Here Are The Drugs You Should Never, Ever Do

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So you might have heard about Rudy Eugene, the face-eating cannibal in Miami who almost fatally gnawed off most of a homeless man's face, before he was shot dead by police. Cops suspect that Eugene, 31, was under the influence of bath salts at the time of the incident.

Now, these reports have yet to be confirmed, and we're hardly people to jump on an anti-drug bandwagon. In fact, we've called bullshit on New York's lugubrious legislative process when it comes to making a decision about medical marijuana and have given Gov. Andrew Cuomo flack for banning synthetic weed.

However, something very important needs to be said. Even if you are the most open minded, experimental person EVAR, there are still drugs that you probably just shouldn't fuck with. It's not a judgmental "drugs are just bad, mmkay thing." It's a "we care about your safety and well being" thing, so please listen! We heart you!

So, if you are smart enough to agree that the potential danger of turning into a cannibal outweighs the potential fun of feeling high, for example, here are some substances you should avoid.

Meth

Two people the Voice just chatted with "swear" they "accidentally" did meth. They thought they were snorting coke, only to realize that they had blown the wrong drug. Though that does sound like the most bullshit story ever, the result of their major mess up provides good insight in what not to do. Here's what we were told via GChat: "pleasure only lasts for a little while, but the horrible side effects last a long time... sleeplessness, loss of appetite, restlessness, twitchiness, sweating, stomachaches, disordered thinking, etc." The hangover, this person told us, is far worse than stimulants such as cocaine, e, or mali, which reportedly tend to make you feel like shit for days. Another said: "I was up for four days. Worst four days of my fucking life...the last two days of being awake were awful. I don't know how people get hooked on that shit."

Krokodil

This is the opiate equivalent of meth. In Russia, where heroin addicts have recently had little to fill their fix, the demand for a designer drug has prompted charlatan chemists to turn over-the-counter codeine into a powerful, injectable depressant. Dubbed as "the drug that eats junkies," it tends to kill users within a year of their first hit, and quickly results in gangrenous, open ulcers that rot all the way to the bone.

Oxi

And you though crack was bad! It is, and you should still consider it on our list, but this drug, reportedly popular in the poorest parts of the Amazon basin, is twice as addictive as crack and five times as cheap, according to the Guardian. A mix of cocaine paste, gasoline, kerosine, and quicklime, it can keep users up for 7-10 days in a "zombie"-like state. Like krokodil, it can kill within a year.

Heroin

Trainspotting, anyone?

Ketamine

Go read Party Monster and you will get the sense that k-holes aren't all that fun. A friend told us that being on Special K feels like sinking into syrup and being unable to move or think of a way out of it, and called it the worst drug ever.

Fake Weed

You can smoke this and survive, like these brave souls at Gothamist. But we know a handful people who have tried it, and they all say that it hits the lungs far harder than actual marijuana and causes a mildly annoying visual high.

PCP

Apparently bath salts aren't the only drugs that turn people into flesh-eating fuckups. PCP has been involved in a couple of cannibalism cases, such as a dad who, while high on PCP, reportedly ate his son's eyeballs. And let's not forget Big Lurch. The rapper is serving a life sentence after killing his roommate and consuming part of her lung. Note: Psychiatrists have said that PCP is not necessarily correlated with more violence, but that acts of violence committed on PCP tend to be more severe.

Bath Salts

See the beginning of this post.

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Jnterwin
Jnterwin

the word is EVER, not EVAR.

