#1
I usually hear that a drug is anything besides food that affects your body and/or mind, but doesn't everything that goes into your system affect your body? So, for example, would oxygen and water be considered drugs? Because they fit that description perfectly.

edit: this doesn't need to go in the drug thread, does it?
Last edited by MetallicaNRoses at Dec 10, 2007,
#4
Anything that effects the way the mind or body works


thats text book from Biology/Phys Ed GCSE.
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#6
yeah if you're into existential backwards logic psycho babble bull**** rather than scientific fact.

edit: ^ MetallicaNRoses last post.
#8
A drug is something that, when you take enough, causes you to wake up in New Jersey the next morning in a French Maid outfit.
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yeah if you're into existential backwards logic psycho babble bull**** rather than scientific fact.

edit: ^ MetallicaNRoses last post.

you don't have to be an ass. i was asking a question. so, would oxygen and water be considered drugs or not, because i've gotten a couple of different answers.

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Making caffeine and sugar both drugs.

not food. caffeine yes (i'm pretty sure), sugar no.
Last edited by MetallicaNRoses at Dec 10, 2007,
#12
A drug is (broadly speaking) any chemical that alters normal bodily function.

Oxygen and water don't change bodily fuctions because they are required for the body to function normally. Lacking these obviously causes a change in bodily function, but the lack of a substance is obviously not a drug.
Last edited by rizo299 at Dec 10, 2007,
#13
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Making caffeine and sugar both drugs.



They are drugs.
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#14
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A drug is (broadly speaking) any chemical that alters normal bodily function.

Oxygen don't change bodily fuctions because they are required for the body to function normally. Lacking these obviously causes a change in bodily function, but the lack of a substance is obviously not a drug.

okay. thanks. just wondering.
#16
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you don't have to be an ass. i was asking a question. so, would oxygen and water be considered drugs or not, because i've gotten a couple of different answers.



No, oxygen and water would not be considered drugs because they are not substances that alter normal bodily function. Depriving yourself of oxygen and water alters normal bodily function, but that is not a substance, that is a condition.

There are illegal drugs and legal drugs, there are many things that could be considered legal drugs but in general they are too common/ineffective to be counted as drugs in common knowledge. As someone said caffeine is technically a drug. I do not believe sugar is considered a drug because the body requires it to function properly.

A drug in and of itself is not bad. The reason certain drugs are illegal is because the affect the body in a way that can potentially make an individual a risk to themselves or other people.

Sorry, if I came off as an asshole, but I thought you were going for some stoner "hey man like water and like oxygen affect the body too man so like water and oxygen should be like illegal like pot man."
#17
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No, oxygen and water would not be considered drugs because they are not substances that alter normal bodily function. Depriving yourself of oxygen and water alters normal bodily function, but that is not a substance, that is a condition.

There are illegal drugs and legal drugs, there are many things that could be considered legal drugs but in general they are too common/ineffective to be counted as drugs in common knowledge. As someone said caffeine is technically a drug. I do not believe sugar is considered a drug because the body requires it to function properly.

A drug in and of itself is not bad. The reason certain drugs are illegal is because the affect the body in a way that can potentially make an individual a risk to themselves or other people.

Sorry, if I came off as an asshole, but I thought you were going for some stoner "hey man like water and like oxygen affect the body too man so like water and oxygen should be like illegal like pot man."



You just said what i said, but more verbosely
#19
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You just said what i said, but more verbosely


Yeah well I started typing before I saw your post That's what I get for exploring the contents of my post with words I guess.
#20
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No, oxygen and water would not be considered drugs because they are not substances that alter normal bodily function. Depriving yourself of oxygen and water alters normal bodily function, but that is not a substance, that is a condition.

There are illegal drugs and legal drugs, there are many things that could be considered legal drugs but in general they are too common/ineffective to be counted as drugs in common knowledge. As someone said caffeine is technically a drug. I do not believe sugar is considered a drug because the body requires it to function properly.

A drug in and of itself is not bad. The reason certain drugs are illegal is because the affect the body in a way that can potentially make an individual a risk to themselves or other people.

Sorry, if I came off as an asshole, but I thought you were going for some stoner "hey man like water and like oxygen affect the body too man so like water and oxygen should be like illegal like pot man."

no it's cool. i wasn't thinking of drugs as good vs. bad or anything but i was just making a poster thing for health class and i thought of the definition of a drug and got curious. thanks for the info, even if i did already know a lot of it.
#23
It depends on what type of drug you're talking about, but yeah, a drug is typically something taken to alter the function of the body or mind. There are lots of different types of drugs that all have their own specific definitions, though.
#24
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Yeah well I started typing before I saw your post That's what I get for exploring the contents of my post with words I guess.

Its's cool man, its cool * awkward man hug*