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The Worst Drugs
Topic Started: Apr 15 2018, 03:59 PM (789 Views)
George K
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https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/6-worst-illegal-drugs/

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The 6 Worst Illegal Drugs
When youíre using any kind of illegal drug, you are playing Russian roulette with your health. Although, ironically, itís the misuse of LEGAL drugs that produces the biggest body count, illegal drugs can do some horrific things to your body.

6. Flakka / Bath Salts

Flakka and bath salts are both variants of the synthetic cathinone family, but there is so much overlap and mixture between whatís sold as each that itís fair to lump them together. Flakka/bath salts are highly addictive stimulants that produce euphoria and if too much is taken, it can produce what has been described as an aggressive, excited delirium along with bizarre zombie-like movements, extreme paranoia, freakish hallucinations, and a seeming immunity to pain. The paranoia and a dramatically reduced attention span can continue on for months, even after the person gets off the very addictive drug.
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In six months, Ashley lost 50 pounds, blew through $15,000 of a settlement and sold her house for $700.

She lost feeling in her fingertips. Her hands turned raw and scaly, almost black. She was convinced her old man talked to people through the vents, that strangers lurked outside and that she was once in a high-speed chase ó sirens blaring ó with the law.

She stayed awake for nine straight days, rarely ate and drank even less. A stench clung to her body. In the shower, she could feel something seep out of the pores in her face. She never could get clean enough.

After all that, still, she chased it.

"You can't stop," she said. "It's like crack cocaine. But it's better." (Indy Star)

5. Heroin

Although this opioid produces a strong sense of pleasure followed by a peaceful drowsiness for a few hours, itís extremely addictive and people rapidly build up a tolerance to the drug. Those larger doses that are needed to produce a high eventually overwhelm the body and thatís why more than 10,000 Americans died of heroin overdoses in 2014.
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I just found love and peace. Heroin is a wonder drug. Heroin is better than everything else. Heroin makes me who I wish I was. Heroin makes life worth living. Heroin is better than everything else. Heroin builds up a tolerance fast. Heroin starts to cost more money. I need heroin to feel normal. I donít love anymore. Now Iím sick. I canít afford the heroin that I need. How did $10 used to get me high? Now I need $100. That guy that let me try a few lines the first time doesnít actually deal. Oh I need to find a real dealer? This guy is a felon and carries a gun - he can sell me the drug that lets me find love in the world. No this isnít working, I need to quit. ( Ste. Genevieve Health Department)
4. Crystal Meth

Meth looked so innocuous on Breaking Bad, but itís one of the worst drugs you can take. Itís like other amphetamines and as such was used by fighter pilots and dieters in days gone by. But now itís much more powerful Ė and cheaper. As little as $5 in the United States can get you high. In fact, meth causes the body to release approximately 12 times as much dopamine as eating or sex. This makes it one of the most addictive drugs you can take and as many as 93 percent of people in traditional treatment go back to meth. Couple that with the inability to feel pleasure and slow thinking that goes along with recovery, and getting off the drug can be a nightmare. Meth wears your body down, and among the more gruesome symptoms is something called ďmeth mouthĒ ó severe tooth decay, tooth cracking, tooth loss, and generalized rampant destruction in the mouth. This goes along with the sores many meth addicts have on their faces and the exaggerated aging effect. This is not a drug for anyone who wants to be a pretty person.
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ďI tried it once and BOOM! I was addicted.Ē ( DrugFreeWorld.org)

3. PCP/Angel Dust

Phencyclidine can be ingested in a variety of different ways and can produce a sense of euphoria for 5-8 hours. In larger doses, the drug can also produce powerful hallucinations, make users pain free, detach them from their environment, make them believe they have super strength, and give users a feeling of invulnerability. This can cause psychosis and lead the users to engage in violent behavior toward themselves and others. Additionally, the way PCP is habitually used can be detrimental. Users can go on two- to three-day benders where they donít eat or drink very much followed by days of sleep where they also donít take in much liquid or food. As this pattern is repeated, the effects of the drug, malnutrition, and dehydration can take a terrible toll on the body.
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Former Commander of Bronx Homicide Vernon J Geberth retells a tale from his book Practical Homicide Investigation. A man named "Michael" was high on PCP at a womanís apartment. He took off his clothes and began talking nonsense. The woman and a neighbor helped Michael back to his apartment, where he took more of the drug.

