So many people try to blame getting drunk/high on their problems or mistakes. People also like to say others took advantage of them while they were under the influence. But if you're the one who chose to get drunk/high then you should take responsibility for your lack of judgement under the influence.
I've never gotten drunk or done drugs because I always see the dumbest people doing it. But what about you: do you think some things can be blamed on the drugs or is it always the users fault?
- It's always the user's fault50% (5)50% (5)50% (10)Vote
- It's usually the user's fault, but not all the time50% (5)50% (5)50% (10)Vote
- I don't take responsibility for my actions and think it's drugs fault0% (0)0% (0)0% (0)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
Well it's complicated. Getting yourself into a state where you can't make sensible decisions is really irresponsible. But there are wider factors that lead people to do that; maybe they have an addiction, which tends to be a result of deeper issues like mental health difficulties, poverty, etc. If someone takes advantage of someone else who's clearly not in a state to make rational choices, then that's on the person taking advantage. Exploiting someone who's in a weak state is wrong regardless of the reason why their judgement is compromised.0
Most Helpful Guy
I chose "usually", because there are times to which someone inherently takes a dosage of a mind altering substance to a degree of effect without their knowing. This can be either someone giving them a shot that includes a much higher alcohol content level than what was expected, or someone putting something in your drink to which alters your mind (rufee).
That being said, and with the situation mentioned above being unlikely. The remaining 99% of those who get drunk, or take drugs to alter their minds are at fault. If you cheat, steal, kill, and/or do something that is morally wrong while you are drunk. Then it is still your fault. You chose to impair your mind by weakening it with a substance that you knowingly will have a negative side affect.
Those who excuse their actions, because they made a mistake by taking a drug/drinking alcohol. Are not truly sorry if they blame it on the alcohol, or the drug to which they took. They themselves put themselves into that specific scenario to a degree that you cannot blame someone else.0