Alternative Highs

Drugs offer an alteration in our physical or mental state.

Cigarette breaks are tempting for a number of reasons.

  • They are an excuse to take a break from work or study.
  • A chance to chit chat with a friend.
  • An incentive to breath deeply, helping you relax

Wait a second! Why do you need a cigarette to do these things? The truth is you don't. But what about the buzz you get from a cigarette? Well there are a million things you could do to achieve pleasure without drowning your vital organs in cancerous material. Have you ever swapped massages? Talk about pleasure!

Some people feel pain, depression, or boredom, and want to try something that will make them feel better to escape their current situation. Drugs may feel good for a brief period of time, but once they wear off you will feel worse than you did when you started. Consider these activities that not only can bring you pleasure, but can also leave you in a better state than the one you started with.

  • Massage: Swap a neck massage with an attractive classmate. Swap a foot massage. Swap any massage! Massage feels heavenly! At the same time massage can stimulate circulation which helps remove toxins from your body. Massage can loosen tight muscles allowing you to relax. Relaxation lowers your blood pressure to a healthier level. As a result, not only will the massage feel amazing, you will feel amazing after the massage is complete.
  • A hot bath, shower, or dip in a whirl pool. Any one of these will feel wonderful, and will leave you in a healthy relaxed state afterwards. A bath or shower will do the trick, but if you really want to try a whirlpool and don't have access to one, we highly recommend finding a fitness center with a whirlpool, asking for a free trial membership pass, listening to their marketing speech and spending the afternoon in their hot tub. You deserve it!
  • A hot drink or bowl of soup. Chicken noodle soup is good for you. The warmth leaves you relaxed.
  • Exercise releases chemicals in your bloodstream that make you feel good. It can also be fun and exciting. It can serve as an escape from your stress. The first few months of exercise may be difficult if you are not used to it. But if you can stick it out for just a few months, not only will exercise feel good, but it will also leave you feeling better throughout the day. You will have more energy for everything you do throughout the day. Daily tasks will seem less painful. You'll feel a sense of accomplishment. Due to your increased energy and muscle tone, you will walk with a healthier, more upright posture, which will also lift your spirit. You will also feel good knowing your heart, lungs, and the rest of your body is healthier.
  • Walking a dog. Studies have shown that petting a friendly dog decreases a persons blood pressure. Playing with and walking a dog is loads of fun and helps improve your health.
  • Watching a sunset with friends. Sunsets are beautiful to watch. They can make you feel at peace. If you watch with a friend, sunsets can provide a bonding experience. They can also leave you with beautiful memories to reflect on throughout the following day.
  • Masturbation. Obviously masturbation is pleasurable. If you take proper precautions, like cutting fingernails, washing your hands and using lubrication, masturbation can be a very safe pleasurable activity. If you day dream about sex all day, masturbation could help reduce those distractions and allow you to focus more easily on school or other activities.

Does it feel thrilling to try drugs because they are illegal, against the rules, or dangerous? Do you feel empowered? Here are some very thrilling alternatives that don't cause damage to your body:

  • Annihilating an arch rival in athletic competition
  • Breaking a personal record
  • Snowboarding
  • Surfing
  • Kissing a crush
  • Rock concerts
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Taking someone's ass to the hoop
  • Spiking in beach volleyball
  • Playing in a rock or jazz band
  • Climbing a mountain (hiking or rock climbing)
  • Catching a trophy fish
  • Dancing
  • Going to a playoff or finals game
  • A blockbuster movie on the big screen
  • An IMAX film
  • Scuba diving
  • Rollerblading
  • Skydiving
  • Water skiing
  • Laser Tag
  • Go-carts
  • Swinging on a rope into a lake
  • Martial arts class
  • Aerobics class

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