Gotta love the ignorance. This is planet earth. People do drugs. Would you prefer everyone be just like you? Is LA, Portland, Boston, SF, Miami, Atlanta, etc any different? Fuck planet earth? Ever heard of the drug war? It’s a thing only because earthlings like to do drugs!
In each of these cities there are just as many people that don’t do drugs as there are that do. You have to go to those places these people hang out though or they won’t exist in your life and it will feel like “everyone” is always high.
So, before you go sticking your dick in Seattle - check you’re perspective.
Or, in other words...step out of your tech bubble where people are turning to drugs and alcohol because their jobs suck.
What are you basing this on? Your own perspective that things must be worse where you are because you are experiencing them?
Try doing at least a little research, before you spout BS and imply it’s fact.
Washington state has one of the lowest addiction rates in the country. How did you even get a job at Cisco?
Higher than NYC? Stay on the adderall...maybe smoke a joint.
“Chicago, New York and Boston have the highest heroin-related hospital admissions in the country, and Baltimore and San Francisco have the highest numbers of heroin addicts and heroin-related crime of any cities in the nation, according to the DEA”
By the way if you think it’s the liberals that are shilling the opiates you must be smoking crack, nerd.
Finally, some of the best people that made the most of a difference at Cisco used LSD heavily while working on problems way over your head!
Seattle is one of the rainiest places on the West coast, so I could see how access to wealth in combination with dreary weather would lead some folks to self medicate. People do drugs everywhere - in a flyover state, the drugs are much less fancy (weed, meth, opiates, pills, and alcohol).
Wait... you think it’s different in the Bay Area? If anything it’s just a little bit more taboo here so people are not as open about it. Seattle is a very liberal town so I could see some crowds being more open about use.