I talked to one guy years ago, he basically drank a lot of cough syrup to get high, and locked himself in a closet, for months at a time, the chemical is DXM, people call it robo-tripping I think? He had really bad parents, one that drank alcohol too much. He said it blocks part of your brain from working, similar to the feeling of being slightly drunk. There was even an offensive cartoon where a lot of the elementary kids were doing it. I saw something online yesterday, some high school kids were trying to get flavored tobacco e-cigarette/ vape-cigars banned, mango, creme brule, mint, etc. It sounded like A LOT of under 18 year old high school kids were doing it, in between classes, not sure the state, in the bathroom, and sometimes even in class when the teacher wasn't looking. One kid was even 13, middle school. How very sad. But if you read the some of the comments after the video, some said, I vape, for about a year, almost everyday, but I'm not addicted, on and on, in multiple comments. And there was a kid that asked a random guy at a gas station to buy him a $50 starter kit, and gave him $10 extra to keep. It just amazes me how any body smokes now. It's pretty rare to sell the cigarettes that are supposedly on tobacco and no additives, with the Native American on the front of the box. Maybe four boxes a month, verses probably a hundred more toxic ones.
Its also pretty common to hear people without a prescription getting Xanax or addirrol - basically meth, or something similar, from there friends, to study for college tests.
I've even seen videos where famous heart doctors say it is much more common that they have seen cholestrol and plaque/calcium build up on teenagers, instead of 40+ year old people. Not enough exercise and good food and too much animal foods. I've also said before, at my grocery store job, it's common to see American people buy $100 or more of groceries, all processed, nothing or rarely raw, like fruits and vegetables. Mostly apples, bananas, and oranges. Bananas don't make sense to me to eat, there's no seeds and there's a mold/bacteria right now that could wipe them all out, because it's the same cloned tree.
Then a person from overseas like China/Japan/India, or South American descent person, regularly buys only fruits and vegetables, some rice and meat that they have to cook themselves, rarely microwavable food, junk food or candy, and they look much healthier, of course.
Kids are so messed up now, I'm seeing why you keep saying that you'll be surprised if people live past 40. Chemiclas in the water, especially birth control chemicals, were blamed in the Thames river in London years ago, a lot of the fish were sterile. Because there was no way to filter it out. I'm sure that's why there are so many people confused on their gender now.
The scientists on the news programs after interviewing these kids were saying, if you are going to do tobacco, wait until you are over 25, according to them, it's when your brain and body stop developing/ mature.
But, it's extremely common for musical "artists", especially rappers, to smoke pot in their videos, and event say it, or other drug names in their songs, one guy that's really popular drinks something he calls syrup, that's supposedly, basically a lot of drugs mixed together, he's covered in tatoos as well. Or he could just be acting? I've heard that you can't donate blood if you have had a tatoo within a year previous of trying to donate. I've also hear some people say that tatoos are addictive, once you get one, you want to get more and more.
Drug use is just going to get worse, sadly, especially when celebrities do it, and don't have DEA agents raiding their house. I would LOVE to see that happen, but it never will.