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2014-02-17 02:01:30 PM
will post to Geek

Yeah, because you know all the geeks are on the verge of trying heroin and need that one last reminder not to do it.
 
2014-02-17 02:11:43 PM

Mr. Fuzzypaws: will post to Geek

Yeah, because you know all the geeks are on the verge of trying heroin and need that one last reminder not to do it.


That is odd, and a shame because this does highlight a number of features of heroin use I'd not heard of.  It strips away some of the scary hype and then back-fills it with even scarier stuff, if you ask me.
 
2014-02-17 02:18:56 PM
factoryconnection:
That is odd, and a shame because this does highlight a number of features of heroin use I'd not heard of.  It strips away some of the scary hype and then back-fills it with even scarier stuff, if you ask me.

I saw it this morning and it answered a question I've had for a long time:  Exactly how does a heroin addict get there?  Well, at least it lays out one man's path, I'm sure every junkie has their story.
 
2014-02-17 02:20:55 PM

nekom: I saw it this morning and it answered a question I've had for a long time: Exactly how does a heroin addict get there? Well, at least it lays out one man's path, I'm sure every junkie has their story.


I knew that it was based on an amazing high and significant change in perception of pain, emotion, and mood.  It makes a lot more sense that there would be a seemingly-innocuous build-up phase to addiction, though, with the sh*tty parts kicking in after it is too late psychologically to easily quit.
 
2014-02-17 02:27:14 PM
Yay!  First green light :)

/subby
 
2014-02-17 02:30:57 PM
Since there's not exactly an FDA for hard drugs

Yes, there is. It's called the FDA.
Oh, you meant illegal drugs.
 
2014-02-17 02:33:18 PM
I knew all of this, but I've worked harm reduction before.
 
2014-02-17 02:33:38 PM
For some real heroin experiences (text, probably NSFW)
 
2014-02-17 02:46:16 PM
Opiates make me incredibly nauseous. I guess I am both lucky and cursed. Lucky my addiction potential is basically nil. Cursed because opiates are pretty much all their is for late-game pain management.
 
2014-02-17 02:54:26 PM

Mister Buttons: Yay!  First green light :)

/subby


Celebrate with a blunt or a beer, not heroin
 
2014-02-17 02:57:14 PM

Prophet of Loss: Opiates make me incredibly nauseous. I guess I am both lucky and cursed. Lucky my addiction potential is basically nil. Cursed because opiates are pretty much all their is for late-game pain management.


Nausea is one of those things they don't tell you about. It's normal to boot when high. The aversion to vomiting is easily overcome, so you're not safer than anyone else. If you need pain management good luck and I'm sorry you are suffering.
 
2014-02-17 02:57:42 PM
A fairly serious article on Cracked?

I must be high.
 
2014-02-17 03:00:27 PM
As a junkie, this may be the first main stream thing I've read regarding being an addict that is close to be being correct.
 
2014-02-17 03:01:28 PM
Here's my reason: as a 17 yr-old, I watched the hottest chick I'd ever seen shoot up at a party.  She was a model, just beautiful.  I could not believe how much she just totally lost control of her body.  At one point, I thought that she'd died (but it was apparently a "normal" trip for her).  I'd call it one tiny level above a coma.  No thanks.  I'll stick to alcohol, weed, cocaine (if I know the source) and assorted hallucinogenics.
 
2014-02-17 03:03:06 PM
I'm surprised they left out the constipation part that opiates cause and the "fun" that occurs with your bowels when you go through withdrawal.

However, even without that there is a whole lot of NOPE associated with heroin.
 
2014-02-17 03:10:23 PM
Never tried H, and doubt I ever will. But I did have a substantial IV dose of Demerol a couple of times... and I can easily understand how that sort of thing could become a serious habit.

I went from "Fark! I feel so farking awful make it stop noooooooooooowwww!" all the way to "I just love everybody in this room so much...even the biatchy ER nurse!"  in less than 3 minutes.
 
2014-02-17 03:11:25 PM

hammettman: I'll stick to alcohol, weed, cocaine (if I know the source) and assorted hallucinogenics.


A likely source for cocaine:

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
cdn.c.photoshelter.comwww.deamuseum.org
 
2014-02-17 03:14:33 PM
I abused some opiates for 3 days once.  The tolerance profile was astounding.  It literally doubled within 3 days.  That was enough for me to never use them again.

I'll save them for when I eventually end up in a hospital.
 
2014-02-17 03:23:44 PM

Mr. Fuzzypaws: will post to Geek

Yeah, because you know all the geeks are on the verge of trying heroin and need that one last reminder not to do it.


on the verge? shiat, that's breakfast. On workdays only, of course.
 
2014-02-17 03:29:33 PM
We need more stories that humanize people with addiction stories as opposed to the caricatures we usually get. Who wants to admit they've become an example used to shame others? Every human can screw up their life, but not all mistakes have to be permanent. Making large changes to one's behavior with help is daunting enough, when you try to do it alone out of a sense of shame it becomes Herculean. IMHO

/thanks subs
 
2014-02-17 03:31:14 PM

gfid: hammettman: I'll stick to alcohol, weed, cocaine (if I know the source) and assorted hallucinogenics.

