Originally Posted by Frank_Case
Here's a novel idea. Stay off the drugs.
kind of lifestyle prude, but there might be a lesson in a line from the Bob Dylan song about the bandit, John Wesley Hardin*:
"... to live outside the law
you must be honest..."
In other words, if you throw off the 'paternalistic/maternalistic' shackles of societal convention in this regard, you are, in effect, putting yourself in a position of responsibility with regard your life and actions. If you're going to use drugs, you either have to be smart about it -- or face the all too drearily familiar consequences.
Or, another way... if you've grazed out one pasture, perhaps it's time to try another.
Yet a different way: "One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." (Often attributed to Albert Einstein -- but more likely coined by mystery writer, Rita Mae Brown.)
Or to put it in vinyl kiddie terms, if your groove has become a rut, time to put on another side.
*Who didn't appear to be such a cool guy in real life