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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by philly, Jan 31, 2002.

  1. philly

    philly Junior Member

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    for those of you already accepted to medical school, take a step back, enjoy the position you're in, and light up some cronic! this should make you feel better. overall, it's the most competitive and noble field of study to pursue. it's one of the only professions that you can continually challenge yourself, establish yourself in a community, make a good living, and actually help people. be proud and grateful to have the opportunity to be in medical school!!!
     
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  3. UCLA2000

    UCLA2000 7+ Year Member

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    I don't know about you but I don't want my future physician addicted to any drugs....
     
  4. Ranger Bob

    Ranger Bob Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Somebody fill me in here. What is "cronic"?
     
  5. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    God forbid if a medical student got a little baked. Relax UCLA2000, don't be such a stereotypical premed!

    Besides, if you only knew the extent to which physicians (mostly residents) abused stimulants--e.g. amphetamines, cocaine, methylphenidate, etc., you'd be squirming in your overly-uptight pants...

    Relax. It'll do 'ya good. ;)

    :)
     
  6. The Fly

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  7. C U in MD school

    C U in MD school Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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  8. idiot

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    I'm horribly embarrassed, no, completely ashamed of the primitive lifestyle I've apparently lead in college, having almost no experience whatsoever with the term "chronic."

    Clearly, you are much more sophisticated and refined than I.
     
  9. idiot

    idiot Member 7+ Year Member

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    Just sitting here stewing in my humiliation.
     
  10. Darwin

    Darwin 10+ Year Member

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    Hey GG16 - believe me, UCLA2000 is not a typical premed...just anti-drug. He's more a typical law-abiding citizen.
     
  11. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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  12. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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  13. johnM

    johnM Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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  14. BushBaby

    BushBaby Nipplelina 10+ Year Member

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    I know a couple of people (school mates mostly) smoking who smoke lala but they don't have a problem quitting. I know two atheletes (tracker runners) who do they and they are at the top of their game. They always take a few puffs before an event. You would be surprised to see the smartest guy in your class smoking a little weed now and then.
    I don't think it's as addicting as other drugs out there.....one of the track runners I know just "quit" due to the random drug testing his school has.....he has a full athletic scholarship and he doesn't want a stupid stick of weed to screw that up.
     
  15. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    I was a paramedic during college and as such, was exposed to far more drugs (my patients!!) than I otherwise would have been. I really had no idea how sheltered and privileged I was until I worked in EMS and encountered the less glamourous half of the drug world...

    Personally I cannot stand pot--It makes me feel retarded for about a week afterwards--but regardless, some VERY intelligent people I know do get baked pretty regularly.

    Posted by: Darwin
     
  16. chem01

    chem01 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    whats the lounge?
     
  17. UCLA2000

    UCLA2000 7+ Year Member

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    Darwin thx bro. He hit it right on the nose. I'm not your stereotypical premed. I just think that it's very dangerous for premeds and med students to use drugs because as physicians we will have access to all of that stuff. It's a recipe for disaster which could result in the loss of your medical license AND the death of a patient. I grew up in an area where I saw my close friends throw away their lives and dreams to drug addictions. Believe me...there's nothing stereotypical about me.
     
  18. vanhorn

    vanhorn Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    you dont have to be addicted to weed to know what chronic is....ever heard of dr. dre? anyone, anyone?
     
  19. nitemagi

    nitemagi Senior Member Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    Too bad I've been clean for . . .10 years. Damn has it been that long.
     
  20. DarksideAllstar

    DarksideAllstar you can pay me in bud 7+ Year Member

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    I have seen some of the smartest kids here at UCSF lite one up at some parties. I think as long as its only pot it can't hurt anymore than drinking a little vodka now and then.
     
  21. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

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    I really can't believe that some of you didn't know what chronic was...very surprising... <img src="graemlins/wowie.gif" border="0" alt="[Wowie]" /> <img src="graemlins/laughy.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughy]" />
     
  22. eek gad. Didn't we all go through this with the 'smoking pot in med school' thread or better yet, the 'smoking crack in med school' thread?
    And no. Pot is not physically addictive. Ack. And btw, I think the greatest disservice (spell check that please) the drug war did was put pot and every other drug on the same plane in the eyes of Barbara Bush and society. But anyways. Sorry. Who put this soap-box under me?
     
