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Awesome: 'Robot Uprising [chat]' by desc
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about a year ago
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desc teens fucked up on benzos and oxy is unfortunately a for real thing. like, the placid suburban housewife who's dead inside is just a kind of uneasy joke about how not-nasty those addictions can get. they're for real.
Oh no, I believe it. It's an epidemic in some parts of the country full stop.
I think the fashions for drugs seem to swing back and forth on a pendulum and we're back in the pills, coke, tidy, on a diet mode. I find it peculiar because of my age -- I am sure the idea of people smoking hash and arguing leftist politics into the night would seem as anachronistic to kids these days as the neo80s drug use seems to me.
Straight legs, bell bottoms, straight legs, bell bottoms ..
i guess i am a little biased, because pills are what ruined my older brother's life. over a dozen percocets a day, plenty of valium, xanax... seeing my vital, athletic brother basically semi-conscious 24 hours a day with literal tendrils of drool running from his mouth. ugh. then people steered him towards suboxone to curb his usage and he started taking way too much suboxone... same with methadone.
so i guess i'm at the point where i hear jokes about like, lucile bluth popping a few xanies to even out and be a typical suburban mom... and i resent it.
i'm mad my brother is a drug addict desc!
i'm real mad!
/me kicks dirt
You have every right to be mad -- every stage of his addiction and every adjustment to the "treatment plan" has been staggeringly profitable to industrial scale legal drug dealers. Both creating and solving the problems are a pocket-liner. They have the population coming and going.
I can only be glib about realities of dependency when I'm looking at the bigger picture or pontificating without any academic basis on pop cultural trends re: snorting Mom's pills.
I actually think it says a lot about what these kids are going through. I mean, my first question with any social thing like this is to wonder "what problem are the people trying to solve?"
I wouldn't buy that it was mere novelty causing people to be mindless drug hoovers. Back in my day, people were risking arrest to go take ecstasy and listen to doof doof music. What does it mean when people are trying to create a social space positioned as intentional opposition to the way day-to-day social spaces work? I assume in hindsight that they desperately wanted to feel able to just speak to one another without an ironic mood or sexual lust or both asthe only acceptable modes. They would go to these elaborate lengths to feel safe just speaking to each other.
Indont know these kids snorting Xanax and such: it seems to be about mediating the existing social setting rather than "smashing" it -- about throttling between performance in the job or school (especially when "average" means being up on some kind of speed to get stuff done before the next morning) and then trying to make an opiate-pillow to recline upon just to keep the nervous system manageable.
Stories and drugs are both used to take the edge off of merely existing in this life. I find t interesting how both change back and forth as coping tools.