A likely source for cocaine:

[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 261x193]
[cdn.c.photoshelter.com image 850x567][www.deamuseum.org image 700x438]


Yeah, same goes for weed, I only get mine from a few acquaintances that actually grow it themselves, best I can do to make sure it's not cut with some shait, plus I'm all for supporting the local economy and not some drug cartel that slaughters people indiscriminately.  Good luck trying to buy coke with a clear conscience.
 
2014-02-17 03:32:01 PM

mutterfark: We need more stories that humanize people with addiction stories as opposed to the caricatures we usually get. Who wants to admit they've become an example used to shame others? Every human can screw up their life, but not all mistakes have to be permanent. Making large changes to one's behavior with help is daunting enough, when you try to do it alone out of a sense of shame it becomes Herculean. IMHO

/thanks subs


This
 
2014-02-17 03:38:46 PM

mutterfark: We need more stories that humanize people with addiction stories as opposed to the caricatures we usually get. Who wants to admit they've become an example used to shame others? Every human can screw up their life, but not all mistakes have to be permanent. Making large changes to one's behavior with help is daunting enough, when you try to do it alone out of a sense of shame it becomes Herculean. IMHO

/thanks subs


Meanwhile, in Maine, the governor has refused to pay for EMTs to stock a life-saving OD medication, because addicts aren't worth saving, and it might "encourage" people to do heroin if they know their friendly neighborhood EMTs will save them.

Those are the official reasons given by Governor LePage.

// you know, because you go home happy as a clam after getting your ticker kickstarted
// and addicts are well-known for doing cost-benefit analyses right before spiking
 
2014-02-17 03:39:33 PM

dennysgod: gfid: hammettman: I'll stick to alcohol, weed, cocaine (if I know the source) and assorted hallucinogenics.

A likely source for cocaine:

[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 261x193]
[cdn.c.photoshelter.com image 850x567][www.deamuseum.org image 700x438]

Yeah, same goes for weed, I only get mine from a few acquaintances that actually grow it themselves, best I can do to make sure it's not cut with some shait, plus I'm all for supporting the local economy and not some drug cartel that slaughters people indiscriminately.  Good luck trying to buy coke with a clear conscience.


Weed is almost never 'cut' with anything.  Even synthetic weed costs more than regular weed.

If someone soaked your weed with formaldehyde or PCP they will more than likely tout that fact and charge you more for it.

But cartels apparently do make most of their money from cannabis... but if you're toking choice nugs it's very unlikely it came from outside your state let alone your country.
 
2014-02-17 03:42:10 PM
Dr Dreidel:

Meanwhile, in Maine, the governor has refused to pay for EMTs to stock a life-saving OD medication, because addicts aren't worth saving, and it might "encourage" people to do heroin if they know their friendly neighborhood EMTs will save them.

Those are the official reasons given by Governor LePage.

// you know, because you go home happy as a clam after getting your ticker kickstarted
// and addicts are well-known for doing cost-benefit analyses right before spiking


WTactualF!? I guess all you can say to that is, 'Christ, what an a**hole.'
 
2014-02-17 03:54:02 PM
I have an older friend that was part of the NY counter culture scene in the 60's and 70's (Warhol's factory and all that).  He still has nightmares about the methadone clinic, they were sold a great big fat lie and ended up being even worst junkies than when they were shooting smack.  They start you off with huge doses and get you hooked quick, the whole thing is a racket and nobody that works at these clinics care one way or another about getting you cured, they just want you coming back for more.
 
2014-02-17 03:54:27 PM

mutterfark: WTactualF!? I guess all you can say to that is, 'Christ, what an a**hole.'


Gov LePage would rather hire more agents and expand drug courts, because those save more lives than actual life-saving drugs, apparently.

http://www.npr.org/2014/02/16/277709553/its-proven-to-save-lives-so- wh y-is-maine-opposed-to-narcan

// it was on fark a week or two ago, too
 
2014-02-17 03:54:31 PM
dennysgod:
Yeah, same goes for weed, I only get mine from a few acquaintances that actually grow it themselves, best I can do to make sure it's not cut with some shait, plus I'm all for supporting the local economy and not some drug cartel that slaughters people indiscriminately.  Good luck trying to buy coke with a clear conscience.

I get my coke from a guy up in the mountains, he only makes small batches using locally sourced coca.  He's pretty underground.
 
2014-02-17 03:54:33 PM

dennysgod: Good luck trying to buy coke with a clear conscience.


Yeah this. Which sucks, because it's pretty much awesome otherwise.
 
2014-02-17 03:58:15 PM
I'm sold sign me up for heroin! Where do I get my needle and spoon from?
 
2014-02-17 03:58:18 PM
As someone with an incredibly addictive personality that forces me to stay away from the "hard" addictive things, this is exactly what I thought heroin did to people.
 
2014-02-17 03:58:24 PM
That actually seemed like a good reason to try Heroin.

I mean, the guy basically says he had lots of issues and was using daily for a while before he had any problems.
 
