It's hogwash to say drunkenness is no excuse for crime... Wherever mind altering drugs are on sale to the public, we should expect mind altered behaviour from the public.
The best mind-altering drug is the truth.
Altering your perspective can provide you the luxury of seeing things for what they are, not what you wish them to be.
Drugs are a carnival in hell.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.