Social - Common Stereotypes of DXM

Discussion in 'DXM' started by olie, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. olie

    olie Newbie

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    I read a post by Curtain would stated "dxm is catching a lot of shit,"
    which I agree with. I believe dxm definitely doesn't deserve the
    undesirable reputation it has. In my opinion, dxm can be a wonderful
    drug, even preferable to most other drugs (besides herb for regular
    use). Dxm can produce a state I have achieved with no other drug.
    Unfortunately long-term, regular use is not the best thing for your
    head, but then again what drug is? I would love to do a study about the
    negative stereotypes of dxm. Better yet, let me know what you think
    here. How you do view dxm? Why do you think others view the drug the
    way they do?
     
  2. Monoxide

    Monoxide Newbie

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    well before i tried dxm i was like "cough syrupt thats jsut dumb it
    wont make you high or anything"...well after i tried it..now i know i
    was COMPLETLY wrong..its a very powerful drug..and it was a great high
    i had..i preferre it over weed and other pills..its a great drug...
     
  3. Curtains

    Curtains Silver Member

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    i personaly view DXM as one of the most powerful drugs i have ever tried to date. nothin like the complete mind fuck of a 1g dose, experiencing the world without ever leaving our room and its also fun just to do a lower 2nd plateau trip to when hanging out with friends

    I guess the reason DXM gets a bad wrap is becuase people don't look at chugging down cough syrup as a cool thing to do even if it will produce the most amazing high they might ever experience. people often refer it as the "poor mans high" like u don't have enough money to get real drugs so u drink robo, little do they no what they are actually missing out on.

    Whenever someone tries to make fun of me becuase DXM is my favorite, i basicly just tell them to shutup and start explaining some of the amazing trips i've had and they are basicly speechless
     
  4. par excellence.

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    DXM is my favorite drug of anything I've ever tried. (I've tried quite
    a bit, too.) ... it's the end-all, be-all, of highs to me.



    I agree with Curtains and most other pro-dex people, though, it gets a
    bad rep as being a 'stupid,desperate teenage junkie' thing... chugging
    syrup, downing gelcaps, buying a bunch of sucrets for an extraction,
    etc.



    Oh well, the less they use, the more I abuse! [​IMG]
     
  5. Lacognac69

    Lacognac69 Silver Member

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    I agree with you guys. DXM can definitely be quite powerful. It of course is kinda weird if you tell someone you were drinking robotussin or something, especially if they havn't heard of it before. it would definitely sound really strange, but dxm is definitely a great experience.
     
  6. club222

    club222 Gold Member

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    I remember when I was explaining DXM to someone for the first time.
    They thought it was some illegal street drug and asked me where I got
    it. I told them Walmart, and they just started laughing. The most
    common stereotype for DXM is of course, like everyone else has said, is
    that drinking a bottle of cough syrup is stupid.
     
  7. Curtains

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    The more i think about it the better it is that DXM does get the negative stereotype. my belief is that the more DXM grows and becomes an accepted drug the harder it will be to come by, and i don't want that to happen
     
  8. par excellence.

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    ITA. Part of me hopes it always has a negative reputation or is viewed
    as "something you can't get high of" (I've actually heard 'drug
    experts' say this, and doctors too... how WRONG they are!).
     
  9. pacamohu

    pacamohu Iridium Member

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    I felt the same when years ago when I heard about drinking cough syrup
    and now Its by far one of my favorite drugs. I used to rip on friends and
    be like why dont you just drink peptmo bismal (sp) and other random
    things but i was way younger and much less experienced. Its kind of sad
    how ignorant i was.
     
  10. Phungushead

    Phungushead Twisted Depiction Staff Member Administrator

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    Well, DXM definitely has a negative stereotype to it. A lot of people have mentioned that the idea of "drinking cough syrup to get high" sounds lame, and from the standpoint of a person who has never done it before (especially someone anti-drug) - well, I even thought it was a stupid idea until reading up on it and trying it (although there are much better ways to use DXM than drinking Robo). But anyway, this seems to be the stereotype of DXM (syrup form) from a social standpoint...

    The other thing DXM has a bad rap for is the hazard to your health crap. Most people know should about that issue with chlorpheniramine maleate (an antihistimine) in Coricidin Cough and Cold and the problems that can cause. There have also been a couple overdose deaths from the DXM itself. And don't forget that thing with Olney's Lesions (yes, I know that's controversial) and mental impairment.

    Anyways, what I'm getting at with that last paragraph is obviously law enforcement and the media are going to make a big huge deal about the negative sides to DXM. Some of the stuff they say is exaggerated so much it isn't even funny. But even still, what they say will still rub off on people and influence their opinions. I know that they're just trying to keep people from making dumbass decisions and all, but they sure don't help the negative image of this drug.

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  11. mariecurie

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    I never really saw drinking cough syrup as a bad thing, other than the taste of course[​IMG]



    I've robotripped probably almost ten times on dosages from 300 to 600
    and I do agree that DXM gets you really fucking high. I admit that I
    don't know what to think of the "DXM is bad for you" school of thought
    though. Dissociatives are just plainly worse for you than
    hallucinogenics. I know friends who have been on acid for years with no
    problems to speak of, while all of my friends who went on ketamine
    binges fucked themselves up after a few weeks of continuous use. I like
    the DXM trip, but I'm just not sure if it's worth it for me to keep
    tripping on something that seems to have a decent chance of being bad
    for me.