I'm watching a series of documentaries created by the BBC about drugs which are entitled "How do drugs work" and focusing on a particular substance each week, cannibas, ecstacy, MDMA, speed, cocaine.
The substances are different each week are different, the Dr. House style computer generated images demonstrate how it effects the heart, lungs, circulation, respiration etc. etc.
However while the drugs and their effects are different each week the people using them and the sort of social scene and world they are inhabit doesnt change at all.
They all seem to be assholes, reckless and dumb teenagers or people in their twenties, although, seriously, some of it made me think WTF how do you function with a chronological age which is so, so obviously ahead of your emotional age.
The other thing is that while some of the scenes look very different, with sluming rich kids, sink estate kids, yuppies which are obviously in different income or status brackets they all are strikingly similar in apparent behaviour and norms.
The other thing which I found shocking was the extent to which all these people were complete social imbeciles, they all describe complete series of emotional states and cognitive reactions etc. which generations and generations have seriously studied, contemplated, written about, concentrated on but none of the users seemed that bookish to be honest and it was like "Forget that shit, lets short cut it all with this muthafunking sheeeeeeeeettttt!!!".
What's anyone else's experiences or perspective?
BTW if you're a user dont take this personally, I'm talking about the select population featured in TV documentaries, you might consider it propaganda or bullshit but I've also mixed with a lot of people who're immersed in scenes like this too and its accurate in my experience.