He smashed his mirror and used pieces of it to carve off his own face, which he fed to his dogs. He also gouged out one of his eyes and irreparably damaged the other. Police investigated, recovering prints from the mirror that matched Michaelís and his own flesh from the stomachs of his dogs.

Initially Michael told emergency medical technicians "the dogs did it" but later said: "I did it myself. Itís an offering to Big Bird." (NoBullying.com)
2. Whoonga

This South African drug is a mixture of detergent, rat poison, and antiretroviral drugs given to people suffering from AIDS. Because of that last ingredient, AIDS patients are being mugged for their drugs or, worse yet, addicts are deliberately infecting themselves with AIDS to get easier access to the drug. However they acquire it, this concoction is added to marijuana and smoked, which produces a mellow feeling mixed with mild hallucinogenic elements. Unfortunately, smoking something with rat poison and detergent in it unsurprisingly has negative effects. For one thing, the level of addiction is so powerful that addicts need a hit every 4-8 hours or it will cause stomach cramps so severe that they cause veins to burst, leading to blood pouring out of oneís mouth, ears, and eyes.
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A friend of mine died right before my eyes last year. He threw up his intestines - it was really scary I didn't want that to happen to me. ( BBC)
1. Krokodil

Over a million people in Russia are addicted to this drug made with painkillers, gasoline, lighter fluid, paint thinner, and industrial cleaning agents among other potential ingredients. There's no word on how many people are using it in the United States, but it did arrive here in 2013. The drug is popular because it's cheap, can be made at home in a short period of time, and supposedly has an even stronger kick than heroin. However, as you might imagine, injecting that kind of concoction into your body does horrific damage. It turns the area the injections are shot into green and scaly like a crocodile, causes horrifying sores and can even cause gangrene that leads to limbs being amputated. The average krokodil user only lasts a couple of years on the drug and after that, the person looks almost as if heís rotting to death. On top of all that, it's one of the most addictive drugs on earth. Getting off it requires a full month of agony and it often leaves former users with speech impediments and brain damage.
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In October, a report published online in the American Journal of Medicine confirmed the case of a 30-year-old addict in Richmond Heights, Mo., whose finger "fell off" and whose skin began to rot after he began injecting krokodil. ( Time)
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So many people who do illegal drugs don't even know about the potential consequences of doing those drugs. A lot of them don't even know what can happen by using those illegal drugs. Yet they take them anyway.
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In my day sniffing glue and Pam and doing PCP were the drugs many people who did drugs knew to stay away from.
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I've always been too afraid to use illegal drugs. So I can honestly say that I've never tried them.
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MainerMikeBrown
Apr 15 2018, 04:18 PM
So many people who do illegal drugs don't even know about the potential consequences of doing those drugs. A lot of them don't even know what can happen by using those illegal drugs. Yet they take them anyway.
They generally know. They just don't care.
As a good person, I implore you to do as I, a good person, do. Be good. Do NOT be bad. If you see bad, end bad. End it in yourself, and end it in others. By any means necessary, the good must conquer the bad. Good people know this. Do you know this? Are you good?
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Was there anyone in the last 60 years who didn't know about cigarettes?

The Confederate soldier was peculiar in that he was ever ready to fight, but never ready to submit to the routine duty and discipline of the camp or the march. The soldiers were determined to be soldiers after their own notions, and do their duty, for the love of it, as they thought best. Carlton McCarthy
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I know a guy who was addicted to sufentanil.
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ďI tried it once and BOOM! I was addicted.Ē
...is exactly what he said.
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Horace
Apr 15 2018, 04:38 PM
MainerMikeBrown
Apr 15 2018, 04:18 PM
So many people who do illegal drugs don't even know about the potential consequences of doing those drugs. A lot of them don't even know what can happen by using those illegal drugs. Yet they take them anyway.
They generally know. They just don't care.
I wonder if, for some of those users, their "real lives" are so much worse, they feel so hopeless, that they choose the drugs knowing the consequences.
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'Whoonga'? That's a new one on me.

