Just got harassed by a Junkie today.

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  1. Yil
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    I didn't brought my wallet and he ended up paying my lunch, but I almost had to 'pay back' afterward.
    Who invented drug anyway?
    By the way my last post shouldn't have been posted, and I'm really sorry it somehow got through.
     
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    Concerning poisons there is a phrase along the lines of there are no poisons, only poisonous doses.

    By similar token drugs are something of an artificial concept, and one that is actually really hard to pin down (see the "legal highs" and awful legal responses). Or if you prefer there are plenty of animals that eat things that make them end up a bit out of their heads, usually fermented fruit but there are other things, and have nothing to do with any human.
     
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    No, I mean when did the practice of non-lethal over-dose becomes prominent, that develop into what we have today? And even selling it as a form of profit as it chews through the last bit of everyone. There is no corruption greater than drug.
    My last build in Skyrim involves soul trapping all the skooma addicts and sacrificing them to Molag Bal, since nobody cares about junkies.
    Seriously though is there any life that has the ability to stop assimilation of certain substances after hitting a concentration, so that an overdose is impossible?
     
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    I fear your morals are getting in the way of the debate, I dare say most would approach the world of drugs (if there even is such a thing) rather differently than you. What then is an overdose in your book? Merely an altered mental state, risk of harm, long term harm, short term harm, side effects?

    Still I recall reading ancient Greek and ancient Roman texts with mention of people getting drunk ( http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/knowledge/arts/drinking ) so at least that long. A quick search for cuneiform mentions workers being paid in beer http://www.newhistorian.com/sumerian-workers-paid-beer-cuneiform-tablet-reveals/6740/ so that is 5000 years, though it seems a bit light on actually being drunk.

    There are many processes in most life forms that will see excess chemicals excreted if that is what you are asking, the whole system of tolerance playing to that one. Whether one exists that will limit a dose of something you wish to define as a drug, presumably under normal circumstances (there being a difference between eating something and swimming in a vat of it), to below some measure of effects is a different matter.

    Also for giggles have you seen https://news.weill.cornell.edu/news...vaccine-approved-for-clinical-study-in-humans ?
     
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    Apparently cocaine is so cut these days that the vaccine would be redundant.