third time

realy good

on Aug. 1 2011 at 5:03 pm
DirectingGabs GOLD, Texas, Texas
19 articles 1 photo 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.\"

This is amazing. You did really good and I totally agree with everything that was said.

on Jun. 4 2011 at 5:44 pm
Odessa_Sterling00 DIAMOND, No, Missouri
87 articles 108 photos 966 comments

Favorite Quote:
All gave some, some gave all. -War Veterans headstone.

Drugs and alchohoel hurt.  I wish they would all fall of the earth.  Send them to the aliens and then we won't have to worry about brilliant aliens ending the human life.  

on May. 28 2011 at 9:14 pm
Posiedensheartbreak SILVER, Denver, Colorado
6 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Any one can be normal it is pure talent to be weird."

This is an amzing article it is so true and it gives you a new perspective of how drugs effect our own lives

K.S.Z. said...
on May. 4 2011 at 12:58 pm
K.S.Z., Hendersonville, North Carolina
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"He's long on mouth and short on ears."
- John Wayne

Hey, man, I can't agree with you more. That's one helluva well-written statement.

on Apr. 4 2011 at 8:58 pm
Wow! I am impressed! I love the connections you have made. This is a very strong piece of writing.  You should elaborate more and then turn this into an essay. You never know, it may come in handy some day.

on Apr. 2 2011 at 3:19 pm
spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution PLATINUM, Eugene, Oregon
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youre getting your drugs mixed up, alcohol really impairs your ability to do anything and its not really the typical artists go to drug,  you might be thinking of hallucinogens. alcohol also doesnt give you relaxation, weed, cigs and some pharmaceuticals can if used correctly


on Apr. 2 2011 at 3:14 pm
spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution PLATINUM, Eugene, Oregon
23 articles 0 photos 212 comments
i completely agree, excellent point about the side affects of pharmaceuticals, also to anyone reading this never mix drugs unless its weed, cigs, or alcohol, obviously anything above that is completely horrible but mixing them increases a possibility for death by an insane amount

on Mar. 29 2011 at 5:18 pm
C.Michelle1295 SILVER, Denton, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it" -Marylin Monroe
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" - phillipians 4:13

I love this! Its sarcastic and true. (;

finners BRONZE said...
on Mar. 25 2011 at 10:22 am
finners BRONZE, New Town, North Dakota
2 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
never fear what you have inside just let yourself free

i know how it is to drugs ruin your life and mess you up big time

on Mar. 23 2011 at 8:23 pm
sedentarysteve, Middletown, Connecticut
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drugs in many ways are terrible.  most of the drugs you see on the streets were actually considered medicine once upon a time.  But i consider pharmaceutical drugs actually more dangerous because contrary to popular belief you can get it easier than say heroin.  you also have to consider what a pill does to prevent or treat a sickness and what the side effects are.  marijuana however is a drug that is pretty harmless.  marijuana: side effects may include, increased appetite, laziness, highdeas, and drowsiness. 

on Mar. 18 2011 at 12:11 pm
ForgottenSomeHow PLATINUM, Harrison, Arkansas
39 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
Many Things Are Said,
Many Words Are Meant,
It's The One's That Hurt You The Most,
You Don't Never Forget.

It's So True, I Love Your Article. Many People Don't See What It Is Doing To Us. It Is Ruining Our Lives, And We Are Not Stopping It... It's Bull.

babygurl said...
on Mar. 8 2011 at 3:39 pm
people should not do drugs don't they see drugsare bad for them and other poeple:)

sweetheart said...
on Mar. 8 2011 at 3:35 pm
people this days should noy do drugs can't they see drugs are bad they can ruin peoples life.bye people

on Mar. 4 2011 at 12:09 am
spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution PLATINUM, Eugene, Oregon
23 articles 0 photos 212 comments

the way i see it is like this:

cigaretts: relieve stress, can be used as a temporary crutch for a hard time and will not impair your ability to do anything, but horrible for you

weed: has been smoked in america since its inception (declaration of independence was written on hemp), better alternative than alcohol, impairs you but not to a damaging extent (unless you smoke a mile wide bowl in which its probably best you not reproduce anyway) has created a culture of sharing and brotherly love, mellows people out . on the flip side it makes you ok with being unambitious and is bad for your lungs but honestly i have some friends i know that if they couldnt do weed they would turn to dangerous stuff

alcohol: fun, thats about it, definitely not a good alternative to the above two, negatives are decreased inhibition, permanant brain damage in large doses, inability to do stuff, makes you look stupid while trying to put shoes on, could be the final straw in domestic violence, ect.

hallucinogens: fine  if you are mentally healthy, are in a supprtive enviroment and do them for the right reasons.(consistenet to the indian culture around this type of stuff) negatives: staying in a horrible trip for the rest of your life if you do too much/incorrectly, brain damage on some, loss of touch with reality, ect

really anything else (especially crack and meth) have no positive attributes

on Mar. 2 2011 at 2:45 am
drugs are horrible! but accpet for medicine it heals those who are sick if you ate the medicine unnessaryly you are in great trouble

on Mar. 1 2011 at 4:09 pm
starlight26 GOLD, Miramar, Florida
11 articles 7 photos 174 comments

Favorite Quote:
*life isnt about pretending to be something you're not. It about being who you are and finding someone
who loves every bit of it."

"Life's tradegy is that we get old too soon and wise too late"

I love how you put this together. It just defined what drugs/alcohol has done to our society both negatively and so called"positively" Great job!!!!!:)

on Feb. 13 2011 at 2:48 pm
aspiringauthor_ BRONZE, Fairfield, Connecticut
1 article 0 photos 324 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." - MLK Jr.

I think that you already said that. Way back when, when they didn't know how bad nicotine was for you, many, many people smoked. Those people are now older, but they are indeed addicted. And others become addicted because of them. Their family members, their family members' friends... It was just from misinformation. My great-grandfather wasn't an idiot. He wasn't informed properly about the dangers of smoking in his youth, as I am. He didn't go out and commit suicide because he was an idiot. Lung cancer killed him, and that lung cancer? It was caused by smoking, which in turn was caused by the misinformation, as I said before. So, I argue, the majority of people are not idiots.

on Feb. 13 2011 at 2:41 pm
aspiringauthor_ BRONZE, Fairfield, Connecticut
1 article 0 photos 324 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." - MLK Jr.

I seem to remember that in the letter that the author wrote, they said that some of the drugs have saved many and made billions of dollars. So the whole letter wasn't about how drugs are bad, as you seem to think.

alogolf23 said...
on Jan. 28 2011 at 9:47 am
0 articles 0 photos 6 comments
dont do drugs but cool story bro