I understand......sort of. I mean,especially when you're a teenager and your friends do something unhealthy and you refrain from doing it, that shows intelligence and strength of character.
When I was younger I smoked and drank but I also gave it up after a few years and during the period after giving it up I used to feel bored associating within those circles of people who did drugs so I moved on to a new interesting life with healthy people.
The suggestion within your answers to read a certain book written in the 70s seems like a good idea because it may tell you about it to the point that you can be convinced you don't want it, or whatever.
I know kids think smoking is great but they arn't aware of the side effects that come after a few years like mental problems, and the association in circles that do life threatening drugs.
SO......I do actually have a 'natural high' suggestion or two for you. I would start with health and meditation, in a sense.
Like this...........In the late 60s the young people were really starting to get into drugs and every other cool rebellion.
Someone was distributing a flyer on the streets in Haight Ashbury and other areas in the US. It said "STAY HIGH FOREVER. NO MORE COMING DOWN".
What and who it referred to was the introduction of mantra meditation coming from India. The hippies were gathering in parks with one 'A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami' and were getting high on singing HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE.
That is called the maha mantra in India. The great chanting for deliverance.
You can learn more about that from visiting any Hare Krishna temple (in every major city) and purchasing a book there or you can read extensively on the web. I recommend this sight- <www.purebhakti.com> -mantra meditation. Very enlightening downloadable books too.
My point, which not everyone is ready to accept, is that temporary highs lead to lows later in life and it is a great idea to, early in life, arm yourself with techniques for permanent highs that last and increase throughout your lifetime and into the next.
You're an intelligent person so I pray you come to intelllligent conclusions on the matter.
If you are a strict Christian you can also chant Christ's name. I've not done that for long but monks do it. In these ways you can be higher than everone else.
By the way, the Hare Krishnas are not a sect but are strictly following the ancient Vedic scriptures of India. They believe that there is one supreme Lord and that He is worshipped in different religions by different names. They are strict vegetarians (non violent) and they avoid all types of intoxication, illicit connection between male and female and gambling.
They are pious religious people actually. Only their style of dress which is the common way in India, scares westerners who have not seen such dress before. HARE KRISHNA