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(Cracked)   In case you needed another reason to not try heroin, here are five more   (cracked.com) divider line 34
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2014-02-17 03:29:33 PM  
4 votes:
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 02:11:43 PM  
4 votes:

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 02:54:26 PM  
3 votes:

Mister Buttons: Yay!  First green light :)

/subby


Celebrate with a blunt or a beer, not heroin
2014-02-17 02:27:14 PM  
3 votes:
Yay!  First green light :)

/subby
2014-02-17 05:15:04 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:11:59 PM  
2 votes:

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

A likely source for cocaine:

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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 04:04:43 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:11:25 PM  
2 votes:

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


A likely source for cocaine:

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cdn.c.photoshelter.comwww.deamuseum.org
2014-02-17 03:03:06 PM  
2 votes:
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 03:00:27 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:46:16 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:33:38 PM  
2 votes:
For some real heroin experiences (text, probably NSFW)
2014-02-17 02:18:56 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-02-18 05:42:43 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:05:37 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-02-17 10:09:13 PM  
1 votes:

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.


That's the law's fault. People need drugs. People will get those drugs. You can understand that lesson we learned in bloody lessons all over Chicago's streets in the 30s, or you can forget that the moral "high ground" is actually an amoral position that always causes the same unregulated black markets to form.

When was the last time someone was murdered for a bottle of booze? A cigar? A cup of coffee? A chocolate bar? We learned with those drugs.
2014-02-17 07:56:33 PM  
1 votes:

Ned Stark: Hey, at least its not krokodil!


People who try krokodil never get a chance to write about it, I think.
2014-02-17 07:30:29 PM  
1 votes:
Opiates are scary, and awesome.  The best way I can describe how I feel on them is "happy".  I've never done H or anything illegal on the opiate side though, but I did have a moderate addiction to Vicodin after living on the stuff for 7+ weeks.

I was in a motorcycle crash, and completely pulverized my wrist.  I mean my hand was literally dangling there, and I had to scoop it up with my other hand.  The ambulance guys hit me with some Morphine during my ride to the hospital.  When I was waiting for the surgeon to show up, the nurse wheeled out this Chinese finger-cuff looking thing that was dangling from what looked like an IV stand.  He said I had to put my fingers in the cuff things, and let the weight of my arm start to pull my wrist back into shape.  I started laughing my ass off, and said "you better hook up the Morphine before I'll even consider that".  He said "don't worry, I'll hook you up".

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.  It made me itchy though, so the nurse shot some Benadryl into my IV.  Knocked me out cold.  They put an external fixator instead of a cast because my wrist couldn't move at all while it healed.  I lived on extra strength Vicodin the whole time, and I'd have to take 2 at a time just to numb the pain enough to sleep for 4 hours.  Woke up, popped 2 more and slept for 4 more hours.  Popped them at work too.  When I finally stopped taking them I got the shakes, and would have panic attacks sometimes.  I NEEDED more Vicodin.  That part wasn't fun.  At all.  I know this is a long, pointless story.  I guess my point is I can absolutely see why people get addicted to that stuff.  I'll just stick to my weed now.  :)
2014-02-17 06:45:34 PM  
1 votes:
4 more
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An outstanding member of their profession was seriously injured in an auto accident in 1933 and became addicted to morphine before he was 14 years old.  The doctors got him off morphine and on to heroin.  He was an addict until his death.  He was such an outstanding player when he was using that these 4, and many others, thought that one had to get high on heroin in order to perform at such high levels.  Three of them got clean and lived long lives.  One wrote about she was in awe of another, and not of the other's voice, but of the fact she "cooked up" using tuna can.  One of them taught a master's class that I had the great fortune to take.  I got him hooked into making his own reeds.

Drugs are bad, M'kay?
2014-02-17 05:51:39 PM  
1 votes:
Or just watch Trainspotting. Some people say it glorifies heroin use but in reality everyone who uses it in the movie is farked, including Renton who is a thief and a loser. Proven even more so in the sequel "Porno". And I like watching Trainspotting. It really is an anti-heroin movie.
2014-02-17 05:38:50 PM  
1 votes:

meanmutton: Still a better site than most of the political commentary out there, though.


To be fair so wetdogturdsinthegrass.com would be a better site than more of the political commentary sits.
2014-02-17 05:17:12 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:31:29 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:03:14 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:58:18 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:58:15 PM  
1 votes:
I'm sold sign me up for heroin! Where do I get my needle and spoon from?
2014-02-17 03:54:02 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:42:10 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:14:33 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:10:23 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:01:28 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:57:14 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:33:18 PM  
1 votes:
I knew all of this, but I've worked harm reduction before.
2014-02-17 02:20:55 PM  
1 votes:

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.
 
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