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bodaciousboner

And that’s how you become an alcoholic


Noobkids

Been there done that. The trick is to switch your substance of choice daily so you don't build up as much tolerance


milkinhisveins

But what if you only like one


Noobkids

You got me there. I guess try something new every day until you like a few more


Random_Guy_47

Yes. Don't want to wind up an alcoholic so I guess I'll have beer on Mondays, heroin on Tuesdays, junk food on Wednesdays, cocaine on Thursdays and Friday I'll order a hooker.


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AbsolutelyUnlikely

Exactly. I'd recommend swapping out the coke for molly and the heroin for a light dose of mushrooms the rest sound good though


heyzeus_

Molly once a week is probably worse for you than coke or heroin once a week tbh


brazzledazzle

Isn’t the problem with most molly/ecstasy is that it’s mixed with amphetamines?


heyzeus_

Cutting can be a problem for sure, but MDMA on its own is *super* harsh on your serotonin system. If you don't allow sufficient time to recover (4-6 weeks) you can cause long-term or even potentially permanent damage. Cocaine and heroin though are typically not that harmful in moderation; the problem is that moderation can be extremely difficult.


psychomuesli

Which is less bad for you than taking mdma every week..


AbsolutelyUnlikely

ayyyy you might be right but it's worth it


dogsfuckedthepope_

Nah man, molly's one of those things where moderation is *really* important.


throwawaysech

Molly is definitely a Friday drug, need the weekend to recover.


AbsolutelyUnlikely

Yeah that's a good point. Probably just swap it with hooker day. Hookers are cheaper on Thursdays anyway.


rahrahgagaga

I prefer mine on Tuesday. Two for one price and the Barn 'o Sloots.


ScumHimself

And swap the Molly to once every 2-3 months. Ketamine could go in there too.


echo-ld

don't forget gambling all your money away on Saturdays


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Not-Clark-Kent

Hot take


born-to-ill

Yeah, he’s right. Heroin dangers are overdose and shitty product from sketchy dealers along with blood borne transmission of disease. Alcohol just destroys your organs and brain. It’s just culturally acceptable. Heroin withdrawals make you wish someone killed you. Alcohol withdrawals *will* kill you. (Due to glutamate rebound causing seizures, etc.) Full disclosure: I’ve never done heroin


flgsgejcj

This whole "alcohol worse than heroin" take I see on Reddit all the time is so dumb. The likelihood of developing a crippling addiction to one is astonishingly higher than the other, not to mention opioids are statistically the most difficult substance to discontinue use of compared to any other substance on the planet. Anyone who thinks this shit has zero personal experience with opioid addiction.


PM_ME_MH370

Heroin withdrawals can also very actually kill you


Jthumm

The problem is heroin is cut with fentanyl fairly often, which is lethal in low doses. [here](https://s.hdnux.com/photos/62/57/16/13300618/3/1200x0.jpg) is a comparison of lethal doses, heroin is still a terrible idea but if we followed suit with Portugal I’d imagine death rates would plummet.


TheDongBong

I think weed and junk food on Wednesdays is a better combo


Longjumping_Gap_6662

Yes but please throw meth somewhere during the work week to help Amp up your productivity at work


ManateeHoodie

I've heard crack is pretty relaxing after a hard day


ButtersTG

In your case drinking milk every day isn't bad, but try to drink water too.


PM_ME_YOUR_WOW_UI

Just fake a heroin addiction until you form a real heroin addiction.


MysticUniKitty

This is why I now have 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 gerbils, 4 rabbits, and 56 chickens.


thecorninurpoop

This is why I have like 60 houseplants


MuteNae

I've got 4 pots full of dirt and an empty aquarium


sly_snootles

Drug cycling is A++ if you can source substances safely and affordably. Gotta know what you're doing though, as it's very easy to fuck up brain chemistry with various drug interactions


Jkj864781

Like don’t smoke crack the week after heroin amirite?


sly_snootles

Nah just don't do shitty street drugs in general


Emergency-Anywhere51

go for the high class white people drugs that come in pill form


Jkj864781

Oh but mine are homegrown


a_monkeys_head

What's your favourite rotation?


jwp75

I read the first post , almost replied, read this, realized I'm likely on the downhill part of this.


