I did more drugs at BM this year than ever and it was stupendous. Mostly though, because I didn't ever over-do (se) it and becuase I drank very little alcohol. Usually a bloody mary or two during the day, and beer at night to settle the stomach, that's it.
I must say, while the mind reels for days afterward, the body recovers very quickly, while alcohol simply destroys the body.
I saw a lot of people who crashed early every night and missed a lot of shit because they were boozing it up hardcore all day and all night. I only slept like 3-4 hrs a night, and was up and at em in the morn and jamming all day, all night, and into the dawn.
The whole thing pumps you so full of adrenaline and endorphines, it gives you superhuman power to have fun.
I must say though - IF you're ever going to do drugs in your life, please do it at BM. Going to BM actually reduced my drug use overall. After having done it there, I felt like it was just a waste (of brain cells and time) to do it in the default world. It never could match up, so was sort of disappointing after that.