Yeah, we knew enough to stay away from crystal meth even then. Krokodil was not around. The weird stuff in that day was PCP and Belladonna (made from Jimson weed ... two or three days' tripping and incoherent).
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I might have told this story before but I once tried crack by accident. Yes thatís not a typo. Scared the living sh1t out of me it was so addictive. Iím not even sure I felt much euphoria, I just wanted MORE.

I canít imagine anything on this list.
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Yep. That's cocaine. I learned how to make freebase (essentially crack - you take it from a salt to a base with water, baking soda and ether so you can smoke it) in 1979. The rush is awesome but after that's over you just want more. And you want it real bad. Instant addiction. In that way it is much, much worse than opiates, which I never had any problem picking up and putting down.
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Apr 15 2018, 05:43 PM
I might have told this story before but I once tried crack by accident. Yes thatís not a typo. Scared the living sh1t out of me it was so addictive. Iím not even sure I felt much euphoria, I just wanted MORE.

I canít imagine anything on this list.
Iím very curious how one accidentally smokes crack.
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Actually it was near your neck of the woods, outside of buffalo near the Canadian border. (We had been to Canada that evening)

We picked up some girls. One of them pulled out what I thought was a regular old bowl. I took a big hit, thought it tasted funny. She said Ďthatís crack, babyí.
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So many who use illegal drugs get misinformation about those drugs from their friends.
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I haven't even tried cannabis.
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Not even by accident?
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MainerMikeBrown
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Getting drunk a couple of times back in 1997 was as far as I ever went. I never tried anything more than that. Illegal drugs are not for me.
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Apr 16 2018, 07:43 AM
Not even by accident?
I haven't smoked either.

Boring, isn't it?
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Not really. Recreational drug use gets boring as well. How many times do you want to ride the same ride? I only did it while I enjoyed it. After a while it was quite dull and the folks who continued with it even duller.
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I was never much of one either. I tried a bunch of things once or twice. Pot a bit more, but not that much more (Iíve never purchased or owned any, for example).

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In the area where I grew up, it was socially totally accepted to drink lots of alcohol. In fact, if you left a party without being completely intoxicated from alcohol, that raised an eyebrow.

But all other drugs were very much frowned upon. Even a joint and you'd be kicked out, let alone stronger drugs.
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Apr 16 2018, 07:39 AM
I haven't even tried cannabis.
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ďWeeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.Ē
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Apr 16 2018, 07:56 AM
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Apr 16 2018, 07:43 AM
Not even by accident?
I haven't smoked either.

Boring, isn't it?
Another +1 :lol2:
ďWeeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.Ē
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My next door neighbor was the largest pot dealer on the east coast. He was a couple years older than me. PBS Frontline did a special on him. They had film of him leaving Sotheby's in London after having bought John Lennon's piano with cash at auction. He was a good guy. He spent several years in prison and died young.

I knew another guy who killed himself 3 times with heroin. The third time was the charm, it finally worked.

I saw so many people doing so many stupid thing while on drugs that I guess it just kept me away from it. Alcohol was different I had plenty of alcohol while in my 20's.
The Confederate soldier was peculiar in that he was ever ready to fight, but never ready to submit to the routine duty and discipline of the camp or the march. The soldiers were determined to be soldiers after their own notions, and do their duty, for the love of it, as they thought best. Carlton McCarthy
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Apr 16 2018, 11:45 AM
My next door neighbor was the largest pot dealer on the east coast. He was a couple years older than me. PBS Frontline did a special on him. They had film of him leaving Sotheby's in London after having bought John Lennon's piano with cash at auction. He was a good guy. He spent several years in prison and died young.

I knew another guy who killed himself 3 times with heroin. The third time was the charm, it finally worked.

I saw so many people doing so many stupid thing while on drugs that I guess it just kept me away from it. Alcohol was different I had plenty of alcohol while in my 20's.
hmmm. I could have easily gone down a similar path.

I was saved by classical piano, got serious, got away from the wild life, and, grew up.

Fun while it lasted though. Some of my best memories are from the crazy days.

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