We all take drugs. Some are legal, some are illegal, and all of them are awesome. Let's share some stories about which ones we like and why we like them; purely from a scientific view of course . Feel free to throw in background information as well, not just "well I took meth, liked it, and now i scratch my face so jesus doesn't kill me lawl." My favourites are caffeine and amphetamines. Caffeine In grade 11 I had to do a research paper on an illegal drug of my choice and present it to the class. I picked cocaine and went with the motif that cocaine was nature's cure all for the blues because it increased dopamine production in the brain (dopamine is responsible for feelings of euphoria). Jump ahead 4 years to 2005 - Shawn is seriously depressed and needs help. I tried Paxil and nearly killed myself while taking it, so that wasn't the answer. I eventually remembered my cocaine research paper and immediately started searching for an inexpensive alternative. To my surprise, I found that caffeine is very similar to cocaine in how it affects the body. Both are stimulants, both increase dopamine production, both can be freebased if you feel so inclined, both suppress appetite, and both are very addictive. The only real difference is cost; cocaine is $80 per gram, caffeine is $0.80 per gram ($8 for a bottle of 100 pills 100mg each). As soon as I started taking in huge amounts of caffeine, my depression went away completely and I feel like I'm king of the world. My attention span is much better, I'm more talkative, I actually feel like going out and meeting people; I feel great. Such amazing results and it only costs about $0.48 per day (6 pills per day). That's literally half the cost of those damn Paxil pills I tried taking before. Amphetamines They have the same basic effect as cocaine and caffeine, but it's done a different way and leaves more of a relaxed feeling so you're not all jittery. Great for social occasions, but not for depression because of the high cost (being illegal kinda makes things expensive). Ephedrine is very similar but it doesn't quite have the same mood altering effects. Try not to buy into the hype the media pushes about meth being the scourge of our cities; it's really not. Do you have a problem with ravers? I sure don't, and basically all of them take meth. Ever heard of "Ecstasy"? Its sometimes called MDMA which is short for 3,4-methyldioxymethamphetamine. Meth bad? Never has been, never will be. So what's your drug of choice and why?