when people start dabbling with drugs and alcohol. this conclusion im drawing from my experiences with friends who are literally all big advocates of drugs/alcohol. before they were "experimenting" they were pretty nice, friendly, weird but lovable individuals, however, the more they dabbled in it the more people they met who "shared similar interests". eventually they ended up just revolving hangouts to involve some sort of drug or drinking.
i myself don't drink or use drugs which makes me question what is so important about these substances, but the conclusion i came to was that they got bored, and what does a good chunk of people in socal do (mind you these are college kids) smoke weed, drink, and have fun. i'm not completely opposed to the substances themselves, but the images people put up to seem like they can take stronger substances in larger quantities baffles me, and if their lives are as miserable as they claim when they say they need it to de-stress themselves or if it is purely psychological.