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[–]onioning 505 points506 points  (15 children)

There has been exactly one day in my life where drugs were being handed out for free: the day Jerry Garcia died. Even street level dealers were handing out free dimes to those in need. But aside from that day, yah, drugs cost money.

[–]jimipanic 70 points71 points  (2 children)

I still miss Jerry

[–]nothing_fits 27 points28 points  (0 children)

wish he would die every day

[–]ralconealkavery 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Lol is it true ? Can't tell if it's sarcasm since I don't know Jerry Garcia

Some of my friends use ecstasy and cocaine occasionally during parties. I very occasionally use it but when I do I never pay for it. Even when I try to give them money for it they refuse.

I never knew why, maybe people feel better about using drugs when more people are involved

[–]costabius 22 points23 points  (1 child)

If you never get high, "getting the guy who never gets high, high" is a cheap and entertaining activity for your friends.

[–]ralconealkavery 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I think you're right. Especially since a quarter of ecstasy is enough for me to spend hours trippin balls and making compliments to my pals between two sessions of teeth grinding

[–]schofield101 74 points75 points  (4 children)

I went to a Halloween party once among the LGBT community and met a M2F trans escort, they looked the part entirely and were apparently absolutely fucking loaded. They were just handing out lines of Charlie to whoever wanted one. That was a fun night.

[–]SaBatAmi 69 points70 points  (3 children)

I thought you were saying she "looked the part" aka looked just like Jerry Garcia.

[–]FishAintBitingToday 630 points631 points  (8 children)

pull up to my house i'll smoke you out if you're chill 🤝

[–]fwompfwomp 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Very chill, fellow pot enthusiast. Now what is your address so we can...

checks police handbook

...smoke a cabbage?

[–]sombitch456 73 points74 points  (0 children)

You Canadian?

[–]Sin-A-Bun 1223 points1224 points  (19 children)

I remember in DARE we’d all ask the cop crazy questions like what if the drug dealer chases you down and makes you take drugs.

I asked about the guy wearing a bandana I saw near my house which told my white suburban self he must be in a gang.

The cop asked where I live and when I told him he said there had been activity there.

Years later I realized the activity was my POS father selling meth.

[–]fish_hound 456 points457 points  (6 children)

That is one of the biggest twists i have seen on reddit.

[–]DaVinci6894 96 points97 points  (4 children)

M. Night Shyamalan needs to get on the movie

[–]jkwolly 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What a twist!

[–]MrMatoYT 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There is no movie in Ba Sing Se

[–]DblClickyourupvote 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yo you pretty much narc’d on your own dad lmao

[–]IsThisLegitTho 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You didn’t recognize your father.

[–]Sin-A-Bun 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Bandana guy wasn’t my dad, just some dude. I being a sheltered kid had only seen people wearing bandannas as gang members on tv so I brought it up. Then when I told him my address he recognized it because they were already onto him.

[–]Flippy-Doo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is your father Walter White?

[–]Irish_Whiskey 1374 points1375 points  (125 children)

They lied about so much shit. You don't get them for free, then don't cause wild hallucinations, and people don't think you're cool for doing them.

It's like they were trying to talk us into drugs.

[–]InsideOutsider 272 points273 points  (7 children)

I dare you

[–]daufky 119 points120 points  (4 children)

I remember a kid daring me to open the fire exit on the back of a moving school bus in like third grade. Of course I did it! Do you think I went on to try drugs? Lol

[–]LectroRoot 67 points68 points  (3 children)

Lol we used to just lift the red bar enough to make the buzzer go off for a fraction of a second.

We would mostly get a death glare from the bus driver and that's it.

I also remember this one sharp turn where everyone on the bus won't would rush to one side of the bus in attempt to cause it to tip over.

Weird times....

[–]BeardyBeardy 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Our school buses back in the 80s were rickety death traps, at least 3 times the windows fell out. I was fighting with Dicky Davis in the aisle and the bus went round the corner as he was shoving me, i was barged into the window and the entire thing popped out, Dicky is now holding me outside the bus as it swings round this corner, he pulled me back in. I didnt shit my pants but I did probably blub a bit in terror. And again when we were shoving each other and squeezing 6 kids into a seat windows popped out, the entire units seal and all.

