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(KING 5 News)   Health officials urge people who use drugs to carry Narcan as overdose deaths rise, because we can all be sure that meth users are forward-looking individuals who responsibly plan ahead   (king5.com) divider line
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2021-07-21 12:16:54 PM  
What does Narcan have to do with meth?
 
2021-07-21 12:17:57 PM  
Heroin users plan ahead.
 
2021-07-21 12:52:05 PM  
Like I want to ruin my high with that stuff.
 
2021-07-21 12:52:10 PM  
Don't chemical-shame me, bro!
 
2021-07-21 12:52:20 PM  

Fingerware Error: What does Narcan have to do with meth?


Came here to say this. If you're going to snark subby, try not to be an idiot.
 
2021-07-21 12:52:44 PM  
Isn't that stuff expensive? What druggie is going to spend a bunch of money on narcan when they could be buying drugs?
 
2021-07-21 12:55:48 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Fingerware Error: What does Narcan have to do with meth?

Came here to say this. If you're going to snark subby, try not to be an idiot.


Apparently, subby can't help it.
 
2021-07-21 12:56:48 PM  
Hard drug users definitely plan ahead when it comes to the next fix.
Its the only thing they plan but they definitely plan.
 
2021-07-21 12:57:14 PM  
Subby meant Methcan, apparently he's on it right now.
 
2021-07-21 12:57:27 PM  

wax_on: Isn't that stuff expensive? What druggie is going to spend a bunch of money on narcan when they could be buying drugs?


it's free? is it not?
I can go to a number of places here and town and pick up a kit and get a tutorial on how to use it.
 
2021-07-21 12:57:44 PM  

knobmaker: Karma Chameleon: Fingerware Error: What does Narcan have to do with meth?

Came here to say this. If you're going to snark subby, try not to be an idiot.

Apparently, subby can't help it.


I've heard rumors that fatal levels of fentanyl are turning up in other drugs like meth and coke, but no idea of that's either true or prevalent.
 
2021-07-21 12:58:08 PM  

knobmaker: Karma Chameleon: Fingerware Error: What does Narcan have to do with meth?

Came here to say this. If you're going to snark subby, try not to be an idiot.

Apparently, subby can't help it.


Oh but subby can totes help it, they can stop at any time.  They just don't want to.
 
2021-07-21 12:59:30 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Fingerware Error: What does Narcan have to do with meth?

Came here to say this. If you're going to snark subby, try not to be an idiot.


I don't know about meth specifically, but it's fairly common to find unexpected fentanyl mixed in with other products. The illegal drug industry really needs to work more on quality control and trusted supply chains.
 
2021-07-21 12:59:35 PM  
If Narcan was distributed like the adrenaline shot in Pulp Fiction, I'd be more on board with it.
 
2021-07-21 1:01:50 PM  
They should be putting fentanyl in cocaine, a bunch of rich white guys would fark off and die, mostly in DC and on wall street. Nothing of value would be lost.
 
2021-07-21 1:02:58 PM  

wax_on: Isn't that stuff expensive? What druggie is going to spend a bunch of money on narcan when they could be buying drugs?


We had a huge spike in ODs here in Massachusetts a couple of years ago.  The hospitals around here will give it to you if you take the class on how to properly use it.  Last I knew the class was free too   I know lives were saved by regular people that had taken the class. When someone ODs time is critical, they may not survive until an ambulance arrives.  They need narcan immediately.
 
2021-07-21 1:04:36 PM  
My buddy works on a ambulance. The most common patient reaction to Narcan is extreme anger over ruining the high.

My point being, a user won't use it even if they have it.
 
2021-07-21 1:05:43 PM  

Ivo Shandor: The illegal drug industry really needs to work more on quality control and trusted supply chains.


That was one thing the Sackler gang got right. I think I'm done defending them now.
 
2021-07-21 1:05:47 PM  
It's Narcan, not Narcan't. So find me a bigger spoon and let's go see the wizard.

/3 years clean
 
2021-07-21 1:06:44 PM  
As someone who is on pain medicine 24/7 I was given a script for Narcon last year. It is a good idea to keep it in a a house where there are bottles of pain meds, but I didn't realize it cost $50. through my Medicare part D. I know thats not a lot for most of you, but being on disability doesn't allow a lot of wiggle room in the budget, particularly in the middle of a pandemic and my wife being out of work with no unemployment.
I went ahead and paid for it, and its still in the medicine cabinet, but it bugs me that I had to pay so much. It explains part of the reason why there are so many opioid deaths, I have a suspicion that most people would have refused to pay it, and left without it.
 
