Hey guys just wanted to make a poll on what came first in your life. Mj or Alcohol? (Exclude that sip of beer your dad gave you when you were a kid) What was the first substance your really started doing? I was thinking about this because of the ol' gateway drug idea. Now I know many go against this theory, but in my own experience I can't deny that once I tried the basics, alcohol and weed, I wanted to try more stuff to see whats its like. But who is the real gateway drug? Weed always gets the rep, but what about Mr. Alcohol? I bet for a lot of people alcohol came first. I will also put an "other" category to see if some if you started with Mushrooms or Coke or whatever. So lets see, who was your "first love"? Mine was defiantly alcohol, I was 17 when I first started drinking. I was scared of weed for awhile, it was until I was 18 I first smoked, but I had been fighting it for years. But then once I finally smoked alcohol went away and I became a pot head. Also since I found out weed wasn't so bad it was game on to try new things. Some I am glad I found, Ie Mushrooms and Lsd. Some I wish I stayed away, ie coke and pills. I also could put other as an answer, because I did hit Salvia right before I started drinking. I didn't really trip, but I did feel high. First experience of being in an altered state like that.