Noobkids

Yeah, probably best to turn back.


jwp75

Haha back to post 1


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darkgreensweater

Had a bud that would do something called moke Monday


mr_bedbugs

Meth?


Sarvos

A hit a day keeps the doctor away.


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just a little bit, as a treat


FiredForIncompetence

A little bit will keep you awake for the next 12 hours.


FirstEvolutionist

I avoided alcohol. And that's how I got fat.


Moose6669

Im a beer drinker. That's how I'm a fat alcoholic.


AssistantManagerMan

That's why I'm opting for piss beer like Michelob more often lately. I'm a huge craft brew aficionado, but when I just want something fizzy and boozy not chock full of calories, a light lager will do the trick.


Separate_Sea5444

Me, staring into the mirror after a year of "little treats": Why have I gained so much weight


Secure-Imagination11

Leave us alone


Resdret

Who is us? You got a turd in your pocket?


dinosaur_pajamas

Don’t you dare bring Gerald into this


A-SWITCH-IN-TIME

I'm a 26 yr old American rapidly approaching my second (official) housing crisis with little to no ability to gather liquid assets. Substance abuse is how we cope with that.


theycallmeponcho

The weird thing is that this current housing crisis looks to be more than a few countries, or a few city in them.


Zorzarix

It really does seem to be that way. From what I gather on Reddit the USA has a huge homeless problem and lots of people live in vans. Housing prices in New Zealand are through the roof. My friend in Paris can't seem to afford to move out from her parents house. I pay €685 for 18m² which I can only afford because it's subsidized. So that's ~€250 of tax payer money in my landlord's pocket (the Netherlands). Oh and I even forgot to mention the Hong Kong cage dwellers


musclemanjim

After 2008 investment bankers realized that they can’t make a profit off of mortgages and individual homeownership without substantial risk. But they still wanna invest in housing because it’s such a captive market - demand is high but supply is limited, everyone needs it to survive and will pay any amount of money for it. So, these multi-trillion dollar investment banks like Blackrock and Deutsche Bank are becoming landlords. They have so much money that they can buy up whole swathes of homes in a city, for cash, well above market value, then rent them out for inflated prices. This obviously drives up home values and rents, even for people who aren’t selling or renting from them. I...honestly have no idea how this can be stopped either, and it doesn’t look like it’s gonna crash like 2008.


Toasted_Mallow

We’re just gravitating to the liquid assets we can afford!


Egghead2568

Ah fuck man it's too real


sanguinesolitude

I like a cocktail or two to take the edge off after a hard day. Its been like 18 months of hard days though lmao.


TannedBatman01

Or fat


SlimDirtyDizzy

Or obese. I was buying taco bell everytime I had a hard week, then everytime I had a hard day. All because I deserved it. Then all the sudden I was having it every Friday, most Saturdays, a lot of Sundays, then probably twice during the regular week.


theycallmeponcho

Or you get fat.


CodenameBuckwin

You mean other people don't eat sugar like it's the only thing that gives life meaning? (read: makes living tolerable)


TropicLush

This is how I developed a pretty severe binge eating disorder. It took more and more and more comfort as I spiraled lower and lower and lower. Six years later I’m still making good progress; the pandemic made things really tough with relapse but it’s slowly getting better.


RaynSideways

I keep going "Man, I didn't sleep well last night." Then I have to remind myself I haven't really "slept well last night" for like five years.


What_Do_It

>Tonight I'm definitely going to go to bed early and catching up on some sleep. Literally every morning for the past 20 years or so.


RaynSideways

Me at 11PM: I'm gonna go to sleep at midnight. Me at 3AM: God damnit.