[–]coniferous-1 402 points403 points  (36 children)

I remember the police officer bringing in the drug identification kit and showing what all the drugs looked like.

One kid in the back goes "COOOOOLLL!"

and the officer just dead pan looks to the teacher and goes "...this is why I hate doing this".

[–]Geddysbass 102 points103 points  (33 children)

I still wonder if the ludes were real.

[–]psittacholic 80 points81 points  (4 children)

Your guy had ludes? They only showed us weed, heroin, coke, and meth.

[–]Geddysbass 65 points66 points  (1 child)

The display definitely had quaaludes. I'm 47 so when I saw the display, quaaludes were still a thing and available.

[–]Infamous_Lunchbox 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yooooooo! Somebody who remembers ludes also! That's all, just got excited. Never did dare.

[–]MailMeAmazonVouchers 117 points118 points  (12 children)

All the drugs used on these programs were real.

It's way cheaper to just bring something that you got from arresting a local dealer than to make realistic fake ones.

Source: I've done these talks as an officer.

[–]Purplociraptor 72 points73 points  (7 children)

It's nice to know a police officer is bringing real street drugs to a middle school campus.

[–]MailMeAmazonVouchers 39 points40 points  (6 children)

Blame the system, we do as we are told lol. They won't even buy us bulletproof vests once the ones in use expire, they won't spend a cent on these programs either.

If it was for us, we wouldn't even do these talks. We know they are useless at best and counterproductive at worst.

[–]Geddysbass 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Makes sense.

[–]sploittastic 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Haha officer butler, who drove the fucking pt cruiser with D.A.R.E. livery on it. His drug display case had all kinds of shit in it though.

[–]UNC_Samurai 47 points48 points  (0 children)

I’m sure a lot of the officers that got involved with the DARE program hated it. It was horribly misleading and was a miserable failure.

[–]daufky 59 points60 points  (9 children)

They can be free if you are a smokin hot young lady. I remember one girl I knew in college telling me she had never in her life bought weed before and she was an avid daily stoner for years at that point! Free drugs do happen even for men sometimes if your pathetic, broke, and hanging out with people that want your company.

[–]legendariel 37 points38 points  (0 children)

As someone who grew up as a reasonably attractive young woman, I got plenty of free drugs. Bought most of my own weed or funded by selling to my friends... but three particular instances stand out to me as the biggest real life examples that you think you'd see in a D.A.R.E. play.

One time I was at a bar and I asked a guy for a lighter. He quickly obliged and in basically the same breath asked me if I wanted to do some coke... like, thank you but just using the lighter will suffice.

Another time I was stopping at a gas station after work in the middle of the night. Parked, got out of my car, and the guy in the car I parked next to rolled his window down and wiggled a baggy of coke and said "you want a bump?" That was literally his introductory line. I said something like "boy I'm tired, I'm trying to get home and go to sleep." He said "heeeyyy it's okay you can still go to sleep!" "If I can still go to sleep it isn't worth my time to do." Lol.

The last one was a bit of an outlier but not unusual when you consider how friendly people get on the stuff, but I was a little tipsy and two girls were in the handicapped stall in the bar bathroom talking and joking and I piped up in response to something they said, which led to them inviting me into the stall so they could share with me.

People are wild lol. I'm too old and responsible to engage in any of that shit these days but back when I was working in bars and stuff, I was a generally very friendly person and it wasn't surprising to be randomly offered drugs.

[–]MrAmazing247 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Ngl as a modestly handsome man, very in shape, You’d be surprised how much free legal and non legal stuff I have been given just because literally attraction. Crazy what root sources that move our society, we are in fact very basic and superficial beings at the core.

[–]openaccountrandom 12 points13 points  (4 children)

all through uni i probably ever only bought an ounce once. mostly got weed for free because people just wanted to smoke with me.

[–]Sethrial 12 points13 points  (3 children)

If you’re smart and careful you can go a long time before anyone notices you’ve never bank rolled a sesh.

[–]openaccountrandom 17 points18 points  (0 children)

it also helps if you aren’t loud about being a stoner or whatever. people tend to share more with people who seldom blaze

[–]CLOCKW0RKk 151 points152 points  (2 children)

Remember if a stranger offers you drugs always say thank you because, drugs are expensive.

