Questions tagged [recreational-drugs]

Use this tag for questions about the use or properties of "recreational" drugs such as marijuana, heroin, cocaine or LSD.

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Does giving a drug to a former addict cause reestablishment of chemical dependence?

Joel Spitzer, an anti-smoking counsellor, claimed on whyquit.com that there is a law of addiction which is: The law of physiological addiction states administration of a drug to an addict will ...
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Is there a detectable bias in drug-sniffing dogs based on handler belief of presence of drugs?

As discussed in the comments of Does normal paper currency contain enough narcotics residue to attract a drug-sniffing dog?, and further explored in the 2017 NPR article, "Eliminating Police Bias When ...
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Do hallucinogens cause people to jump out of the window?

Back in the 90s, the DARE program made a big point about how hallucinogenic drugs cause people to jump out the window because they think they can fly, or similar things. Various other sources (such as ...
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Is meth widely consumed in North Korea?

Just found this image on 9gag : "Offered as casually as a cup of tea" is not precise (is tea often consumed in North Korea?), so my question is: Is meth consumed more often in North Korea than in ...
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Are these homeless people drug addiction figures accurate?

I'm sure you've heard the claim before that Giving money to homeless men and women is just supporting their drug addiction. But how true is that claim? In any instance where I've tried being ...
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How prevalent is the use of drugs (other than alcohol) to spike food/drinks?

A few years ago, I worked in nightclub security. During my training course,* the instructor told us that it was common for people to come up and claim that they had been spiked with something, but ...
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Are missing light bulbs a sign of P/meth use?

I read this claim attributed to a landlord in Balclutha, New Zealand: "It's very hard to tell if a house is infected because you can't really see it. There are telltale signs for landlords, like ...
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Are heroin/cocaine not as physically addictive as previously claimed?

This article suggests that most of the addiction is due to the environment, not the actual chemical effects on the body. In particular, the article claims that the common thinking, as encapsulated in ...
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Are sex slaves forced to use drugs?

I recently watched an episode of CSI:NY and a major plot point was that sex slaves were forced to take Heroin, presumably to make them more compliant and to cause an addiction that prevents them from ...
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Does LSD use correlate with high achievement?

There is the famous quote by Steve Jobs Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life. LSD shows you that there’s another side to the coin, and you can’t ...
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Can I get high by snorting chocolate?

Ok, I understand this sounds ludicrous but people are claiming you can get high by snorting chocolate: Unlike alcohol, meth, cocaine, speed and even drugs like LSD and psilocyben [sic], the newest ...
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Does Aloe Vera help pass drug test?

The news which is flashing says that usage of Aloe Vera products like juice, gel or shampoo may avoid traces of drugs from the body. It is rumored that Aloe Vera consumption gets you negative for Drug ...
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Does access to legal marijuana reduce dependence on opiates and other drugs?

It has recently been reported in several news sources that places where access to marijuana has been legalised have seen significant decreases in the use of other, more dangerous, drugs. In an ...
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Was Timothy Leary affiliated with the CIA?

Did Timothy Leary* either work for or actively collude with the CIA? There are various sources across the Internet that assert some variation of this. While doing research for my book, Operation ...
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Are people overdosing as part of a “Paracetamol Challenge”?

I'm seeing stories such as this Daily Mail article, claiming that there's a craze amongst teenagers to basically play chicken with paracetamol (acetaminophen). a dangerous online trend has ...
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How prevalent has psychoactive drug use been in the Syrian civil war?

ARA news - a site with English-language news regarding Syria an the Kurdish-majority regions in particular, has posted this item: Captagon, The Drug Fuelling the War In Syria where it says: Half ...
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Did “paranoid” crack dealers fuel adoption of semiautomatics?

This answer cites a recent Time story (titled either Florida School Shooting: Why Civilians Started Buying AR-15s or Why Americans Started Buying Military-Style Weapons Like the One Used in the ...