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post Apr 14 2006, 01:10 PM
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Up to 14% of teenagers self-harm, but half of the 25 who described themselves as Goths had done so, reported the British Medical Journal.

Most self-harmed before becoming a Goth, suggesting they chose the subculture because they felt their emotional distress would be understood.

Goths favour black clothing


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post Jan 9 2008, 05:14 AM
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Just quickly (because I really should go to bed at some point tonight), the alcohol on American TV thing is from a wide range of US programs. Usually they are of the House/OC/Friends/Prison Break variety, as well as in the movies... So pretty much everything. If a person (especially men for some reason) has a drink in a US drama or comedy it often seems that this is the start of a ridiculously fast spiral into full alcoholism.

Perhaps it should also be said that this drinking is happening outside of bars, and usually when there isn't an imminent sports game on the fictional character's television. If those circumstances are there then it's fine to drink, otherwise it's a quick trip to a tearful intervention for that character.


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post Jan 9 2008, 10:43 AM
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(and its pot as well, probably more than the Brits because...I don't know why? Why don't you seem to like pot as much, Brits?)

Well, depends on which Brits you're talking about. You get the chav/ wannabe gangsters who smoke, then you get the "alternative"s who also smoke (people who like cool music and dress differently to the norm). There's also people who do it socially- those who don't ever own their own, but will smoke some of others. There's also the people who take every drug under the sun, and have pot as a segway between them all.
USUALLY, though, the people in suits and the politicians/ TV presenters/ celebrities will be doing cocaine. It's faster, a "better" hit, flaunts the amount of money they have, and doesn't smell.
I think that the Brits do love their weed, but it just isn't as talked about because we have a massive amount of binge-drinking that takes over the headlines? I know that from growing up in the countryside, there's limited options for what you can do for recreation. You can't go to a pub because the landlord/lady have known you since you were three, and so won't serve you (if you're underage, obvs), you can't drive/ don't have enough money for petrol to go to the nearest city and watch a film or something, you can't just randomly have sex with someone (a fun past-time for all) because they're probably your cousin (or more likely an ex of a friend of yours) and so you're left with a couple of options: parties (house parties and raves included), getting drunk in a field, taking drugs. Personally, I didn't smoke weed until I was 19, and had not done anything else before (not even poppers)- but I'm an oddball tongue.gif
So yeah. I think it is consumed as much (probably percentage wise) as it is in America, but just not talked about as much. Or, there are other things that get all the attention.


