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View Poll Results: Have you ever used drugs, and if you have at what age did u start?
No, I've never used drugs 23 41.82%
I was 12 or younger 5 9.09%
I was 13-15 12 21.82%
I was 16-18 12 21.82%
I was 19+ 3 5.45%
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drug usage poll - February 17th 2012, 10:10 PM

Hey guys, I have a school assignment about teen drug usage and I need to know this

I also need to know if u used more then one drug, if you have what drug did u starts off with?

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Re: drug usage poll - February 17th 2012, 10:27 PM

I began smoking marijuana at 13. Yes, I've used other drugs too.
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Re: drug usage poll - February 17th 2012, 10:49 PM

I've never done drugs in my life.

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Re: drug usage poll - February 17th 2012, 11:02 PM

I tried weed aged 16, I was young and naive I thought it was just a simple roll up my friends offered me some so I tried it thinking it was a normal roll up had about 2 or 3 puffs they then told me it was weed.

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Re: drug usage poll - February 18th 2012, 01:32 AM

Didn't start drinking until I was 18 (if you count that as drugs). Tried weed & abused certain medications at 19. I guess I was a late bloomer for experimenting with certain things.
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Re: drug usage poll - February 18th 2012, 01:40 AM

I have never used, abused or tried any drugs. If you count alcohol as a drug, then I started drinking when I was 15-16 and still do, not often, but I do.

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Re: drug usage poll - February 18th 2012, 01:42 AM

I was seventeen the first time I tried weed. I haven't had it since.
I was thirteen when I first tried alcohol and I drank a lot until age seventeen. I've been sober since September 2011, I believe.
And, I've never tried any other drugs.
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Re: drug usage poll - February 18th 2012, 02:18 AM

I haven't had drugs before. I don't even know what they look like.

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Re: drug usage poll - February 18th 2012, 02:19 AM

Smoked my first cigarette at 14 (only smoked twice) and smoked weed at 15 as well as had my first beer at 15.

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Re: drug usage poll - February 18th 2012, 04:09 AM

I turned 14 in April 2011 and have been experimenting with cigarettes, weed and alcohol since June 2011 to this day.

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Re: drug usage poll - February 18th 2012, 06:04 AM

I started drinking when I was 13.
I tried weed for the first time when I was 14.
I've also abused certain medications.

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Re: drug usage poll - February 18th 2012, 08:45 AM

I was 18 when I tried weed. Only done it a couple times since.
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Re: drug usage poll - February 18th 2012, 09:22 AM

I've never done nor tried drugs.
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Re: drug usage poll - February 18th 2012, 09:40 AM

Started drinking sometimes at 10(Yea i know i was/am messed up) Started smoking weed and tobacco at 13, And tried shrooms twice.
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Re: drug usage poll - February 18th 2012, 10:10 AM

I haven't tried any drugs before and I don't tend to try now.

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Re: drug usage poll - February 18th 2012, 02:43 PM

Use pot every now and then and have tired crack,started usage of pot at 12 and a half and tried crack at 13.

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Re: drug usage poll - February 18th 2012, 03:13 PM

Started using pot when I was 16, continued with it until I was about 21.
Started drinking when I was 17, stopped with that shortly after my 21st birthday.
Snorted pills but that was only a couple times.

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Re: drug usage poll - February 18th 2012, 03:42 PM

I started when I was 16. I abused certain medications. When I was 17 I tried LSD once, and did PCP a couple times. When I was 18 I still abused certain medications (I was never addicted though I have now stopped entirely once my mom found out), and I started smoking marijuana on a regular basis. However, I have not smoked since I was 19.

Just to add in, I never drank or smoked cigarettes, and I intend to keep it that way.

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Re: drug usage poll - February 19th 2012, 05:12 PM

I've tried Weed a few times. The first time I smoked it, was close to my 15th birthday.

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Re: drug usage poll - February 19th 2012, 06:27 PM

I started smoking weed when I was sixteen. I still do it every so often as a social thing, but a lot less than I used to (mostly because my boyfriend is very anti-drugs.) Nothing else, as far as I can remember.

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Re: drug usage poll - February 20th 2012, 12:07 AM

I smoked marijuana for the first time on a wednesday at age 13. The following Friday, I used Ecstasy for the first time.

For the following 7 months, my friend and I, both completely new to recreational drug use, began buying 20 pills of ecstasy every single friday, and binging every weekend. A couple weeks after our first 'dance with adam', we had began using mushrooms- she used Acid, and seeing as how it effected her, it remains the one drug I have never and will not ever touch.
I've been clean from street drugs since these 7 months, years ago- but I used E more times than I could ever possibly count, mushrooms about 15 times, stole Dexedrine and Oxycodone, which I used way more than the street drugs, as well as used my fair share of crystal meth & cocaine, (which I am immune to the effects of.)

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Re: drug usage poll - February 20th 2012, 12:33 AM

Never tried or used drugs.
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Re: drug usage poll - February 20th 2012, 01:43 AM

I first smoked weed when I was 15, I have also done other drugs.
I started off with weed, then I tried hash and hash oil. I tried e once, but I hated it and never did it again. After that I tried shrooms, which I have done probably around 6-7 times.
I have also smoked coke, but it was because I didn't know the joint was laced until after we smoked it.


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Re: drug usage poll - February 20th 2012, 02:00 AM

I tried alcohol before 12, smoked tobacco for the first time at 13, smoked marijuana for the first time at 14. So it depends which one you consider to be a drug?

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Re: drug usage poll - February 20th 2012, 02:21 AM

I tried alcohol at 13 and got drunk quite a few times at that age, although I quit shortly thereafter. Presently, the only time I drink is at social events or alcohol (wine or brandy) I use while cooking. I was offered weed and shrooms but never took any.

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Re: drug usage poll - February 20th 2012, 07:33 AM

My sister got me hooked on marijuana for a very, very, brief period of time. Luckily ever since then, I have chosen to stay drug free.

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Re: drug usage poll - February 20th 2012, 10:04 AM

Let's see... If you want to count alcohol, I first drank [excessively] at 14, tried smoking marijuana various times between 14-18 (never got any "high" from it all those times, and now smoke for medicinal benefits), tried Ecstasy once when I was around 17, have abused various medications starting when I was about 12-13 (Tylenol at 10, other stuff as I got older), and have tried Shrooms (aka "Magic Mushrooms") a couple times recently, though with no results.

I'm 24 now, so I guess it's a bit different. These days, I smoke marijuana at least once a day (I get medical benefit out of it, in more than one way), but don't drink often, and only want to try Shrooms again because I've had absolutely no effect the 2 times I've tried them.

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