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2014-02-17 11:55:02 PM  
dirtyeffinhippie:

He hit me with some IV Morphine, and asked "how's that"?  I said it was OK, but I wasn't there yet.  He hit me again, and I melted into the hospital bed, and gave him my arm, and said go for it.  Freaking amazing stuff.  When I woke up from surgery I was on a Morphine pump.  Mmmmmmm.  I figured out the intervals when it would let me run the pump (I could hear it run), and just sat there and watched the clock, pressing the button every 10 minutes or so

All I have to say is DAMN.  Good stuff.


Yeah - had a morphine drip coming out of surgery. Probably the best and worst high that exists. Way too addictive.
 
2014-02-18 12:05:37 AM  

doglover: madgordy: both times I had surgery I was given Morphine during recovery. No relief from the pain and constipation.

If morphine didn't help the pain you're either pharmacological strong against painkillers genetically, which is a thing, or you were in A LOT of pain and it couldn't dull all of it.

I had a kidney stone. Morphine saved my life.


They gave me Vicodin for that and I quickly found out that it doesn't do shiat.  60 hours of hot fun in the summertime.  Now when I get a Vicodin scrip I don't even bother filling it.
 
2014-02-18 12:23:20 AM  

monty666: Here's one good reason to try heroin. The first time you use it it is like you're floating on a big fluffy pink tinged cloud and you are just lying there and watching the world go by in stop motion.

It doesn't get better than that. In fact, it gets pretty bad, but the first time is so good you keep chasing that high


Or not. It plays out in stages. The room gets too warm. Vision dims and blurs a bit. Then there's a phase of being mean to the point of viciously sadistic. Then vertigo and projectile vomiting sets in, and that's it. Spend next several hours waiting for that to entirely go away. Booze is a better high, and perfectly legal. Opiate 'scrips are also not noticeably more effective for pain relief than several aspirins, so maybe I'm just not right for that particular addiction. Lucky me.
 
2014-02-18 12:29:17 AM  

LadySusan: doglover: madgordy: both times I had surgery I was given Morphine during recovery. No relief from the pain and constipation.

If morphine didn't help the pain you're either pharmacological strong against painkillers genetically, which is a thing, or you were in A LOT of pain and it couldn't dull all of it.

I had a kidney stone. Morphine saved my life.

Oooh, I hope that it isn't a thing because I've taken morphine and vicodin and other opiates for pain and they really did not do much for me. I had a bad abscess and infection and was on a morphine drip and it did nothing. I was up all day and all night (in spite of the raging infection, fever, surgery, morphine drip, and two week's worth of sickness before going to see the doc). I do get nauseous and have even thrown up though.

Never saw much point to opiates. Like the drugs where you get to play with reality and amphetamines are fun too.


In the Army, I found that I really liked speed, a little too much.  Stopped that and never went back.  Tried coke a couple of time, meh.  Smoked opium, meh.
 
2014-02-18 12:30:39 AM  

A Terrible Human: Bonzo_1116: Informal survey:  for the folks mentioning resistance to the painkilling effects of opiates:  was the person with the resistance to opiates in the story a redhead?

I remember reading on fark some years back that red hair is linked to weird pain responses.

I have red hair,green eyes and pale skin but I don't have a resistance to opiates,I have a resistance to medications that are supposed to numb you. It takes a lot more to make me numb than it does for a normal person,my dentist called me a farking weirdo over it.


Also redhair and green eyes here.  Don't recall what they gave me post-op for my appendix, but it wasn't all that helpful. And when I had a root canal a few months ago, I got to hear "Wow, that shouldn't still hurt!"  4. goddamn. times. The dentist (who several of my relatives swear is amazing and never caused them the slightest bit of pain) had to repeat doses, then eventually mixed locals (lidocaine + marcaine) and it still hurt a bit (but I stopped telling him so he'd just get it the hell over with at that point). I've seen some of the articles about gingers being less sensitive to pain meds... as if it wasn't enough to be soulless.
 
2014-02-18 12:36:40 AM  

zimbomba63: doglover: madgordy: both times I had surgery I was given Morphine during recovery. No relief from the pain and constipation.

If morphine didn't help the pain you're either pharmacological strong against painkillers genetically, which is a thing, or you were in A LOT of pain and it couldn't dull all of it.