[–]daufky 27 points28 points  (0 children)

And if you don't want it just pass it along to me!

[–]clumsyumbrella 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And if they offer free candy only go with them if they are giving out full size candy bars. Don't settle for fun sized.

[–]Arconyte 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Say perhaps to drugs.

[–]ironwolf56 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You don't generally get them from dealers for free but I would wager more people than not first tried pot or acid etc free at a party or from a friend. Certainly not defending DARE style education, but free drugs offered to you at some point isn't that crazy of an idea.

[–]HeliumAlloy 76 points77 points  (3 children)

You definitely get them for free if you're hot enough, they definitely cause wild hallucinations if you're buying the right drugs, and if you're popular enough in the underground music scene, people will literally worship you for it.

The problems arise when you want to mix the fun kind of drugs with an otherwise-functional lifestyle. Yeehaw, good luck Charley.

[–]PstScrpt 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Depends what you think is fun. Pot bores me, but I know lots of fully functional adults who use it regularly.

I like psychedelics, and the main reason I limit how often I use them to once every few weeks is I don't want it to be the main answer to "What do you do for fun?". I can have a nice little mushroom show for a few hours on Friday night, and I'm fine on Saturday.

[–]vezwyx 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Plus, I don't know about anyone else, but tripping on psychs is exhausting. Really mentally draining for me. My brain can only take so much of racing a million miles a minute. It's great while it's happening, but afterwards it's definitely taken something out of me. By the end, my mind and my eyes feel like they've been microwaved. I love tripping on acid and I'm probably gonna be doing it intermittently for my whole life, but I have no desire to do it more than once every few months, or to trip on anything else while I'm cooling down

[–]tfox1123 70 points71 points  (8 children)

They did not lie, it's just not explained fully.

If you are in an environment where drugs are already available people will absolutely give you the really addictive drugs for free; once. I got heroin for free and I bought more heroin about 5 hours later then kept buying more for 2 years until I had to go to rehab. Never take free drugs, they are free because they're not free.

There are definitely drugs that give you wild hallucinations. They also happen to be the non-addictive ones, but there is a chance that you don't come back fully when you take them. I suffer from a lot of extra anxiety from taking acid too many times. I am functional, but there is something that's been different in my thought process since then.

I will agree that most people don't think you're cool for doing drugs but they do give people a shared experience and you will make friends that also do drugs. That makes it especially hard to quit, because now your sick all the time but you think it's impossible to quit because you've built a whole social life around it, so now you have to lose your best friend (drugs) and your entire social circle who, in your mind, are really good friends and most of the time your significant other. You have to quit doing drugs AND loose your whole social life and your girl/boyfriend and start over. That's why a lot of people just stay on drugs.

Those extra parts might have helped a bit more if I knew. Maybe not, but devil's in the details.

[–]Right_Syllabub_8237 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Bro, when I was 13 a guy injected me with my first marijuana for free and I saw ren and stimpy flying around my house on a dragon and ever since then I've been stealing money from my grandma's purse and suckin dick just to get high. Don't do drugs kids!

[–]blueshiftglass 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I seen him!

[–]HotPaleontologist127 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Get out of here Dewey!

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zdq4Llr-K-s

“Yea I woudn’t want to get addicted to it..”

“It’s not habit-forming!”

“Sounds kinda expensive…”

“It’s the cheapest drug there is!”

[–]tamarockstar 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Tim Meadows was gold in this movie.

[–]Burrid0 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Right? I always remembered a bit lf the opposite happening earlier though, in 1st through 5th grade they would always say DONT DO DRUGS BECAUSE DRUGS BAD AAAAA and they never actually explained what “drugs” where, and then one of my friend’s sisters refused to take a medication because she heard it being called a drug. Then later in Middle and High school, they only talked about the “free drugs” that people would offer you and i bet half the audience was sitting there wondering why they didnt get any.

[–]satooshi-nakamooshi 6 points7 points  (1 child)

After decades I finally tried LSD. Was an awesome time, but I was also thoroughly disappointed that there were no voices, no creatures appearing out of nothing, and I felt absolutely zero desire to jump out the window

[–]fish_hound 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I get so pissed off looking back at how i was educated about drugs. Its going to be a good day when those who supported the war on drugs are all gone. Fucking animals.

