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(Sun Sentinel)   Man who was arrested three times in a week for huffing chemicals reaches his inevitable conclusion   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 13
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2012-12-11 12:42:04 PM  
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I kinda feel bad for people who have to fall back on "He's in a better place" to make themselves feel better about their loved one's suicidal act. No, he's not in a better place. He's DEAD by his own hand. Even under Christian doctrine that means he's not in a better place (suicide = Hell, right?), but in the strictest sense, he's not in a better place because he's not anywhere. He has ceased to exist.

As for huffers, I have little sympathy for them. It take a colossal idiot to even try it in the first place, and while I have feel generally bad for people who are stuck with an addiction (even if it's an addiction to religion), I also know that you have to be pretty low on the I.Q. totem pole to look at a can of duster and say to yourself, "I know it can cause brain damage, crippling addiction, and death, but I think I'll try huffing it anyway."

Unless someone doses you without your knowledge or held a gun to your head prior to your first dose, any drug addict is only able to blame himself for his ultimate demise because he took that first step on his own.

There was a point where he could have put down the very first can of duster and said, "No. You know what. This is stupid." and followed a completely different path in life. The fact that he was stupid enough to take that first step is reason enough for me to withhold my sympathy.
2012-12-11 07:01:30 AM  
2 votes:
At least he died doing what he loved.
2012-12-11 04:54:23 AM  
2 votes:
There really is nothing snarky or funny about this story.

This is just sad.

Sorry you couldn't beat your demons dude...
2012-12-11 11:31:10 AM  
1 votes:
Canton:

Addiction is never pretty. Poor guy. May he rest in peace.

FTA: "Patrick was an absolutely wonderful kid who unfortunately inherited the gene of addiction," said John Henderson, Patrick's father. "The disease was too strong for him to overcome ... It's a terrible story."

I'm still not buying the "addiction gene" per se. Maybe there is an hereditary weakness in ethanol processing coupled with a family/cultural tradition of drunkenness, and if so it's probably not irrelevant that the countries known for problematic drunkenness are bleak and cold much of the year and went for distilled beverages in a big way. (Could it be that the boozing tradition and related genes was brought to Ireland by Vikings?) That could be selected for naturally; a similar mechanism could account for opiate addiction in countries with thousands of years of experience.

But in my 8th-grade-dropout opinion I doubt there's been enough time to select for aerosol propellants, even ether-like ones, and the idea that there is a genetic need to be addicted to something, anything, is a bit far-fetched. Maybe one or both of this guys parents spent his childhood modeling a taste for being very farked up?

That said, I hadn't bothered to learn till today that they do use ether-like gases as propellants in dusting sprays; I was picturing being stoned on butane, which for one thing smells NASTY.
2012-12-11 10:17:29 AM  
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KellyKellyKelly: Neondistraction: TheGogmagog: DanZero: [img399.imageshack.us image 547x640]

Didn't he make another headline this year or last for doing that again?

I think Patrick Tribet from your picture has stayed clean.

I read in a previous thread he had been arrested earlier this year, although the link didn't specify what he was arrested for. So maybe, but probably not.

He was most recently arrested on October 13, 2012.

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He really likes that gold paint.
2012-12-11 09:14:29 AM  
1 votes:

KellyKellyKelly: Neondistraction: TheGogmagog: DanZero: [img399.imageshack.us image 547x640]

Didn't he make another headline this year or last for doing that again?

I think Patrick Tribet from your picture has stayed clean.

I read in a previous thread he had been arrested earlier this year, although the link didn't specify what he was arrested for. So maybe, but probably not.

He was most recently arrested on October 13, 2012.

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Jesus. That man looks like a 66 year old Nursing home patient. The right side of his face is pretty telling. He's stroked out once or twice.
2012-12-11 09:11:32 AM  
1 votes:
Very sad.

By the way, if my son calls me and tells me he fell off the wagon and just bailed himself out of jail, I would have picked him up and been with him until he could get himself into another treatment center. I'm not saying he wouldn't have relapsed, but it is less likely.

"Dad and mom? I just bailed out."
"Oh dear son. What happened?"
"I was huffing."
"Well that's horrible. I know you can stay clean. You have it in you to do i... Can you call back later? Jeopardy is starting and I don't want to miss the first question."
2012-12-11 08:46:46 AM  
1 votes:
I always picture people who huff "dust destroyer" as people who are so far down the shiathole they can't even afford a real high anymore, but it was this guy's drug of choice.
2012-12-11 08:36:09 AM  
1 votes:

Neondistraction: TheGogmagog: DanZero: [img399.imageshack.us image 547x640]

Didn't he make another headline this year or last for doing that again?

I think Patrick Tribet from your picture has stayed clean.

I read in a previous thread he had been arrested earlier this year, although the link didn't specify what he was arrested for. So maybe, but probably not.


He was most recently arrested on October 13, 2012.

arre.st
2012-12-11 08:34:13 AM  
1 votes:

TheGogmagog: DanZero: [img399.imageshack.us image 547x640]

Didn't he make another headline this year or last for doing that again?

I think Patrick Tribet from your picture has stayed clean.


I read in a previous thread he had been arrested earlier this year, although the link didn't specify what he was arrested for. So maybe, but probably not.
2012-12-11 08:31:45 AM  
1 votes:

TheGogmagog: I think Patrick Tribet from your picture has stayed clean.


Actually, he hasn't.
2012-12-11 08:25:30 AM  
1 votes:
Why do all huffers end up with that crooked face? Does it end up causing a stroke or some kind of paralysis?
2012-12-11 07:55:05 AM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Seriously, though, making marijuana legal and available would have probably prevented this.

Huffers are addicts of convenience. They get high on things they can easily get their hands on. They are perhaps the most neurotic of addicts, in that they indulge themselves in legally obtainable materials rather than take their chances with the law and illegal drugs.

This guy should have moved to Washington or Colorado. He could have been saved.


he could have also got electro shock treatment. which might have made him less paranoid about breaking teh law
 
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