2021-07-21 1:08:21 PM  

SpectroBoy: My buddy works on a ambulance. The most common patient reaction to Narcan is extreme anger over ruining the high.

My point being, a user won't use it even if they have it.


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2021-07-21 1:08:36 PM  
Poor Becky.

Even Narcan couldn't have saved her from those 3 marijuana injections.
 
2021-07-21 1:08:38 PM  

Fingerware Error: What does Narcan have to do with meth?


Will naloxone (Narcan) work if the person overdosed on something other than an opioid?
No. Naloxone (Narcan) will only work to reverse the effects of opioids.
https://aahealth.org/naloxone-frequen​t​ly-asked-questions/

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2021-07-21 1:10:08 PM  

SpectroBoy: My buddy works on a ambulance. The most common patient reaction to Narcan is extreme anger over ruining the high.

My point being, a user won't use it even if they have it.


Heroin last much longer than Narcan which is why they highly recommend you go to the hospital for observation after getting it.  If you're lucky you'll be high again in an hour or so without the risk of overdose but occasionally you'll end up right back where you started when it wears off.
 
2021-07-21 1:11:08 PM  
Nancy Reagan:  "Just Say No".

The only time I ever said "No" was when the bag was empty.
 
2021-07-21 1:15:15 PM  
Big Island Pain is the name of my Jimmy Buffet cover band
 
2021-07-21 1:17:15 PM  

Snapper Carr: SpectroBoy: My buddy works on a ambulance. The most common patient reaction to Narcan is extreme anger over ruining the high.

My point being, a user won't use it even if they have it.

Heroin last much longer than Narcan which is why they highly recommend you go to the hospital for observation after getting it.  If you're lucky you'll be high again in an hour or so without the risk of overdose but occasionally you'll end up right back where you started when it wears off.


Great tip! Thanks!

/kidding
 
2021-07-21 1:19:52 PM  
i don't want to help a 'druggie' but,

you might want your friends to carry it as it looks bad if folks are seen going through your pockets when you look dead.
also you might not be able to do it yourself what with you being dead and all....
 
2021-07-21 1:25:54 PM  
some one edited their headline.
 
2021-07-21 1:26:32 PM  
I've had to use Narcan on someone. It was a terrifying experience, but not as scary as it would have been if I didn't have it.

It was free at the pharmacy, and having it helped me save a life. It's well worth having on hand, you never know when you may need it.
 
2021-07-21 1:28:03 PM  

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I think this comment was meant to be for the article below this one.
 
2021-07-21 1:31:33 PM  

Sexy Jesus: It's Narcan, not Narcan't. So find me a bigger spoon and let's go see the wizard.

/3 years clean


Congrats on your sobriety
 
2021-07-21 1:34:21 PM  
Sounds like the same "health officials" that are in charge of the COVID response and strategy. XD

A++++++
 
2021-07-21 1:36:35 PM  
But we don't dare hold the drug company accountable.
 
2021-07-21 1:37:22 PM  
1. Save up enough money to buy some Narcan, just in case.

2. Two days later, sell Narcan to buy more dope.

3. Later that day, overdosing, so I reach for the Narcan....oops, I forgot.
 
2021-07-21 1:38:50 PM  
Here in Seattle, on my walk to work, I probably step over 5 sleeping junkies a day. So I understand the logic of asking normies to carry Narcan. Here's the thing though, nine times out of ten, their faces are covered, either with a blanket of they are laying in a position where their backs are to you.

Seems like there could be some potential issues with non-medical civilians Narcanning random hobos.

If someone is on their side, with their back to you, how could you tell if they were sleeping, ODing or dead? You gonna roll them over to find out?
 
2021-07-21 1:39:24 PM  

riptYde: Nancy Reagan:  "Just Say No".

The only time I ever said "No" was when the bag was empty.


Drugs are expensive. If someone offers to share theirs with you and you don't want to, the proper answer is "No, thank you."
 
2021-07-21 1:39:38 PM  

SpectroBoy: My buddy works on a ambulance. The most common patient reaction to Narcan is extreme anger over ruining the high.

My point being, a user won't use it even if they have it.


More importantly, if they need it, they can't use it, being dead and all.
 