I had a kidney stone. Morphine saved my life.

They gave me Vicodin for that and I quickly found out that it doesn't do shiat.  60 hours of hot fun in the summertime.  Now when I get a Vicodin scrip I don't even bother filling it.


Why not? Your insurance company is buying, and I'm sure you could figure out something to do with it.
 
2014-02-18 12:37:13 AM  

zimbomba63: doglover: madgordy: both times I had surgery I was given Morphine during recovery. No relief from the pain and constipation.

If morphine didn't help the pain you're either pharmacological strong against painkillers genetically, which is a thing, or you were in A LOT of pain and it couldn't dull all of it.

I had a kidney stone. Morphine saved my life.

They gave me Vicodin for that and I quickly found out that it doesn't do shiat.  60 hours of hot fun in the summertime.  Now when I get a Vicodin scrip I don't even bother filling it.


Oh no, vicidin is great.

Kidney stones are greater.
 
2014-02-18 12:49:32 AM  
This thread reminds me of helicopters and milk.

/no way heroin users live no way
//obscure?
 
2014-02-18 01:00:07 AM  

EnormousGreenRageMonster: A Terrible Human: Bonzo_1116: Informal survey:  for the folks mentioning resistance to the painkilling effects of opiates:  was the person with the resistance to opiates in the story a redhead?

I remember reading on fark some years back that red hair is linked to weird pain responses.

I have red hair,green eyes and pale skin but I don't have a resistance to opiates,I have a resistance to medications that are supposed to numb you. It takes a lot more to make me numb than it does for a normal person,my dentist called me a farking weirdo over it.

Also redhair and green eyes here.  Don't recall what they gave me post-op for my appendix, but it wasn't all that helpful. And when I had a root canal a few months ago, I got to hear "Wow, that shouldn't still hurt!"  4. goddamn. times. The dentist (who several of my relatives swear is amazing and never caused them the slightest bit of pain) had to repeat doses, then eventually mixed locals (lidocaine + marcaine) and it still hurt a bit (but I stopped telling him so he'd just get it the hell over with at that point). I've seen some of the articles about gingers being less sensitive to pain meds... as if it wasn't enough to be soulless.


Haha yeah no soul and we don't numb correctly. When I had the last 4 top teeth pulled I felt much more of him pulling my front tooth than I should have. I almost cried it hurt that much.
 
2014-02-18 01:25:51 AM  
I would like to try heroin once in my life. Im not interested in the addiction or butt to butt dildo sex, just interested in it as a one time thing.
Unfortunately I have no access to it locally and would not be interested in risking my life to try it with some addicts in Sanfrancisco. So it does seem unlikely I will get the chance.
 
2014-02-18 02:30:29 AM  

Alexei Novikov: 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.


I doubt it will ever be possible to develop a drug that effectively alleviates serious pain that isn't addictive. The very nature of any chemical that does that - magically make pain go away - means it almost by necessity must be addictive. Your brain isn't stupid, if you're hurting (physically, mentally or both) and you take some drug and the pain stops, it's going to put 2 and 2 together and declare, "MOAR!"

Coke, heroin, morphine and I think at least one more were developed, in turn, to cure people of addiction to the one before. There have been multiple attempts to develop painkillers that aren't addictive or substitutes to get people off e.g. heroin... They're all even more addictive (e.g. TFA talks about methadone).
 
2014-02-18 02:35:17 AM  

420Gabriel: I would like to try heroin once in my life. Im not interested in the addiction or butt to butt dildo sex, just interested in it as a one time thing.
Unfortunately I have no access to it locally and would not be interested in risking my life to try it with some addicts in Sanfrancisco. So it does seem unlikely I will get the chance.


Just stick with the bong hits kid.
 
2014-02-18 02:39:32 AM  

erik-k: Alexei Novikov: 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.

I doubt it will ever be possible to develop a drug that effectively alleviates serious pain that isn't addictive. The very nature of any chemical that does that - magically make pain go away - means it almost by necessity must be addictive. Your brain isn't stupid, if you're hurting (physically, mentally or both) and you take some drug and the pain stops, it's going to put 2 and 2 together and declare, "MOAR!"