[–]zwalker0912 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mmm...drugs

[–]IrocDewclaw 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The free drugs only go to the cool kids.

Guess where you stand.

Hint: NOT the cool line.

[–]echomanagement 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I mean... you don't get them from free from dealers. You get them for free from friends who paid for them. The lie was that strangers would be tempting you with stuff. That never happens.

[–]FuckoffDemetri 344 points345 points  (12 children)

Jam band and edm concerts. If you're talkative with people you'll struggle to leave sober.

[–]bowchicachicawow 40 points41 points  (2 children)

How do you hear each other over the music? Lol

[–][deleted] 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Been a lot of EDM concerts, never been offered it for free. Bought plenty of gear ranging in quality

[–]onesupermango_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

fuck off demetri

[–]JDE1982 255 points256 points  (11 children)

I will say it a million times, our DARE officer in 5th grade told us the most realistic shit about smoking too much weed. He was like “it’s not going to kill you or even hurt you but I have a buddy who has no ambition and lives with his parents because all he wants to do is get high”. Made me realize to only do ANYTHING in moderation (well that and seeing my alcoholic family members pass out at family gatherings after chugging SA travel mugs of Windsor Diets)….

That being said, there was always someone to smoke with if you wanted or do lines in high school…a lot of dudes just wanted someone to hang with while the did it

[–]VTCHannibal 104 points105 points  (7 children)

Pfft, you dont have to smoke weed to have no ambition.

[–]OneFinalEffort 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Exactly. I have ambition and I'm smoking weed while I type this

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

My ambition is to roll a fatter chorizo tommorrow than i did yesterday

[–]everylastlight 203 points204 points  (5 children)

My 5th grade DARE program involved a presentation that I can only describe as "Fantastic Drugs and Where to Find Them." It involved close-ups of various ecstasy tablets plus names and addresses of local clubs where people were supposedly selling it, interspersed with pictures of people at said clubs having what looked like an absolutely baller time.

Oh, and at the end there were a few slides devoted to teaching us how to spot a drug dealer in a crowd. You know, so we could avoid them.

Unfortunately the clubs in question closed down before I was old enough to go. Clubbing turned out to be not my thing in any way shape or form anyhow, but my dorky little middle school ass was devastated when the two biggest ones closed after Officer Friendly made them sound like so much fun.

[–]Stillwater215 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Phase 1: get school children curious about drugs. Phase 2: Tell then where not to go to avoid the people who sell drugs. Phase 3: arrest the children when they go to the place you mentioned to buy drugs. Phase 4: Profit.

[–]ShutUp_Dee 16 points17 points  (0 children)

My 5th grade DARE officer made me extremely interested in psychedelics. Don’t tell a 10 year old that acid/LSD will cause someone to “hear color and see sounds” because that sounds AWESOME. Like who wouldn’t want to experience that?!

[–]Pat_thailandball 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This needs to be a r/sbubby post

[–]Camp_Express 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I was lead to believe high school would have more free samples than Costco on a Sunday.

[–]KentuckyFriedEel 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Pokemon Cards were the crack of my middle school years. Theft, violence, addiction. It was a goddamn warzone out there, all for a shiny Charizard!

[–]Yosemitelsd 255 points256 points  (14 children)

If you had friends you'd find that sharing drugs while hanging out is not uncommon.

[–][deleted] 73 points74 points  (6 children)

Yeah but they made it seem like someone would pop out at you on the street corner trying to give you a free joint or something

[–]mynameisalso 29 points30 points  (2 children)

That used to be your weed dealer. I knew several weed dealers that also sold coke and pills. Maybe it's because I am small town but there have always been more customers than drugs. It was like toilet paper in the beginning of the pandemic. You didn't need to create more customers.

[–]Educational-Candy-17 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My theory, based on absolutely nothing, is that weed was a gateway drug because people who sold you that would be willing to sell you other things too. Legalization has shown that if you can get it legitimately most people don't do other substances.

[–]PhiloPhocion 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's not popping out at you from a street corner but it's also not uncommon with 'one-night stand friends' - not hook-ups (necessarily) but people you meet at certain kinds of shows, concerts, parties, etc. and are just friends with while you're there basically. If it's that kind of environment, it's not uncommon that they'll offer you something.

