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When I was a young girl I used to believe that drugs were sold in drugstores so I never dare get into one.
Until I was about eleven, I thought that people only did drugs in the U.S. and Mexican people sold it to them. I always wanted to live in England because I thought they didn't do drugs there.
When I was about 5 or so I remember first hearing about people "taking pot". I used to think people ripped open cigarettes, poured the contents into a saucepan, light the stove and smoke the pan like a cigarette.
when i was small i belived my mum was a herion addict because a few times i heard her ask the pharmasist for "herron" which is a brand of mild painkillers
I always heard about how you shouldn't do drugs in school, and I always wondered why they didn't just make them illegal if they were so bad for you. I didn't know until I was about 12 that marijuana and such are indeed illegal.
I remember when I was in the fifth grade and the DARE officer came in and showed us the drug case, there was a stamp in there with a picture of dancing monkies on it. When he got to the stamp, he explained people would stick it on their skin and get the drugs that way and the cute monkies might make it enticing to a kid. I didn't understand that this stamp had drugs in the adhesive on the back and from then on thought that sticking a postage stamp on my skin would kill me or make me very sick. And I was very wary of anyone (doctors offices, parade people, etc) who handed out stickers or stamps to little kids.
When I was little I used to believe that if you take medicine when you're not sick, you'll get sick. (Like, if you take headache medicine you'll get a headache, if you take stomachache medicine you'll get a stomachache, etc.) I believed this until I was 11. To this day I'm still terrified of taking medicine when I don't need it. That's probably a good thing!
When I was young, there was a lot of public service advertisements about the danger of sniffing glue - it being addictive, and will cause you to suffocate etc.
I took this to heart so much that when we did arts and crafts at school, i used to hold my breath whenever the kid-friendly paper glue was anywhere near me
When Elvis died, and I heard on the radio that drugs were the reason, I assumed that they meant aspirin, since that was the only drug I knew.
I used to believe, probably up until the age of 12 or so (sad) that a "Drugstore" was a place to sell actual drugs. And I thought I was so clever, mainly because I thought I could help the police cut back on the drug problem infiltrating our society, cause hey, I knew where all the drugstores were...
when i was in elementary school i was taught not to "drink and drive" i had no idea that they were talking about alcohol. For years i thought they were talking about any type of liquid, even water!
When I was about 4 i used to think that people only did drugs in the winter. (u had to do the in the dark and it wasn,t dark before my curfew in summer!)
I used to think that guys that worked in the mines couldnt be sold cigarettes. No cigarettes will be sold to minors
I thought drugs were egg-like things that sizzled.
(My view came from that commercial of two eggs--"This is your brain"-- and then two eggs frying in a pan--"this is your brain on drugs.")
I used to believe that the pharmacies that said "Drugstore" actually sold illegal drugs, so when my parents went inside to get a disposable camera or something I would be scared to go inside Lol.
When I was 4, I heard about cocaine on the news and I asked what it was... anyway, I was at the beach with my parents and they looked in the sand and said to me "look honey! look at the COQUINA" (coquina are those little shelled animals in the sand) ... well I thought they were saying COCAINE.. so I was yelling "look theres more cocaine!!" ... HAHA.. I then realized when I was a bit older that they were indeed talking about coquina.. haha it was embarassing to think that I said that back then though... xD
My best friend till college years used to think that hashish is... some venereal disease!! We still lough that unsafe sex can cause hashish!
In 7th grade my friend came to me in the morning and she looked a bit sad so I asked what happened. It turned out the morning bus conversation was about 'getting stoned' and when they asked my friend if she knew what it meant she replied yes, it's when stones are thrown at someone until they die. They laughed at her and told her she was wrong. I told my friend that those kids were idiots because that's what 'getting stoned' meant. I didn't find out for another year that it meant smoking pot.
When I was a child the D.A.R.E. program worked for me (for a few years). My biggest fear as a child was toliet paper in public; I thought that junkies would go around to all the gas stations and put drugs in the toliet paper. I made my mother always keep toliet paper in the car so I didn't have to use the drugged up toliet paper and get addicted.
When i was 11, i was playing this video game, and one of the stores was a drug store. I thought it was horrible that they had something like that on a kids video game. I only knew about the bad drugs at that time. I was stupidfied to hear, that the stuff at the chemist can also be named drugs.