I am truly sorry. I had terrible drug education growing up, basically ‘drugs are bad, and people who take them are bad’.
I was taught that addiction was a crime and not a mental illness.
It’s taken me a good few years of health education and my own life experiences to realise that drug safety is SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT than demonising them.
Legalisation could really benefit a lot of people, ultimately you need to break the cycle of how addiction starts, but by legalising substances, we have a chance of reducing drug death, crime and possibly develop new medicines to treat illnesses like never before.
Be safe, test your gear, start low, go slow.