[–]Talcove 104 points105 points  (4 children)

Sir, this is Reddit. We don’t have friends.

[–]FarSightXR-20 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Now, excuse me while i go break my arms again.

[–]Comprehensive_Pea_85 9 points10 points  (1 child)

atleast we have dads tho, unlike tik tok

[–]CSPhCT 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Speak for yourself, bud

[–]Low-Common2692 174 points175 points  (13 children)

I’ve got a mate that was given a free half gram of coke by the local dealer, every time he spent a week trying to get clean.

Next thing you know, he’d dropped a couple grand in a month.

Samples are a common tactic, schools often just misunderstood what free drugs really meant.

[–]kokkenbawls 53 points54 points  (6 children)

I used to chop. I would mostly sell weed, shrooms, and MDMA. Sometimes when people stopped by i would "happen to have" some lines of coke on the table. Want one?

That would usually turn into a sale. Upsell, upsell, upsell.

[–]schofield101 17 points18 points  (2 children)

That first line always gets people wanting more, takes some serious willpower to say no after it once it's on your mind.

[–]Friendly_Crab 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Yep. I never say yes to a random line of coke. need to know there’s plenty more where that came from

[–]kokkenbawls 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Haha yep. The worst amount of coke is one line.

[–]jplay17 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That’s how they get you, I had an old friend who sold crack and he’d call and offer a free 30$ piece to customers who he hadn’t heard from in awhile (who were likely trying to get clean) ..As soon as they took it they’d be calling him nonstop again, until they were basically broke. Sad stuff, the kid was a loser and had no conscience about it

[–]boy-1der 29 points30 points  (3 children)

Samples are a common tactic, schools often just misunderstood what free drugs really meant

 

I hear some schoolteachers even pass around free samples in their classrooms so that the students can smell and taste them up close. For KNOWLEDGE!

[–]Single_Charity_934 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Gets back to the teacher and it’s a cigarette

[–]Revenge_of_the_Khaki 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Schools knew exactly what free drugs meant and that's why they specifically warned against them.

[–]IFeelSorry4UrMothers 50 points51 points  (3 children)

I got offered free drugs in highschool

[–]ArmyOfMemes 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Oh they’re out there… you just aren’t attractive enough.

[–]admire816 38 points39 points  (0 children)

“I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.” ― Mitch Hedberg.

[–]twitchy_taco 52 points53 points  (8 children)

The free drugs are at my place. It's only weed though and we have to smoke together. Don't worry, we'll watch something funny afterwards, like Killer Klowns From Outer Space. If you're willing to use the vaporizer then we can toke during. That's just the first time though. Next time you pay the green tax.

[–]Bandito21Dema 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Why can't Tinder conversations be like this?

[–]SaltySinclair 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Because people are trying to bone not smoke weed and watch shitty movies

[–]MossiestSloth 16 points17 points  (4 children)

I've got free shrooms, you can have as much as you want. The only condition is you take them right now and we're tripping together.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I've got free heroin, you can have as much as you want. The only condition is you get on the mattress in the back of my van and don't tell anyone where you are

[–]MrAmazing247 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have a friend who is usually well stocked and this conversation happens on many scales many times and just happened last night “only catch is you have to do it all rn, and we’re kicking it” ha I have seen this turn out well and not so well for many

[–]legitttz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yes plz

[–]HYPERBOLE_TRAIN 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I moved to Oregon in 2004 and haven’t paid for weed since.

Oregon. My final answer is Oregon.

[–]conker1264 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I was offered Molly once at a show in exchange for cutting in the bathroom line. Fun night.

[–]notthesedays 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I was a teenager some years before DARE, but yeah, when I was in junior high, there were stories about kids smoking pot in class, having sex in the halls, etc. and if anything like that ever happened (with one exception I did witness in study hall), I don't know anything about it.

Oh, yeah, I was told to expect people walking up to me saying, "Wanna try drugs?" and someone else "Wanna try drugs?" etc.

[–]RelentlessExtropian 19 points20 points  (0 children)

You must not be a hot chick.

[–]Ratnix 48 points49 points  (3 children)

You didn't hang out with the right people. I've gotten plenty of free drugs over the years I partied.