Coke, heroin, morphine and I think at least one more were developed, in turn, to cure people of addiction to the one before. There have been multiple attempts to develop painkillers that aren't addictive or substitutes to get people off e.g. heroin... They're all even more addictive (e.g. TFA talks about methadone).


Even if it wasn't chemically addictive, ie no withdrawal symptoms ect, people would STILL get addicted to it. Look at the Internet.
 
2014-02-18 03:16:44 AM  
I don't know just where I'm going
But I'm goin' to try for the kingdom if I can
'Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man
When I put a spike into my vein
Then I tell you things aren't quite the same

When I'm rushing on my run
And I feel just like Jesus' son
And I guess I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

I have made very big decision
I'm goin' to try to nullify my life
'Cause when the blood begins to flow
When it shoots up the dropper's neck
When I'm closing in on death

You can't help me not you guys
All you sweet girls with all your sweet talk
You can all go take a walk
And I guess I just don't know
And I guess I just don't know

I wish that I was born a thousand years ago
I wish that I'd sailed the darkened seas
On a great big clipper ship
Going from this land here to that
I put on a sailor's suit and cap

Away from the big city
Where a man cannot be free
Of all the evils in this town
And of himself and those around
Oh, and I guess I just don't know
Oh, and I guess I just don't know

Heroin, be the death of me
Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life
Because a mainer to my vein
Leads to a center in my head
And then I'm better off than dead

When the smack begins to flow
Then I really don't care anymore
About all the Jim-Jims in this town
And everybody putting everybody else down
And all of the politicians makin' crazy sounds
All the dead bodies piled up in mounds, yeah

Wow, that heroin is in my blood
And the blood is in my head
Yeah, thank God that I'm good as dead
Ooohhh, thank your God that I'm not aware
And thank God that I just don't care
And I guess I just don't know
And I guess I just don't know
 
2014-02-18 05:42:43 AM  
I have done opiates and snorted heroin a bunch of times. Never got into it. Never liked downers. Cocaine was fun. For ten minutes then I needed to blow more money. It wasn't worth nearly as much as it cost. I enjoyed mj and shrooms a lot when I was younger. I did like meth a whole bunch but I was able to keep myself under control, so I kept a job and just binged a couple weekends a month. Now that I'm regularly tested for my employment I am back to just alcohol and the very occasional puff of mj.

In any case, not everyone has the same experiences. Some folks can use opiates and get off them. Some can't. I've seen people dying in the throws of alcohol withdrawal and it's not a pretty alternative either.

I've been able to use almost every hard drug there is without becoming a homeless addict. Some doctors are addicted to opiates their entire careers and live to be in their 80s. William Burroughs lived till he was 83 and did a metric ton of heroin in his life.

Drugs can be bad, but they generally aren't the end of the world. As bad as meth is, it will never kill as many kids as alcohol.
 
2014-02-18 06:28:46 AM  

simkatu: I have done opiates and snorted heroin a bunch of times. Never got into it. Never liked downers. Cocaine was fun. For ten minutes then I needed to blow more money. It wasn't worth nearly as much as it cost. I enjoyed mj and shrooms a lot when I was younger. I did like meth a whole bunch but I was able to keep myself under control, so I kept a job and just binged a couple weekends a month. Now that I'm regularly tested for my employment I am back to just alcohol and the very occasional puff of mj.

In any case, not everyone has the same experiences. Some folks can use opiates and get off them. Some can't. I've seen people dying in the throws of alcohol withdrawal and it's not a pretty alternative either.

I've been able to use almost every hard drug there is without becoming a homeless addict. Some doctors are addicted to opiates their entire careers and live to be in their 80s. William Burroughs lived till he was 83 and did a metric ton of heroin in his life.

Drugs can be bad, but they generally aren't the end of the world. As bad as meth is, it will never kill as many kids as alcohol.


This is close to my experience also. I can't think of anything reasonably "mainstream" that I haven't tried. I have never IV'd though. I'll never be drug tested at my job, so no worries there. Maybe it's just genetics, or some other factor, never been an addict to anything, moderation(small lie, I'm probably a functional alcoholic).  That being said, I would use illicit drugs still. It's just been awhile, probably 2 years since I even smoked a blunt. Should the right situation present itself, I would absolutely do a line of blow or H. Acid? E?  Sure. Right place, right time? Why not. It'd be fun I can guarantee.

