What are recreational drugs?
Recreational drugs is a loose term that refers to legal and illegal
are used without medical supervision. There are four different categories
recreational drugs: analgesics, depressants, stimulants, and
Analgesics include heroin, morphine, and the synthetic opioids.
include alcohol, barbiturates, and tranquilizers. Stimulants include
and methamphetamine. Hallucinogens include LSD, peyote (mescaline),
psilocybin (magic mushrooms), and marijuana.
Recreational drugs is a bad term. It suggests that drugs can be fun
Nothing could be further from the truth. All drugs are nightmarish and
dangerous. They alter our perception of reality and diminish our ability
reason, both of which endanger us. Drugs create psychological and physical
dependence, both of which enslave us. Recreation is a legitimate need that
requires legitimate activities, such as hobbies, exercise, conversation,
dance, art, and literature.
Competing interests: No competing interests