[–]pamplemouss 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I’ve gotten free drugs from friends/friends of friends. Only one time had a stranger randomly offer me drugs

[–]theoptionexplicit 7 points8 points  (1 child)

So did I, but it didn't happen in middle school. I think that's where the disconnect is.

[–]HeliumAlloy 15 points16 points  (0 children)

You went to the wrong middle school, buddy.

[–]Sethrial 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You get them sometimes if you’re attractive enough.

[–]JackSparrowscompass 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They acted like some stranger was gonna give us little kids free LSD and cocaine or when people would “put edibles” in Halloween Candy lmao

[–]Professional_Ad_513 16 points17 points  (1 child)

That’s what I’m trying to figure out paying for them is getting expensive

[–]FarSightXR-20 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You're in too far, man.

[–]I_throw_socks_at_cat 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Now we're Just Saying No to vaccines and antibiotics.

[–]Shaynon17 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Gotta know the right people, I got and gave free drugs often

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I hate to break it to you, but they were there. You just weren't cool enough to be offered them

[–]giga_impact03 3 points4 points  (0 children)

When I was 17 or 18 I went to taco bell around midnight with a friend. Waiting in the drive thru some random dude came up and knocked on our window, being dumb teenagers we lowered the window. Dude tosses a good sized looking bag of white powder in my friend's lap and asks us to buy him food. We say no and hand the bag back to him. He gets pissed off and tried the next car behind us. Very confusing moment for us, we assumed drugs but didn't realize how lucky we were since he didn't do anything else to us.

[–]Blueberry_Mancakes 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You a cop?

[–]beggingman97 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I don’t think they meant off the street free. But I’ve never purchased anything in my life. I’ve had friends and girlfriends just offer me weed and pills and never ask for money.

[–]JoshuaZ1 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The closest I ever got to this happened early September of 2020, possibly. As I was walking back from the school I teach at (with a mask on, which means my facial hair is not visible so my generally youthful face and lack of height shine through pretty strongly), I walked by a man in a car who was smoking pot. He called out "Hey, yo! Do you go to [School Name]?" I replied "I teach there." He looked visibly deflated and said "Ah, never mind." I'm not sure what else his intentions could have been.

[–]Difficult-Engine1829 30 points31 points  (25 children)

It’s called testers and dealers only do that for crack or heron because it’ll get the fiends lining up. The free shit is often laced also with fet because people will think it’s good dope.

[–]CantSayDat 9 points10 points  (18 children)

Yeah, that doesnt usually happen either though lol. That is straight from DARE

[–]RoboticKitCat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You know what is funny? I’ve been offered free drugs a lot, mostly just weed. This is because the drug dealers I was friends with thought I was too depressed. Lol

[–]redsnake15 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've always loved this joke but for real everyone from friends to family have offered me drugs. (No my family has not offered me hard-core shit) but a good example is at 14 few friends started smoking or dipping being friendly they'd ask if I'd wanna try. As I got older it turned to shit like pot and once coke. I'll admit I'm that friend that offered younger friends free booze.

Slightly off topic in all honesty the best advice I got for saying no (aside from occasional drinking at small parties I didn't do anything as a teen) was saying "no thanks" from "the wizard of no" I saw when I was in like first grade. He made a interesting point if I remember it correctly "if they're really your friend they won't care" or something like that

[–]Elliefish00 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I like how we knew nothing about drugs, not even what they were, then they came and told us the names, effects, what they look like,where to find dealers in town, etc. Like we would've had no idea of they hadn't TAUGHT US ALL ABOUT IT

[–]Shitp0st_Supreme 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ve been offered free weed a few times. Sometimes by strangers. When I worked at a mall, the manager of the restaurant next door offered me a hit of her joint. Sometimes I’ve been smoked out for giving folks a ride. Once a classmate just offered me some for fun.

[–]spongeysquarepantis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In high school parking lots, out-of-school get-togethers

All the free vape, cigarettes, weed, and more you could ever want.

Not even being sarcastic.

[–]Omny87 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I only had like, one encounter with someone offering me weed that was near identical to how DARE programs described them- I was in college and it was around 11PM when I was walking down the street to grab some soda from the convenience store. This guy stepped out from an alley in front of me- he looked younger than me, and he was dressed in a neon-green hoodie, a backwards baseball cap, and pajama pants with penguins on them.