2021-07-21 1:39:57 PM  

Snapper Carr: SpectroBoy: My buddy works on a ambulance. The most common patient reaction to Narcan is extreme anger over ruining the high.

My point being, a user won't use it even if they have it.

Heroin last much longer than Narcan which is why they highly recommend you go to the hospital for observation after getting it.  If you're lucky you'll be high again in an hour or so without the risk of overdose but occasionally you'll end up right back where you started when it wears off.


10 minutes. Not an hour.

Narcan buys you 10 minutes.

I have seen people get Narcan, and refuse the ambulance. Paramedics can't take you to the hospital against your will, so they will try to talk you into it until the Narcan wears off, then cart you to the hospital.
 
2021-07-21 1:42:42 PM  

riptYde: Nancy Reagan:  "Just Say No".

The only time I ever said "No" was when the bag was empty.


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2021-07-21 1:47:53 PM  

Albert911emt: 1. Save up enough money to buy some Narcan, just in case.

2. Two days later, sell Narcan to buy more dope.

3. Later that day, overdosing, so I reach for the Narcan....oops, I forgot.


Counterpoint: Narcan is free in civilized areas.
 
2021-07-21 1:50:05 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Karma Chameleon: Fingerware Error: What does Narcan have to do with meth?

Came here to say this. If you're going to snark subby, try not to be an idiot.

I don't know about meth specifically, but it's fairly common to find unexpected fentanyl mixed in with other products. The illegal drug industry really needs to work more on quality control and trusted supply chains.


Legalizing drugs could fix this!
 
2021-07-21 1:51:29 PM  
If you are tripping balls and end up in the hospital, they give you valium to bring you down. (As long as you are on the popular drugs like LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, ecstasy. Not for odd shrooms or DMT (ayahuasca).) So the first few times I tripped, oh so long ago, I carried a couple valium in my pocket like a security blanket. Never needed them, but having them made me feel safer.
The problem with opioids is that, if you fall asleep or pass out, you might forget to breath. So in college I took enough meth- and dextro- amphetamine to make sure that 3 or 4 percodans wouldn't make me sleep. Ah, the stupidity of youth, but it sure was FUN. Knew about naloxone, just not how to get it 40 years ago.
 
2021-07-21 1:54:44 PM  
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2021-07-21 1:56:31 PM  

Cafe Threads: SpectroBoy: My buddy works on a ambulance. The most common patient reaction to Narcan is extreme anger over ruining the high.

My point being, a user won't use it even if they have it.

More importantly, if they need it, they can't use it, being dead and all.


There is a pretty big interval from "clearly taken too much" to dead.
Unfortunately the person in trouble is in no position to do anything helpful in most cases.
 
2021-07-21 1:56:49 PM  
King 5 = Seattle
Seattle = where I live
Where I live = belltown
Belltown = homeless tents lining the city streets
Homeless tents lining streets = all the drugs
All the drugs = my walks are always interesting

/just bought a house in west Seattle
//starting next week no more crazies yelling outside
///can't farking wait to not deal with this
////vote for city gov that wants to help these people
 
2021-07-21 1:57:44 PM  

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and we done here.....

/subby doth protest too much....
 
2021-07-21 1:57:47 PM  

pounddawg: SpectroBoy: My buddy works on a ambulance. The most common patient reaction to Narcan is extreme anger over ruining the high.

My point being, a user won't use it even if they have it.

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Yeah..... I am a big old libturd so I believe even people in the middle of a drug crisis (even self inflicted) deserve to be treated like a human and are worth saving.

We can disagree on that I guess.
 
2021-07-21 1:57:53 PM  
Unlike all the other non-meth addled people who learned from the previous global pandemic a hundred years ago who were organized and committed to preparing for and avoiding ANOTHER COLOSSAL BLUNDER LIKE THAT EVER AGAIN...

Phew! [wipe brow melodramatically]
 
2021-07-21 1:58:17 PM  

derpes_simplex: knobmaker: Karma Chameleon: Fingerware Error: What does Narcan have to do with meth?

Came here to say this. If you're going to snark subby, try not to be an idiot.

Apparently, subby can't help it.

I've heard rumors that fatal levels of fentanyl are turning up in other drugs like meth and coke, but no idea of that's either true or prevalent.


I've seen it on urine drug screens. Fentanyl with cocaine, methamphetamine, and even in some cases marijuana.
 
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