Drug use is found in the gothic scene, just as in any teenage group. However, it is by no means required. My research indicates that the most commonly used drugs within the gothic scene are alcohol, LSD, and tobacco. Drug use often stems from two types of people. The first type is the hedonistic, rebellious, destructive people. These individuals would do drugs regardless of their association with Goth. The second type are those people who do not believe drugs should be illegal. These individuals believe that personal responsibility in the area of drug experimentation is the key to keeping a drug's harmful effects in check. The roots of drug use are often connected to curiosity and a lack of respect for authority.