What_Do_It

It's okay you'll just finish what your doing real quick and then... wait why is it getting light outside?


RaynSideways

"Just gonna do one more thing on this game then go to bed."


local_meme_dealer45

Currently writing this at 3:13 AM, can confirm.


used2011vwjetta

Okay dude, you didn’t need to call me out like this.


Cedocore

Only thing that changed that for me was losing my job. I've been catching up on sleep and working on being healthier and happier for 3 months now and it's been truly helpful. Not looking forward to working again.


Yvews

People only get one treat a week? Need at least like 2 a day to keep from just lying on the floor all day


Grzmit

People get treats? What if nothing you do makes you happy anymore and your “hobbies” feel like chores? Thats always fun right?


Tylensus

That's anhedonia.


jwp75

I just call it depression but that sounds nicer


Tylensus

Anhedonia is a symptom of depression.


voidspaceistrippy

When you find out something new about your diagnosis on Reddit.


Tylensus

Depression's a pretty complicated illness, to be fair. The only (temporary) cure for the anhedonia symptom I've found is LSD. Feels like a mental vacation, but based on your name I suspect you may be familiar already.


voidspaceistrippy

I've recently started smoking weed regularly on my days off. It's almost harmful because my depression does go away a bit, but so does all of my biased view of humanity, I can understand things better, which in turn makes me feel more sad.


Tylensus

Understanding can certainly inspire cynicism, but I think it's the mark of a miraculous person to understand and still retain hope. I kinda just tapped out and went the way of apathy. At this point I take in all the ridiculousness the world has to offer, both good and evil, as a form of entertainment, not so much as a participant who picks sides and fights for beliefs in this and that. I hope you navigate the haze with grace.


inxsa95

If you’re already at that stage with weed when you’ve only just started smoking I suggest you quit before it’s too late. Those feelings will only get worse and result in more paranoia and just general unhappiness.


yooguysimseriously

I just always called it “listlessness”


Tylensus

The two terms are certainly very close in meaning. Anhedonia's simply a clinical term, while listlessness seems more the tool of a poet.


RealAccountNameHere

🎶When you sit and don’t cry But you also don’t try Anhedonia🎶


eklect

Diabetes is simply an aggregated report of successful executions of this plan.


the_warmest_color

Not if your treat is Bionicles


secondsithter

Big brain time


TheRunningFree1s

>Big Bionical Time FTFY


secondsithter

Especially if you combine them


secondsithter

Especially if you combine them


aawagga

Especially if you combine them


Prathmun

But those are super hard to chew.


Arctica23

If by "little treat" you mean "increasingly unhealthy volumes of cannabis", then yes


Legbail

You’re not alone


MassFamine

Bro my lungs cant keep up. Feels like im drowning 24/7


ShadyNite

Bruh, are you me? I'm up to an ounce a week :-(


Puzzled-Succotash202

U could get a dry herb vape. I saved a lot of money with em


ExplicitPandemonium

Dang dawg making me feel good about my 1g cart a week lmao


SLaSZT

Been there. Try vaping. Got me down to an ounce a month, and I can make brownies with the leftovers.


JoelMahon

I eat pizza for 2/3rds of my calories


Gerb_mcHerb

Same, the rest is Doritos cause I drink redbull light


orionsbelt05

The only thing that brings me pleasure in life is constant, small, performative acts of consumerism and I hate myself for it so much.


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I'm glad this is being talked about because I used to think it was just me but... it's not it's just a symptom of a large problem everyone seems to be suffering from


enderflight

Monkey brain likes *stuff* and it’s hard to snap out of it once that dopamine path has been forged. I just make myself feel at least a little better by going out of my way to support small businesses or ethical chocolate or whatever. My ‘treat’ this week was some chocolate. Vote with your dollar, ha. Being mindful of what I consume is at least setting me on the right path even if I haven’t gone the whole way, I think.


