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  • 2 years ago

    People have been looking for ways to get high and feel euphoric for thousands of years.

  • 2 years ago

    I agree, although do you mean the novelty of the act of doing the drugs, or the effects once on the drugs?

  • 2 years ago

    I think an interesting debate can be about whether or not the drive for novelty is in fact an innate behavior. I'm not entirely convinced on that point, although I do think psychoactive drugs satisfy this desire

  • 2 years ago

    Natural? Psychoactive drugs are not natural. The use of drugs is also not a 'natural' behavior. Wanting to change your brain chemistry is pretty unnatural if you ask me

    • 2 years ago

      @riley88 Many events, both endogenous and exogenous, change brain chemistry. Why discriminate?

      All societies throughout history have used substances of some kind; many substances come from nature. Drugs can alter consciousness with hogh efficenecy and efficacy.

      Also, animals use them as well. Check out the book: Intoxication by Ronald K Siegal PhD, he explains the drive to alter consciousness is like a 4th primal drive.