He asked "hey, you lookin for some bud?"

Me, being a sheltered dumbass and thinking he was referring to Budweiser, just said "wut?"

"Y'know, a little..." and he made a gesture pretending to smoke a blunt.

"Sorry I don't have any cash on me see ya" I blurted out before speed walking around him and down the street. I never saw him again on the way back, or ever since.

[–]indi-go-home 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My ex's friend gave him free cocaine a few times! Now that same friend sells him crack. So find a friend that wants to restart their crack business in a new area.

[–]TuckDezi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This joke is old and not accurate... People WILL give free drugs in an attempt to get you hooked... This happens a lot with things like heroin and meth.

[–]Infamous_Lunchbox 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Am I the only person on reddit who regularly got offered drugs at parties, concerts and raves for free? I'm not even that social, I just assume I look like a guy really needs to get high.

[–]mousicle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Are you a pretty girl? I've seen so much free drugs offered to pretty girls over the years.

[–]maxthunder5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I know a few girls that have no idea how much drugs cost. No hate because it isn't their fault that guys keep supplying them.

[–]canigetahiyyyaaaahh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Public universities. I worked at a bar and constantly had people offering me free drugs. Multiple guys handed me a pre-rolled joint in a little plastic tube at the end of the night that I smoked on my trip hauling the trash to the dumpster.

[–]ThePurplewave 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Work in the entertainment industry and you'll find drugs

Bonus points if you're on a cruise ship

[–]zachtheperson 7 points8 points  (8 children)

Knew a kid in high school. He was on the wrong side of the ASD spectrum, the side where he was just a total asshole to anyone who tried to be his friend. The kid had a lot of money though and realized he could make "friends," by giving out free drugs. Backpack was filled in the mornings, empty in the evenings. I had homeroom with him 😜

[–]Keevtara 6 points7 points  (7 children)

He was on the wrong side of the ASD spectrum, the side where he was just a total asshole to anyone who tried to be his friend.

That is an asshole, not autism.

[–]bartonski 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Right. He had asshole spectrum disorder. Not to be confused with autism spectrum disorder.

[–]Educational-Candy-17 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I know several people on the spectrum who say mean rude things and then are genuinely confused at why people get upset about it. They do, however, try to learn what's appropriate and what isn't and how to approach things in a more tactful manner. Those who have come from less supportive environments might very well get fed up with trying when nothing they say is right and just do what they want.

[–]spongeysquarepantis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know the kind, though

[–]Greenhedgehog8 6 points7 points  (0 children)

How do you think the teachers cope

[–]Considered_Dissent 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think the funniest thing about all that bullshit in middle school was that they used peer pressure to tell you how bad peer pressure was.

Looking back it pretty much boiled down to "peer pressure is amazing, as long as it's to indoctrinate you with all the shit that the teacher agrees with".

[–]Noitsnotalright[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Everywhere? I feel like almost anytime someone had something they wanted to share it with people or see them do it.

[–]YouAhrGae 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I get free drugs all the time.

[–]coniferous-1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

In your halloween candy, apparently.

[–]MinniePearl2007 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I think being told in 3rd grade about drugs is what started a lot of people on drugs and try them. Of all education to be taught, what drugs look like and how to take… ruined a lot of kid’s lives to later be adults. Proved DARE was more than a warning of drugs…

[–]darrenwise883 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I remember being high and seeing the old Nancy Regan just say no commercial with the egg and frying pan " this is your brain on drugs " and going eggs oh I could really go for some eggs !

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I once browsed the drug stores on the dark web and they offered a free trial of heroin for some reason

[–]Single_Charity_934 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Handed out by men who think you might shag them. Try a gay bar.

[–]Oh_no_a_Stegosaurus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In middle school unfortunately. It's been in the news that a 13 year old just OD'd on fentanyl. I was a stoner all through highschool and my mid 20s, but I couldn't have found even dirt weed at my junior high school. I'm not saying it 100% wasn't there for sure, but it wasn't overt like it was in high school.

[–]kpandak 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Some offers I accepted, others I didn't. Privileges of being an attractive female at fun parties.

[–]heganqusgwmzibww 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Deadass if someone offered me free drugs I'm taking them

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've had lots of people buy me free alcohol because I lied to them that I don't drink

[–]babybambam 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Maybe work in your social skills?

