Half a person
Your job sounds scary, and I'm glad there's people who will do it. I will guarantee you that you get more trouble from drunks than druggies though, and I know that's the truth. Alcohol= aggressive. I remember I used to physically fight with this girl in town when I was 16- one night I took E and ended up cuddling her. 'Fake' yes; but I didn't have the energy to be angry anymore. You wouldn't have minded me in casualty.
Anyway, I digress. I've probably done over a thousand pills; I've never been to hospital (well I have, but normally with people who've got their noses broken unprovoked in drunk-fulled fights- I come from a rough town).
But what about people who jump out of planes and their parachute doesn't work? Would you resent scraping them up? What about people who ride horses and break their necks? What about people who sleep around/ smoke/ blah blah blah?
It's about risk; I wouldn't jump out of a plane. But it's legal. But it's life threatening.
People pay their money and take their choice. It's their life. It might be wrong. But no law can stop it, will ever stop it.
Thats fine, but you miss my point. People have the right to put whatever they want into their system. I do not believe they also have the right to abuse paramedics,nurses,doctors and anyone else who may be trying to help them. I do view alcohol as potentially dangerous as drugs are, and yes i probably look after more drunks on a night shift. I also see the dangers of smoking. But we rarely require the services of 6 police officers, 2 ambulance crews, 2 doctors and 4 nurses to calm someone down after alcohol intoxication. But to calm someone down who has taken drugs, this is far more common. I know this, because its my job.
I don't resent my job. I resent being abused and spat at. People who have sufferd in car accidents, falling off horses etc generally don't abuse staff in the same way. I love my job and i love caring for people. I don't deserve to be abused.
And how can you guarantee that the pill you are taking is safe? How do you actually know what that pill is made of?