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How many gays don’t actively use recreational drugs? I feel like I’m an outlier in the community.

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I’m glad you received affirmation that you are not the only one out there who has decided to refrain from recreational drugs. I appreciate the person who said they tried once. I used to be a regular user of recreational drugs but as I got older it was no longer fun... it felt stupid, so I stopped. I agree with the person who said it’s about your community; as I grew, my community changed and that fostered my change. Can’t say I don’t miss the good times but I appreciate the safety and piece of mind refraining brings.

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Ditto D3. I loved the circuit scene when I was in my 20s, and all that came with it. I also had a social circle that was into it. It became less enjoyable as I got older and life changed, so my social group changed. Depending on what it is and the situation, if something is offered to me I might (though very rare) partake now (in my late 40s), but I don’t seek out anything beyond alcohol, and I never feel pressured to take part. If you feel like you’re the only one who doesn’t do drugs and it’s bothering you, then maybe you need to re-examine your social environment and make some changes.

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I don’t use drugs, but I drink probably more than I should and am trying to cut down. I admire / respect people who can do things in moderation or appreciate their surroundings without chemical assistance : )

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Not here!

If you include alcohol it’s like 0. But I haven’t really encountered other (hard) drugs that much. Unless you’re into the clubbing scene I guess

"...but all consultants do..."

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I don’t 🧚‍♂️

I don’t use drugs or weed and I often feel judged because of it

Isn’t weed a drug?

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I drink alcohol, but I don't use any drugs illegal at the federal level. Btw, caffeine (which I avoid) is a recreational drug too.

How to define drug? Does popper count? Coffee? Sugar?

No. I drink in moderation and that’s it (maybe two drinks a week max with most weeks being nothing)

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