I had already known it before that I think..
I used to say to people that alcohol was a drug and that if we were to inject alcohol with a needle into our arms or vein we would know that it was a drug but we drink it in cocktails and beer and wine so we think it's not a drug or at the very least it's an OK drug as long as we don't overdue it and in moderation.
I knew that it effects you so it had to be a drug.
You get drunk.
I was fifteen years old.
I'm not sure if I heard somebody else say it or I came up with this on my own.
I just knew it to be the truth.
I said it a lot of times to a lot of people over the years but nobody ever picked up on it but me.
The same way with sugar.
I knew from even a younger age.
I knew it effected us so it must be a drug.
Caffeine I instinctively knew was a drug.
Tobacco I never even thought about I just knew.
Then came marijuana and before that speed..
All this before I made my discovery..
The other thing I have always known is that drugs can't do things to us that are not already present in our bodies and body chemistry and mental processes.
Our instincts and feelings and senses.
They can't create things that don't exist in us.
They mimic whats already in us.
Like heroin and endorphins and dopamine.
They can't make what is not there.
They can alter and enhance and distort what is already a part of us.
It's still us.
They can exaggerate or reduce what already exists in us.
It's hard to explain..
It's still us is what I mean..
This is significant to me along with what drugs are and what drugs do.
All this leads to my being able to have made and the making of my discovery.
The effects of all these stimulants and what these stimulants are and what these stimulants do to us..