"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
Personally, I would have to say this applies to me in a way. Although, abuse is the wrong word because it implies that I misused those substances.
I love to indulge in sensory experiences. Those experiences on psychedelics are out of this world, like a dream. Perceptions are so incredibly altered things no longer seem real as I knew them before, but I know they're real because I can interact with them in the here-and-now with my senses. It provides an opportunity for me to learn again about things I always thought I "knew". Like temporarily having the mind of a child, and discovering something for the first time. It's not a feeling I can recall from the past, but it's something I can observe in a young child when they're exposed to something completely new.
In my opinion, there's certainly a reason entheogens have been used for thousands of years.
I enjoy these experiences the most either by myself, or with a few VERY close friends.
Things like opiates, barbiturates, and stimulants do not appeal to me as they do nothing for altering or intensifying sensory perceptions. Instead, they just make me feel nothing at all. Those are the physiologically dangerous substances anyway.
Well, it's clear that you enjoy the sensory experiences brought about by psychedelics. However, is it really worth the risk of getting caught with that stuff? I mean, it could wreck your life if that happened... jail wouldn't be fun. :sad: