Recreational drug use in furry fandom

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Recreational drugs are psychoactive, alcoholic, and nicotine-based substances. They may be used for pleasure or to enhance an already positive experience. Based on a jurisdictions's laws and/or culture, recreational drugs can be classified as either illegal or restricted (marijuana), or legal but regulated (such as alcohol and tobacco).

Prevalence[edit]

Drug use and misuse seems to be less common within the furry fandom than in the public at-large,[citation needed] which may be explained by two factors:

  • That the fandom itself is an escape and a creative outlet that makes drugs unnecessary;[citation needed]
  • That the fandom is more educated and affluent than the public at-large.[citation needed]

Types[edit]

Alcohol is the most common drug in the fandom,[citation needed] as in the public at large. Marijuana is especially popular on the West Coast of the U.S.,[citation needed] while ecstasy it is sometimes used at late-night furry dances and parties.[citation needed]

Drug use at conventions[edit]

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Drug use at major furry conventions is governed by three factors:

  • All conventions have strict policies against illicit drug use (including underage drinking).
  • Conventions are usually run at a hotel or other private facility anticipating sleep-overs in private rooms. These may be a venue for drug use and may eliminate concern about impaired driving.
  • Availability of legal drugs such as alcohol may be one feature of public- and private-room parties. Public parties usually have door guards to verify the age of attendees.

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