/not Meth
//didn't like meth
///no idea why
 
2014-02-18 07:04:00 AM  
Cracked has been doing these kind of insider article for a few months now. "What it's like to be/have etc" where one of the staff writers help Cracked-ize their story. Too annoying to link on phone but here are some I recall:
What it's like to have cystic fibrosis
...be a military bomb hunter
What you learn about major label record companies after being signed
...be a navy submarine guy
What life in Iran is actually like
...growing up in scientology
...working with somali pirates
...troubled teen industry
...being a woman in military
...being a cop
...stuntman
Plus the older ones (that may have inspired these) by a staff writer about the withdrawal symptoms of quitting smoking and drinking.

There are only so many times you can read about easter eggs in movies and Hitler's bunker. Im enjoying this series and hope they keep it up.
 
2014-02-18 08:17:33 AM  

EbolaNYC: I had throat surgery for sleep apnea. After some complications as I recovered I managed to get some liquid hydrocodone because pills were impossible. That shiat was great. Only ONE damned pharmacy in all of NYC carried it.

It wasn't as great as that shot of Demerol I got once, holy moley no wonder people get hooked on that stuff, its like liquid love, sunshine and puppies.


I'm almost completely immune to numbing agents, cocaine, xanax, oxy, and hydrocodone, and morphine gets me a little high, but doesn't do sh*t for the pain. NO2 works better for pain than anything else the dentist has in her candy bag for me. (Not that I can't feel the pain, just that I no longer give a damn.) Demeral, though? Oh, god. I don't even like to do drugs, and I'd shoot up some Demeral right the hell now if I had some. It only took me one time during oral surgery to realize that I can't ever, ever, ever do that drug recreationally if I plan on living. It does make me wonder, though. Of all the opiates I've had, including actual opium, Demeral was the only one that really turned me on. What would it feel like to do the many others out there?
 
2014-02-18 10:41:39 AM  

knobmaker: meanmutton: 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.

So what do you think, would it be smarter to change the laws and take that business away from the cartels, or rely on dopers developing a conscience?


Me? I'm in the legalize everything camp.  That's just me, though.  I understand I'm in the minority.
 
2014-02-18 11:04:24 AM  

420Gabriel: I would like to try heroin once in my life. Im not interested in the addiction



*cue laugh track*

You may want to rethink that while you can still think.
 
2014-02-18 11:46:21 AM  

walktoanarcade: 420Gabriel: I would like to try heroin once in my life. Im not interested in the addiction


*cue laugh track*

You may want to rethink that while you can still think.


If you used it once, and didn't do it again, whether the experience was good, bad or indifferent, the chance you'd have a problem would be infinitesimally small. No one gets hooked on cigarettes the first time they choke down a lung full of smoke, either. Addiction is a phenomenon arising from repeated exposure, and one's neurochemistry then adapting and adjusting itself accordingly. Of course, if there's evidence in your life of significant poor impulse control, maybe it would be better never to try heroin, just in case you thought it was great fun. Daily use is what's going to fark you up, sort of like a spoonful of ice cream now and then is no big deal, but finding that it's so good you have to eat the entire carton soon turns you into a blob.
 
2014-02-18 12:03:43 PM  
*cue longer alternate laughtrack*

Do you realize how many heroin junkies have said exactly what you said?  I don't think you do.

I never have and never will do heroin, but that means I have excellent impulse control.

It's almost as if some people are intentionally twisting and turning things around.

Take it easy, but try to stay away drugs, kids.
 
2014-02-18 04:30:34 PM  

walktoanarcade: *cue longer alternate laughtrack*

Do you realize how many heroin junkies have said exactly what you said?  I don't think you do.

I never have and never will do heroin, but that means I have excellent impulse control.

It's almost as if some people are intentionally twisting and turning things around.

Take it easy, but try to stay away drugs, kids.


Used it a few times, because it was there, and what the hell. I didn't become hooked, and wouldn't ever bother using it again. As noted elsewhere above, I really don't find it all that pleasant. There are risks. As there are risks to damn near everything, even getting out of bed in the morning. Everyone needs to make their own decision about whether the risk is acceptable.
 
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