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That's a good way to fight back I guess. At the very least it'll take away the guilt that thinks about the ethical or environmental dilemma...


sirwillups

Try weed.


comprehensivefocus

Love weed but still consumerism


CampbellArmada

This is why Jeff Bezos just went to space, because Amazon has become mine and many others newest addictions. Having packages coming in the mail is exciting and lights up the fun parts of my brain. It gives me the G O O D C H E M I C A L S.


Limbo61507

I got a really good job last year. I work for a major player in my industry, and I run four states. I changed careers, and it's been a rough few years since I've had a decent paycheck. I still think "money can't buy happiness" is a stupid and tone deaf thing to say, but I'm starting to understand why people say it. I've already gone from buying the things I've always wanted, to giving it all away, and I'm scarcely any happier for it. Being comfortable makes a HUGE difference, but being wealthy absolutely does not. It's just like chasing a high, the more you indulge, the more fleeting it is.


bigboyssmalltoys

As someone who got out of uni a while back and got a great paying job, I completely get how being comfortable is the goal. I’ve spent like crazy since I was always broke in college, but now I don’t have the time to even think about what I could do with it, let alone use the stuff I really wanted and ended up buying. I sit here typing this after ending my day feeling overworked af and barely able to stay up. Honestly feels like it’s not worth it anymore.


Isaybased

Save that shit and live on a farm when you turn 30


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thucydidestrapmusic

Crazy to think this one quick post could end up changing the entire financial trajectory for multiple people (or even families).


MysticUniKitty

I did! The farm took it all, well I think the chickens stole it.


megalurkeruygcxrtgbn

That doesn't sound comfortable.


vegetabloid

And all of a sudden it's all about free time. If you are interested in observing where did it go and how to bring it back, you might want to look at this picture and read the article. https://images.app.goo.gl/JeCbN12c1LS356KAA


Adrienskis

Honestly, it’s been downhill since the other option went away. I think that a 4-day week, as is pushed by many degrowth reformers, is a great idea.


vegetabloid

4 hrs won't happen. May be for extra high qualified personnel, but not for the majority. We're heading straight to XIXth century, lads.


FrigidDragon

He means 4 days a week for a 32 hour week. And I think it's definitely a possibility, already happening in some trades. Maybe different in America though.


SpeaksDwarren

Fun fact, a 13th century English peasant only spent about half as much time working as the average modern American worker, childcare and housework included. It's even worse if you work full time.


Eodai

In the 50s and 60s a person could work 40 hours a week with a stay at home spouse,a house, a car or two, and go on vacation with minimum wage. Then, when women joined the work force, they could have split that 40 hours into both taking 20 hours a week or getting payed double if both spouses worked 40 hours a week. Instead, both work 40 hours and we get payed the same as 1 person did in 1960. It doesn't make sense.


StevieNickers

I had a similar experience going from living paycheck-to-paycheck to living with my well-off parents while I finish school. I would always buy myself little presents and treats to make myself feel better about living in a shoebox in a dirty city. Now, I'm perfectly content with 3 square meals and going about my day. It's a wonder what not having to worry about providing for yourself can give you, as far as happiness goes.


Beemo-Noir

Man, I’ve had great jobs. Where I never needed to worry about money. I’ve worked terrible jobs where I barely scrape by. And you know what? I’ve been fucking miserable through all of it. It’s not that I’m lazy, I work hard jobs. I just hate working in general. All I want is my cabin in the woods and a garden to tend to. I just want to chill and live, and love. But the real world hardly has time for that. And I think that’s why I can’t find happiness. Like I’m an ill-fitting cog in the machine of this reality. Bums me out man. A happy life seems so close, yet just out of reach. :/ Edit: I guess it really is the little things in life, like some kind words from internet strangers. Thanks everyone. I hope that one day, we can all find our way.


ivegivenupimtired

Yea I’ve been seeing a bunch of vids about people having honest to god adventures. Trekking across countries, riding motorcycles through deserts and mountains. While I sit in a cubicle having hardly enough free time to keep up with chores and having only enough energy to just sit and watch mindless tv after work. And this is just…how it is for millions. Perhaps I should be grateful I have a job but it does not mean I’m happy.