2014-02-17 04:03:14 PM
Fark opiates. fark opiates so hard that they get fired into the sun. I hope to see us develop a better way to manage pain one day.
 
2014-02-17 04:04:43 PM

Dr Dreidel: mutterfark: WTactualF!? I guess all you can say to that is, 'Christ, what an a**hole.'

Gov LePage would rather hire more agents and expand drug courts, because those save more lives than actual life-saving drugs, apparently.

http://www.npr.org/2014/02/16/277709553/its-proven-to-save-lives-so- wh y-is-maine-opposed-to-narcan

// it was on fark a week or two ago, too


I sometimes skip stories like that in an effort to prevent a stroke. It's not "tough love", it's "smug sadism" IMHO.
 
2014-02-17 04:06:13 PM

groppet: I'm sold sign me up for heroin! Where do I get my needle and spoon from?


You DO realize this will lead you down a dark road to writing Cracked articles and other forms of absolute failure, don't you?
 
2014-02-17 04:10:31 PM
Artie Lange was talking about his pathway to heroin addiction...I think perhaps on Jay Mohr's podcast. If I recall, he mentioned that he was taking a LOT of Vicodin (60-80/day I think) and he ran out, was going through withdrawal, and was scheduled to play a club...the club owner saw him sweating, asked him what he needed to get on stage, Artie said 30 Vicodin...and the club owner told him that much Tylenol in the Vicodin was bad for his liver and suggested heroin instead.
 
2014-02-17 04:11:59 PM

dennysgod: gfid: hammettman: I'll stick to alcohol, weed, cocaine (if I know the source) and assorted hallucinogenics.

A likely source for cocaine:

[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 261x193]
[cdn.c.photoshelter.com image 850x567][www.deamuseum.org image 700x438]

Yeah, same goes for weed, I only get mine from a few acquaintances that actually grow it themselves, best I can do to make sure it's not cut with some shait, plus I'm all for supporting the local economy and not some drug cartel that slaughters people indiscriminately.  Good luck trying to buy coke with a clear conscience.


What do they cut weed with? Oregano? Grass clippings?

If your weed can be cut with either of those without you noticing, you need to find better weed.
 
2014-02-17 04:14:26 PM

mutterfark: It's not "tough love", it's "smug sadism" IMHO.


QFT

// the GOP's social platform, that is
 
2014-02-17 04:16:22 PM

Mr_Fabulous: Never tried H, and doubt I ever will. But I did have a substantial IV dose of Demerol a couple of times... and I can easily understand how that sort of thing could become a serious habit.

I went from "Fark! I feel so farking awful make it stop noooooooooooowwww!" all the way to "I just love everybody in this room so much...even the biatchy ER nurse!"  in less than 3 minutes.


I made the nurse laugh because I was convinced I was going to fall THROUGH the hospital bed. On the other hand, it did make me forget about my defective appendix.
 
2014-02-17 04:22:36 PM

aevorea: On the other hand, it did make me forget about my defective appendix.


Defective appendix... obliterated gall bladder... Demerol just laughs at these things. And not a smug laugh, either, but a really happy laugh.
 
2014-02-17 04:27:12 PM
I had no idea that such a foppish and jocular Irish comedian was ever addicted to heroin!

/Otherwise, got nothing.
 
2014-02-17 04:31:29 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: That actually seemed like a good reason to try Heroin.

I mean, the guy basically says he had lots of issues and was using daily for a while before he had any problems.


yeah, but his problems went from my mommy didn't hug me enough, to my prison cellmate is hugging me too much


good trade
 
2014-02-17 04:41:04 PM
Sure, if you're not about to snuff it from cancer, heroin's a bad idea. But I have to think it wouldn't be quite as bad an issue if we followed some Mexican wisdom.
 
2014-02-17 04:43:47 PM
I like the part where he said his weener would go off if touched by a faint breeze.
 
2014-02-17 04:59:07 PM
This is my anti-heroin:

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-17 05:05:11 PM
3 orgasms every thirty seconds for weeks?

i21.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-17 05:13:32 PM

bk3k: A fairly serious article on Cracked?

I must be high.


They been doing these types of articles as of lately
 
2014-02-17 05:15:04 PM

hammettman: cocaine (if I know the source)


All coke comes from cartels.  There is no other source.  It comes from guys who indiscriminately use rape, torture, and the murder of children as weapons to control their distribution.  So enjoy your high but know that doing it is contributing to a child getting murdered, a judge getting assassinated, a man's wife getting raped in the middle of the night, a poor fisherman getting murdered after smuggling product because a bullet is cheaper than the $200 he was promised.
 
2014-02-17 05:17:12 PM

bk3k: groppet: I'm sold sign me up for heroin! Where do I get my needle and spoon from?

You DO realize this will lead you down a dark road to writing Cracked articles and other forms of absolute failure, don't you?


At least it isn't Buzzfeed.
 
2014-02-17 05:26:27 PM

meanmutton: a poor fisherman getting murdered after smuggling product because a bullet is cheaper than the $200 he was promised.


Sounds like they understand cost savings...

Perhaps they should be in charge of the US financial system.
 
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