I’m just putting this out there to see what other’s opinions are on alcohol and drug use. I just turned 62 last week and have been retired for 5+ years. I can honestly say that I’ve never used illegal drugs at any time. They have no attraction for me. I’ve never smoked anything( unless you count trying my dad’s cigarette when he went outside), I can’t even be around people who smoke, makes me sick. Our mom made our dad smoke outside, not ever in the house or in the car. The smell of pot turns my stomach.
Alcohol has no attraction for me either, I have never consumed a beer, or wine, or hard liquor. I have tried the occasional drink to get people to stop insisting that I just need to try it, but it all tastes the same to me. I’ve tried sweet wine, dry wines, different beers, even long-island ice tea, and a couple different whiskeys. I didn’t like the taste of any of them. So I don’t drink.
From 1980 to '93 I worked at a printing company driving a truck. My best friend leonard( I called him ralph) would go home every day after work and drink a 12-pack of beer every night. He would come in to work hungover everyday, would go into the bathroom and throw-up, hence the nickname, take 2 alka-seltzer tablets, and then do his job as the paper-cutter( very hazardous job). When we went back to CA. to visit, we met with “ralph” for the first time in 9 years. He has quit drinking now and couldn’t believe how money he spent on booze when he was drinking, he guessed it saved him $10,000 that first year. Expensive habit.
I don’t have any issues with other people if they drink alcohol. When people find out that I don’t drink, they assume it’s because I have some “moral objection” to consuming alcohol, I just don’t like the way it tastes. My wife drinks very rarely, we have no booze in the house, but both of our grown-up kids drink occasionally.
When it comes to drug use, I won’t even be around people if they’re using illegal drugs, I want nothing to do with them. Luckily, there has been zero drug use within our family, but we know other people who’s families have a problem with drug use. All it does is destroy peoples lives.
What are your views or opinions on alcohol and/or drug use? Has anyone had a friend or
family member with these kinds of problems? I consider our family to be very lucky( I won’t say blessed like my wife would say).
I don’t think drugs should be made legal, we already have enough stupid people in our community, we don’t need more impaired morons out in public.