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Discussion in 'Heroin' started by JoanMcWench, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. JoanMcWench

    JoanMcWench Community Champion

    It's rarely discussed but it's a deadly element of heroin use. The cut gets ignored. It feels like sometimes the fear of the addiction to the drug itself & the stigma that it breeds sometimes outshines other dangerous components. Thus helping further the discussion over legalization. Having someone other than your average money hungry drug dealer 'cutting' heroin might just cut back on the death count. Knowing the purity of your heroin does not give you an idea of what else is in the mix. Is it that the desire far outweighs the consideration or is it not even a thought on the table?
  2. Christian

    Christian Community Organizer Community Listener

    Its a fair assumption to side with the fact that the desire far out weighs what else is being added to the mix when heroins being either made or cut by a dealer. The process by which heroin is being made these days can use some pretty toxic chemicals to say the least. In addition, the cut used by dealers to increase the volume of their sales is equally questionable. All the while I believe most addicts have a pretty good idea of the unethical practices of their dealers or the drugs their pushing and still continue to use despite the dangers and inevitable life problems that ensue.
  3. missbishi

    missbishi Community Champion

    It's often said that when someone OD's, theres a possiblilty that the stuff hadn't been cut as much as it usually is - meaning that the addict gave themself a far stronger dose. I would have thought that all concerns over purity go out of the window when you're rattling for your next fix though.
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  4. JoanMcWench

    JoanMcWench Community Champion

    I would assume it depends on the level your addiction has reached? I wasn't necessarily focusing on those who are perhaps shooting up in an alley & stealing from their friends/family for a fix. Meaning it wasn't quite in reference to the cliche version of a 'heroin addict'. I was reading statistics associated with users & their first time experience with injecting. Speaking to someone who thought what they had was of good quality (thanks to lack of floaters on the spoon) but unaware that there were things in the mix that cooked down. Like fentanyl which is apparently a big issue in Detroit as of late.
  5. amethyst

    amethyst Community Champion

    There was a time back in the 80's when I was a kid and several people in my town suddenly died from a heroin overdose. It turned out that the heroin was too pure and it killed them. I have known plenty of heroin users who constantly wore wrist bandages in an attempt to deal with the chalk deposits in their hands. The chalk was used to dilute the heroin. I don't know what they use these days to cut the stuff. Probably more than just chalk.
  6. Sparkster

    Sparkster Community Champion

    It's a worrying problem and, of course, all it takes is one bad batch. As I mentioned on another thread a few days ago, some of the Heroin found in the area where I live was found to contain other substances such as paracetamol and even brick dust. Imagine what injecting that kind of mixture must do to the insides of a person's body.
  7. vegito12

    vegito12 Community Champion

    Mixing deposits or unknown substances can cause people to die or get their health real bad that they will never be the same like before and some people don't think about the positives. I reckon, that most people don't think about about what could happen and also the person could lead a life of relying on the life of drugs.. Some people who make it are not, trustworthy and also they could just add anything for profit and not think about the consequences as well.
  8. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    Heroin is the same as any drug in that respect. Its cut with anything and everything purely for profit. This shouldn't really come as a surprise though as how many drug dealers do you know that have morals?