I like playing games high. I admit it. When I was a kid I’d get really fucked up then go kill people on quake (No.1 baby!) for hours. Nothing beats a friday night fight with shitloads of meth and twitchy kill counterstrike. Awesome.
Though right now I don’t want to talk about that.
On the weekend I was working at one of those huge festivals where everyone (40000 people) is on drugs. We didn’t have a single drug related fatality. We had 15 hospital transports from alcohol and 2 from GHB (nasty shit).
Here in the .au 12% of kids (20-29’s) have tried or are regular uses of mdma. That’s around about 300,000 people. Of those 50% use it monthly – weekly.
It made me wonder. So looked up some stuff.
In the last year we’ve had 1 reported death from mdma.
In the last year, from one state (NSW) in the same age bracket (a comparable population size) there were around 190 fatal car crashes.
I know its kinda like comparing apples to oranges. Its not like people eat pills all day to get to work. Then again 33% of the fatal crashes happened on fri-sat night between 10pm-5am.
The stats almost say "stay out, its safer".
I know its not game relevant but I found it interesting. So I thought I’d share