SilverMcFly

I'd rebel if I wasn't so exhausted.


Limbo61507

Wage slavery is bullshit. There should be a viable way to opt out of the rat race, go make DMT on a mountain somewhere pretty and nice.


-my_unique_username-

I'm pretty sure that's what most people would choose for themseleves if the war on drugs never happened. Hell, that's how our ancestors used to live.


Special_Clearance

Because that is how humans were designed to live.


-my_unique_username-

Maybe, but I'd phrase it as that's how humans evolved to live.


Beemo-Noir

Man, I’m so close to saying fuck it all, and dumping my life into van I can live in and travel. For real though, I know it sounds hippie dippy, but fuck this system. I know I’ll never be happy in it. I know I’ll always feel like I don’t fit in. The alcoholism, the drug addictions. It’s all because of it. I’m sober now, and my mind is clearer. And it’s only become a heavier burden.


Limbo61507

Man, nothing wrong with being a hippie at heart. I've never really changed, I just shower more and wear darker colors haha. Only fools would want to conform to such a broken system.


Beemo-Noir

I see everyone else around me fitting in to this system, they’re able to find happiness, and I just can’t. It breaks my heart. Sometimes I feel like I’ve been doomed to be me. :(


Special_Clearance

Some would say that you just haven’t found your “place” yet. I also feel that it is possible that we aren’t really supposed to live this way therefore what you are feeling is just true nature. I too feel the same as you. I never seemed to fit in. I got lucky enough to stumble unknowingly onto a great career for myself. I am lucky in that my job helps people who truly need help and that is why I do it. But in general I’ve never fit in the corporate culture. That part kills me. I’ve been told that I have depression. Personally I feel like most people with depression feel like we feel. Because it is not truly human nature to live in big cities or slave our lives away so we can go home just to sit and watch tv. A lot of those people you say fit in are also dying inside and that is why depression and other mental illnesses are on the rise and people are going postal more often and in increasing severity. Hang in there. Follow your heart and you will find happiness one day.


ArthurMorgansHorse

Jesus man these are words of truth. Keep searching and find what does give you happiness then work towards that as hard as possible. Life comes in the little things in life like ice cream on a hot day or drinking with friends. Live to live and love what you live.


PleaseDontRespond2Me

Your dreams are healthy & normal. The way the rich people exploit us is what’s broken


MykFreelava

What about buying experiences? Like skydiving, or learning to fly light aircraft?


Limbo61507

Now that kinda thing I'm all about. Crazy adventures are what I *live for.* Better when shared with friends, of course.


ivegivenupimtired

Flight school is like $10k is it not? Least the one near me is.


Incursus

Best way to do it is to join a flying club that takes students.


Drfilthymcnasty

That phrase is exactly for someone with a comfortable amount of money. It’s intention is to show that if you have enough money to live comfortably (house, vacations, some toys, etc…) and you still are not happy then lack of money is not the reason you are unhappy and more money will not make you happy.


PleaseDontRespond2Me

I think we need to reframe the goal as contentment rather than happiness. Being greatful for what you have is a practice. Happiness is a race you’ll never finish.


Limbo61507

Happiness be dammed, I demand constant euphoria!


Parhelion2261

Well look at this fancy guy who can afford his necessities without having to cry


Urban_Savage

> I still think "money can't buy happiness" is a stupid and tone deaf thing to say It's also a lie. Clinically, money absolutely can and does buy happiness... right up until you make 85K a year. After that, diminishing returns to the point of costing happiness with each increase.


KittieKollapse

Serious diminishing returns after 80k a year


Shmooperdoodle

This is a perfect description of why dieting and exercise right now is 84928492947938 times harder than it was in the past.