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- Wookiee   Goths "more likely to self-harm".   Apr 14 2006, 01:10 PM
- - Felander   QUOTE (Wookiee @ Apr 14 2006, 02:10 PM)This i...   Apr 14 2006, 01:45 PM
- - pgrmdave   I think it's interesting that it's so much...   Apr 14 2006, 03:40 PM
- - I_am_the_best   I think it may just be people wanting to fit into ...   Apr 14 2006, 06:27 PM
|- - Novander   New Scientist took a slightly different approach t...   Apr 14 2006, 09:38 PM
- - candice   QUOTE Only 25 participants felt strongly associate...   Apr 15 2006, 01:42 AM
- - pgrmdave   The person who did the actual research did make me...   Apr 15 2006, 02:29 AM
- - candice   Yes, I know it was mentioned by the person who did...   Apr 15 2006, 02:45 AM
- - pgrmdave   What bothers me most about it is that the entire a...   Apr 15 2006, 02:51 AM
- - trunks_girl26   Well, the title is mainly used to draw people in t...   Apr 15 2006, 06:38 AM
- - Astarael   The misleading statistics (and title) are definite...   Apr 16 2006, 03:18 PM
|- - Wookiee   QUOTE (Astarael @ Apr 16 2006, 04:18 PM)The m...   Apr 17 2006, 11:14 PM
- - devils_daughter   I'm pretty sure if you interveiwed 1,258 teens...   Apr 16 2006, 09:56 PM
- - gothictheysay   Yeah, devils_daughter, but you can't know for ...   Apr 18 2006, 12:21 AM
|- - devils_daughter   QUOTE (gothictheysay @ Apr 17 2006, 07:21 PM)...   Apr 18 2006, 09:24 PM
- - candice   No, it isn't "the only way we'll know...   Apr 19 2006, 12:59 AM
- - pgrmdave   Maybe someone here could do a simple, informal stu...   Apr 19 2006, 01:22 PM
- - Astarael   That would be interesting, but you'd have to g...   Apr 19 2006, 08:36 PM
- - pgrmdave   Well, my thinking was to find a few different goth...   Apr 19 2006, 08:43 PM
- - candice   No, you wouldn't know that the original findin...   Apr 19 2006, 09:36 PM
- - pgrmdave   I know there are many more factors, but I wasn...   Apr 19 2006, 10:45 PM
- - devils_daughter   You could try making it a poll on Matazone? That w...   Apr 20 2006, 08:07 PM
- - pgrmdave   Ah - but we don't want a simple poll, because ...   Apr 20 2006, 10:19 PM
|- - devils_daughter   QUOTE (pgrmdave @ Apr 20 2006, 06:19 PM) ...   Apr 21 2006, 12:00 PM
|- - Sir_Psycho_Sexy   QUOTE (devils_daughter @ Apr 21 2006, 01...   Apr 21 2006, 04:23 PM
- - crazymat   what if they consider themselves goth, but have no...   Apr 21 2006, 12:49 PM
- - devils_daughter   Okay, so we could get into greater detail..like.....   Apr 21 2006, 01:01 PM
- - devils_daughter   ^ Then what would the point of the poll be? If onl...   Apr 21 2006, 06:38 PM
|- - candice   QUOTE (devils_daughter @ Apr 21 2006, 11...   Apr 21 2006, 06:48 PM
||- - devils_daughter   QUOTE (candice @ Apr 21 2006, 02:48 PM) Q...   Apr 21 2006, 06:59 PM
|- - Daria   QUOTE (devils_daughter @ Apr 21 2006, 07...   Apr 23 2006, 01:40 PM
- - gothictheysay   There really is no way that this can be done accur...   Apr 21 2006, 06:54 PM
- - candice   QUOTE (devils_daughter @ Apr 21 2006, 11...   Apr 21 2006, 07:30 PM
|- - devils_daughter   QUOTE (candice @ Apr 21 2006, 03:30 PM) Q...   Apr 21 2006, 07:47 PM
- - devils_daughter   ^ *notices how confusing this could really be*..uh...   Apr 23 2006, 06:35 PM
- - Museum Girl   QUOTE (candice @ Apr 15 2006, 02:42 AM) Q...   Apr 24 2006, 07:25 PM
|- - elphaba2   QUOTE (Museum Girl @ Apr 24 2006, 03:25 P...   Apr 25 2006, 08:24 PM
- - deepest cut gets a fiver   You see the problem is when yer walking down the s...   Jan 7 2008, 10:02 AM
- - Daria   Interesting first post. Welcome to Matazone... I g...   Jan 7 2008, 10:50 AM
- - Mata   Ah, so what you're saying Deepest, is that the...   Jan 7 2008, 01:00 PM
- - voices_in_my_head   Hmm. That's a pretty interesting thought, ther...   Jan 8 2008, 12:31 AM
- - Daria   It totally made sense. What's more, it backs u...   Jan 8 2008, 01:01 AM
- - Mata   So as the backlash against goth and emo we're ...   Jan 8 2008, 03:07 AM
|- - Daria   QUOTE (Mata @ Jan 8 2008, 03:07 AM) So as...   Jan 8 2008, 03:58 AM
|- - elphaba2   QUOTE (Mata @ Jan 7 2008, 10:07 PM) Now, ...   Jan 9 2008, 12:52 AM
- - voices_in_my_head   It really depends on where you go - Southern state...   Jan 8 2008, 03:52 AM
- - voices_in_my_head   Like I said, I have a feeling that it varies from ...   Jan 8 2008, 10:22 PM
|- - Daria   QUOTE (voices_in_my_head @ Jan 8 2008, 10...   Jan 8 2008, 11:17 PM
- - Mata   Just quickly (because I really should go to bed at...   Jan 9 2008, 05:14 AM
|- - Daria   QUOTE (and its pot as well, probably more than the...   Jan 9 2008, 10:43 AM
- - Mata   Don't forget mushrooms - the recreational drug...   Jan 12 2008, 03:06 AM
|- - Daria   QUOTE (Mata @ Jan 12 2008, 03:06 AM) Don...   Jan 13 2008, 03:01 PM
- - {Gothic Angel}   QUOTE (Wookiee @ Apr 17 2006, 11:14 PM) I...   Jan 14 2008, 07:02 PM


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