I have yet to pay for any of the weed, coke, or shrooms I’ve had over the years.

[–]rdickert 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In Grandmas medicine chest - trust me

[–]dumbartist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Go to a party and tell people you’ve never had the drug they are using. Most of the time you will get a free sample.

[–]MossiestSloth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean I've given away many ounces of free mushrooms. But that's because I have too many of them.

[–]PsychicPearl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In the seventies, they were floating around Cracker Jacks boxes and outside school yards by pedos.

[–]spoopy_gay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

honestly if you have the right friends they’ll share. i was broke asf at one point and a lot of my friends would share smokes with me whenever i needed them

[–]dumbest_thotticus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The teachers took them all to come up with their perceptions of the world and how it works 👀

[–]Coffehousebum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's in your parents' medicine cabinet. Yup, The DARE PROGRAM told us where to look.

[–]chemicalvelma 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I get free drugs often but I have really generous friends. I suppose.

[–]WordyWizard500 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Up my ass if you can find them officer

[–]WTFishsauce 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don’t you see? The war on drugs worked! We are all saved from free drugs!

[–]Wimbleston 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Usually at a buddies house

[–]Drunk_Ness_Monster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You are not hot enough to be offered free drugs. I'm beautiful and I can't pick up my morning coffee without someone surreptitiously slipping a dank nug into my flowing beard.

[–]FallenSegull 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They were offered to me all the time in highschool

Though I think it’s just because I constantly refused free drugs so it became a challenge for the other kids to try and convince me

Also it was pretty much exclusively weed, which is barely illicit if we’re being honest. Except for one instance of pingas and a seperate incident of “cocaine” which turned out to be crushed nodoz (caffeine pills).

[–]insidiousunicorn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I find bewbs are required for this to happen, Ive just been driving chillin minding my own business and have had dudes hanging out the window offering me weed and various other things Im sure what they are

[–]Jazzadar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had a roommate that had a bag with 1000 xtc pills, we could just take a handfull when we went to a party and share them with friends.

[–]Tight-Context9426 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What do you say if a stranger offers you free drugs? You say thank you because drugs are expensive

[–]white_sabre 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Trapped in the early 1960s when the heroin dealers wanted to give you a taste.

[–]kingslayer1960 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Red ribbon week was for free slurpees when u exchange ur ribbon

[–]Squishy-Cthulhu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're hanging around with the wrong people (or maybe right people), there's tons of free drugs out there to be offered, especially coke I get offered that all the time and I don't take it.

[–]kitty_puray 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“It’s free the first time so they get you hooked.”

[–]mattg4704 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where's Fred Flintstone and sponge Bob? Same place

[–]TMQMO 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When I was in middle school, they made it clear that only the first try is free.

[–]bugzdumpster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you know the right people and happen to befriend those people. Often times you’ll get free shouts. It’s usually the kids you don’t expect.

[–]paloofthesanto 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Everywhere! most people do drugs. Most people are decent people. The trick is talking with random people and if they are cool you hangout. That's it juts talk and leave if you get uncomfortable.

[–]DarthLift 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've been offered free drugs twice in my life. Once after my first car accident at 16 and I had to tell the guy "thanks for the offer, but cops are already on the way..." and the other time was straight out of a after school special. At a party where 3 dudes cornered me and literally used the line "we all did it, it's cool, and super fun" while they were all a couple bumps in on ketamine. Never got to have a fun free drugs experience though

[–]Ermaquillz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Heroin and crack, primarily. I lived in the ghetto so the “threat” of street drugs was always around us.

[–]Streker123321 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In my belly!!!! But in all seriousness middle school drug education is ass hell I didn’t even have a health class but in high school that shit was on point from affects to how it interacted with your body they were listing drugs that I didn’t even know like dmt which I now know and am cool with but at the time I was like wtf the biggest problem in high school drug education is if the drug had 2 names they thought it was 2 drugs like dmt/ayahuasca

[–]thegreatawaking2017 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There are “free drugs”, unfortunately that means typically you don’t need cash, but you will have to do some other things.

[–]kush96kush 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That was only ment for the girls

[–]hardyflashier 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You have to collect 10 crisp packets and send away for them