Just when you think you’ve seen every kind of social media platform on the Internet, along comes TripSit, a new social site that caters specifically to drug users.
“Tutorials” on Getting High
Information about how to get high is actually available on the Web already; there are numerous blogs and videos about the subject online. However, TripSit has taken things to a “high” level (pardon the pun) by providing instructions and tutorials about drug use.
Social Interaction about Drugs
Through the site, members help each other out by providing advice regarding how much drug to use and which drugs to mix. According to the site, their main goal is to decrease cases of “uninformed” drug consumption. Aside from providing information, they also have a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week “chat” line where volunteers assist members who need help as they experience a “bad” trip.
Unsafe and Encourages Drug Abuse
Meanwhile, D.J. Diebold, a certified addiction counselor, is not too happy about the site. The counselor explains that websites such as TripSit only encourage drug abuse and are not safe at all, as there are a lot of “variables” that could lead to critical health conditions. Among these are heart attacks, strokes, and even death.
Diebold also likens the site to rolling the dice in a casino – one can never predict what’s going to happen next. What’s more, according to the counselor, if a person needs somebody else to watch over him or her while doing something, then he or she should probably not be doing that thing in the first place.
Despite its controversial nature, TripSit considers one topic as “off limits” on their website. They strictly prohibit any discussion about drug dealing.