Bentendo24

Literally how i became a drug addict


purest_blue_nugget

It takes two when it used to take one


NiceNihilist

I just finished reading Civilized to Death - The Price of Progress by Christopher Ryan. Everyone is feeling like you. I learned so much. Great read.


Paintedsoda

Me, except no tough weeks, just convincing myself I deserve “treats”


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Now I treat myself by feeling good about the personal growth of not having to treat myself to feel good. Eventually I will feel good about just how good I feel at the moment. I think that's what they mean by reaching nirvana.


RAGING_VEGETARIAN

> I’m going to let you in on a little secret: every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it; don’t wait for it; just let it happen. It could be a new shirt in the men’s store, a cat nap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot, black, coffee. Agent Dale Cooper, *Twin Peaks*


TheLost_Chef

true


Total_Unicorn

That's why I drink


Pmmenothing444

Water right? Or perhaps milk??


chairzaird

Possibly juice???


Redwolfjo3

If your garden has weeds everyday, pull weeds everyday


Code_Noob_Noodle

So what's the solution doc? Tell me straight


Jjooeeyy34

This is so me. I’m literally on the verge of tears


confused_visionary

Isn’t this…. Depression?


Vast_Philosophy_9027

It also can get paired with this was an excellent week I did well let me reward myself.


High_Functioningish

Me bingeing on chocolate or some sort of sugar every day for making it through the day.


maintain_improvement

By Tuesday of every week, I’m just surviving until the weekend


Rabid_Chocobo

Man, I worked at a restaurant for a couple years. Once in a while I would go out for drinks with my coworkers at the end of the night to let off some steam, get a little drunk, eat some bar chips and quesadillas, and bitch about customers we had for the day. On tough days at work, days like this were a much needed respite. Eventually it came to the point that every day was a tough day and I hated being there every second I was there, so I went out every night. After I left that job I had no money at all saved up, because I just spent my paychecks as I got them. Two years working full time with no money to show for it by the end. Oof


AdmirableAnimal0

I’ve literally just stopped this habit, thank you for reinforcing how utterly fucking weak I was 👍


RPsodapants

Please tell me how you stopped so I can do the same.


Puzzled-Succotash202

“Just do it”-shrek


Skylinerr

"I understand there’s a guy inside me who wants to lay in bed, smoke weed all day, and watch cartoons and old movies. My whole life is a series of stratagems to avoid, and outwit, that guy.” -Anthony Bourdain Yeah unfortunately good old fashion self discipline and forcing yourself is the only way.


tootie

https://www.theonion.com/woman-constantly-treating-herself-for-once-1819571517


Andypapii

I do that with food 😬


-DeadlyNightshade

i don’t even buy myself anything nice. buying food is my treat


pichael288

This is exactly how drug addiction works


BuddhistNudist987

I've told myself "This is the worst year of my life" every year for at least the last seven years.


Commissar_Genki

You are experiencing lifestyle creep. Go without treats for two weeks to reset your subjective values before continuing to generate profits for your local corporation.


HelloImMe24

That’s me with alcohol now (:


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Welcome to being alive and an adult where pretty much everyone has to abuse one or more substances to make it thru day to day life.


DarthMaulsAnger1

And next thing you know you're knuckle deep in a cheesecake.


the_steep

Self love and self care are very important Your love language is gifts Care for yourself by indulging in treats to fight off the panorama depressions


teruma

In moderation, otherwise it becomes vice.


the_steep

I love vice. Jasmine is my favorite


the_warmest_color

Sounds bad lol


the_steep

Whaaat? How could that possibly be bad?


teruma

try heroin next /s


RoscoMan1

Nahhh If u went to a bar and test this out, will report back


purest_blue_nugget

It takes two when it used to take one


NfamousKaye

Same.


CitroenAgences

That’s way too close men.


xrp_reddit_guy

This is me lol


larakj

Ya’ll getting treats??