CtPaul
CtPaul

I remember the 1970's, when you could easily obtain dexadrine, biphetamine, and methadrine.My favorite, the one that gave the smoothest ride, was Desoxyn. Some people may recall that when Jean Harris shot Doctor Tarnover to death, in Scarsdale New York, she had been using Desoxyn for a decade to stay slim and attractive.Having used almost every form of amphetamine, I could not believe that Jean Harris did not plead insanity. She had to be sleep deprived (if not paranoid and hearing voices!) if she used it on a daily basis. The people who say that they used crystal meth thinking that it was crack ARE believable. During the latter 1990s, in Waterbury and Bridgeport Ct, a lot of "ice" was sold to people who thought that they were buying crack cocaine.The method of use is very important to understanding the dangers of the above listed drugs. Sniffing a bit of meth to cram for an exam, just like snorting a bit of powdered cocaine before sex, will not turn a person into a drooling lunatic. Smoking or injecting the substances puts you a lot more at risk.

These days I get by with mega doses of caffeine, and the occasional tablet of ephedrine hcl.

K.C. from Brooklyn
K.C. from Brooklyn

I think cocaine is way more vicious than meth.  Just my own personal experience.  

Broc
Broc

man special k is the shit...a k hole is like a bad trip its not the actual desired effect of the drug

Maj Variola
Maj Variola

I hear skittles and tea make some floridians get violent too.

But some victims defend themselves better.

Taste the rainbow, taste evolution

Friend of Bill W.
Friend of Bill W.

alcohol is probably the most physically destructive drug around.  ever seen an alcoholic death? just sayin'  

None
None

Datura, anyone? 

Jonathan W. Hendry
Jonathan W. Hendry

Don't forget the one from Africa that includes antiretroviral drugs meant to control HIV.

Mark Montgomery
Mark Montgomery

meth is not bad if you use self-control and use it sparingly. You can work all night long on meth and the rush feels like an orgasm.  Mark Montgomery  NYC, NY  boboberg@nyc.rr.com

Escher7
Escher7

Many people will become addicted to C or Meth with just one use. And snorting vs needles is a myth. You can OD a lot easier with needles but the addiction level is the same.

price
price

 I think the best thing is to stay away from all drugs. It's just not a good thing for anyone. Meth is one of the worst drugs for sure. After seen a family member on that particular drug, I wouldn't recommend anyone trying it, even if it is sparingly.

SnakeEyez
SnakeEyez

I'm not so sure about that...  I knew one friend who actually like the experience.  As for myself I have almost no experience taking drugs so...

Escher7
Escher7

Alcohol kills you in years. Cocaine in months. Meth in weeks. Addiction is among the worst things you will ever have to deal with.

Freedonbond1
Freedonbond1

my sister was given Datura tea by an antisocial shaman wannabe new age creep. She was 21 at the time and it almost killed her. A member of the nightshade family of poisonous flowers, Datura is a potent halucinogenic. She lost conciousness and was wandering around the forest in a blackout state for 2 days. To this day (shes 25) she still has a slight speech impairment as a result of this 'bad trip'.

CupsandSwords
CupsandSwords

@3eda6fcd3204ef285fa52176c28c4d3e:disqus , totally. first thing that entered my mind! btw, Wade Davis, in his studies of the Haitian zombie (the real ones) cites Datura as the active component of so-called "zombie porridge" used to maintain the subject in a zombified state.

Stowell Darleen
Stowell Darleen

Do use this drug for "other purposes ?"I understand this drug does wonders for guys.....b-4 I indulge w/him, are those rumors true? Desperately need an answer.

K.C. FROM BROOKLYN
K.C. FROM BROOKLYN

You are openly discussing METH USE on the internet, and you put your name and email address ?  AMAZING COURAGE !

teleny
teleny

 Addiction is not the same as fiending. You can want more immediately, and not want the night to end, but a few days later, you can be downright indifferent.

SickOfTheStupid
SickOfTheStupid

 unfortunately our military agrees with him , and routinely administers methamphetamine to our troops out on patrol or on long flight missions ......

Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller

Modafinil is still a stimulant; it's just that it's less euphoric and thus less addictive.

Jonhendry
Jonhendry

They have other non-stimulant alternatives now, like modafinil, which somehow keeps you from feeling tired without being a stimulant.

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