My writing class has been reading Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed, and the other day, we talked about the section where she tries to find a "cleansing" program before she gets her urine test so that it won't reveal what she calls her recent "chemical indiscretion."
One of my students said that part of the book surprised him, because he doesn't think of old people, you know, 40 year olds and stuff, doing drugs. I made a joke about yeah, people like me are WAY too old to be chemically indiscrete!
Then someone else said that they weren't surprised because their friends' parents were "chemically indiscrete" and high "all the time."
"Chemically" or otherwise, "indiscrete" became the catchwords of the day.
Sadly, these days, caffeine after 10am marks the heights of my chemical indiscretions.