  23. some of the people here are way too critical about smoking pot. none of us is such a loser that we'll throw away our lives over it..look how far we've come. so when people on THIS site talk about it, their comments shouldn't be met with disdain or contempt or even lack of respect. anybody who doesn't know what chronic is, has lived a very sheltered life. someone who doesn't know THAT, probably knows little about what many people do in social situations. but one shouldn't feel defensive about it. now you know.
    and there's nothign wrong with smoking a little pot if you do it responsibly. and that's what we're talking about here. personally, i don't "get blunted" very often at all because it makes me feel stupid (well, actually it makes me much more analytical and intelligent..until i take that last puff that takes me into lala land of stupidity). but it's fun and doesn't have much consequence if used responsibly, which is what we're talking about here. personally, when i'm accepted, i'm definitely gonna spark up and have a couple drinks. it's pretty safe, and you guys that haven't tried it are missing out on an experience that is worth having just for the sake of having it. now if we were talking about cocaine, then forget it..there's too many risks, but pot?? come on folks, live a little. you should try almost everything just once (unless, the risks are too great).

    loosen up people. being all uptight about it will do to you what a strong, rigid catholic upbringing does to school girls. you'll all become coke heads during residencies.
     
  24. Trek

    Trek Grand Uranium Member 7+ Year Member

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    UCLA2000- i'm with you. I'm an ardent "anti-drug" person. Never touched anything in my life, and won't. But why should I stop someone else? most of my boys light up a little ganja once in a while- i just get some fresh air when they do. Take care --Trek
     
  25. DarksideAllstar

    DarksideAllstar you can pay me in bud 7+ Year Member

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    A.Caveman- you couldn't have put it better my brotha.
     
  26. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Okay...I see that I need to reply again. ;)

    Posted by: UCLA2000
     
  27. UCLA2000

    UCLA2000 7+ Year Member

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    1. Pot IS physically addictive, and people DO go through withdrawels. Call a drug addiction specialist if you don't believe me.

    2. By making this comment "I just think that it's very dangerous for premeds and med students to use drugs because as physicians we will have access to all of that stuff."

    I wasn't specifically referring to marijuana. I was saying that physicians have access to addictive substances and a history of drug abuse doesn't mix well with access to addictive substances.

    3. "Dude...don't be such a narc!"

    Do you even know what a Narc is???

    Saying that it's dangerous to use addicted substances when you have access to many of them does NOT make someone a narc.

    A narc is the same thing as a snitch. People seriously got killed for snitching where I came from (no I'm not joking), and it's not a word that should be thrown around lightly.
     
  28. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    UCLA2000 - I don't believe anyone's going to get killed on SDN for calling someone a 'narc'. It may be a tough neighborhood in some forums, but not that tough.

    And this is the first I've of marijuana's being physically addictive. What are the withdrawal symptoms?

    Andrew
     
  29. the only symptom i've ever heard the weed gives you is something called "amotivational syndrome." the name explains everything..and if you've ever seen how much a stoner gets done/ week, you know what it means. i've never heard of withdrawals or physical addiction, however. and i also know that after a certain time period (short), all traces of it are gone from your body and you don't permanently stay "dumber."

    UCLA what hood you claim dogg? are you now or have you ever been a blood or a crip? :p

    "i heard you claimin' South Central, wait, you aint from my hood, yall hoes from South Gate. Comin with a voice high pitched, the B in B-Real must stand for BITCH" Ice Cube~~Westside Connection~~
     
  30. UCLA2000

    UCLA2000 7+ Year Member

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    Kutasha I'd greatly appreciate it if you didn't take what I said out of context. I'm merely trying to convey the fact that using the word Narc or Snitch is not a joke, and it can actually get people in trouble in certain areas. Don't be ridiculous of course calling someone a snitch on SDN will not result in getting killed. That's making a mockery of the point that I was making.

    Trek ALL of my boyz lit up...but you know what? They're NOT going to be doctors and they WON"T have the access that physicians have. In addition Trek, if your boys use drugs that's their business, but if they're physicians using drugs then they're endangering their patients, and it's everyone's business.

    Caveman I don't claim.

    The area I grew up in was gang infested, and my friends were in several different gangs some of which included:

    Crips, J Boys, Darkside, VML's, Pearl Street.

    There were drive by's, and rampant drug use. I had gang banger friends, drug dealer friends, and friends that were killed in gang fights.

    I put my unique background to good use by volunteering in free clinics in South Central where there were tons of gang bangers.

    Like I said before. There are some words that shouldn't be taken lightly and Narc is one of them. I sure hope that clears things up because I'm NOT going to post on this topic again.
     
  31. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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  32. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oh my god... :eek:

    I believe that most of us were joking UCLA2000--there is seriously no need to get completely carried away with this topic.

    The irony of the seriousness (and inappropriateness) of your posts can be most easily ascertained by reading the absurdity of the original post.

    Relax...there is no need to 'brag' about how you know about drugs because your friends were in gangs and so forth. Seriously, you need to lighten up.

    Wow.

    <img src="graemlins/pity.gif" border="0" alt="[Pity]" />
     
  33. idiot

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    Cave posted:

    "anybody who doesn't know what chronic is, has lived a very sheltered life. someone who doesn't know THAT, probably knows little about what many people do in social situations"

    This, coming from someone with 320+ posts!!! Why don't you enlighten me further about "what people do in social situations."
     
  34. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Moving to the Lounge.
     

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