Home | Community | Message Board

This site includes paid links. Please support our sponsors.

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Shop: Kraken Kratom Red Vein Kratom   PhytoExtractum Buy Bali Kratom Powder

Jump to first unread post Pages: 1
polydrug abuser
Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 109
Loc: here
    #956708 - 10/13/02 10:42 AM (21 years, 7 months ago)

Here's a interesting story that came into my head. Might start some interesting discussion.

There's a cure for the common cold. It makes the cold vanish for 8 hours, after which it returns. When one takes this cure more than a day or two in a row, it gives one a cold for a few days, even if the original virus was already gone. Another dose of the drug will cure the cold. This cure has no negative effects on mind or body other than the after-effects.

Several years ago (when I still watched TV), I heard on a TV interview with a "street person" that heroin withdrawal "isn't really that bad, sort of like a cold, but it's enough to make you want to get more". Since this notion would be so implausible to the average TV viewer, I can't imagine the interview being scripted like the other ones are (whether through the underlying structure of society or a simple script to be memorized by the interviewee).

According to a thread I read in alt.drugs.hard a few months ago, heroin cures the common cold.

This (http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/Library/studies/cu/cu4.html) says that heroin has almost no negative physical effects save withdrawal.

The DXM Zine (http://www.dextroverse.org/~zine/zine11/#22) printed a usenet thread talking about DXM being used to prevent heroin addiction/tolerance from developing and even reversing existing tolerance.

The only significant difference I can see between heroin and my example is that heroin relieves pain, even the residue of psychic pain which we call sobriety. It can be injected IM, like insulin.

It appears that after all this time, we have found Utopia and promptly banned it. Looks like we've been had.

Note that I have never done any opiate (I know the wrong kinds of dealers), and will really not be sure about this until I start experimenting myself.

Isn't the whole concept of "addiction" being bad in error? "Enlightenment" is very addictive, it seems. People dedicate their entire lives to it just to get their fix. I know I'm twisting concepts around until they break, but I admit to not understanding anything, so what's the harm in playing understanding games?

Please remove all dollar signs from my listed contact information

Extras: Filter Print Post Top

Registered: 09/02/02
Posts: 239
Loc: PNW
Re: withdrawal [Re: xganon]
    #958162 - 10/13/02 09:14 PM (21 years, 7 months ago)

I think I understand your point, but I don't see how addiction is really a solution to anything. It is a risky game because although things appear fine, if a situation comes along where you can't get your fix, you can't function properly. For instance, if we had a drug to increase mental capacity, everyone would probably take it all the time to be able to think better. But what would happen if you don't have access to the drug for a few days? People wouldn't be able to add and subtract. I think we should try to pursue our human endeavours naturally so we're not dependent on outside materials.

It is true that the concept of addiction is skewed. People are addicted to television, sex, food, breathing, etc but nobody ever recognizes it as such. People use the word "addiction" when there are negative consequences to habitual behavior. Therefore, I don't see enlightenment as fitting under the "addiction" category. It can definitely be habitual, but you don't lose your mental coherence if you don't meditate for a couple days. Its a completely additive action, not something replacing normal function.

Extras: Filter Print Post Top
Jump to top Pages: 1

Shop: Kraken Kratom Red Vein Kratom   PhytoExtractum Buy Bali Kratom Powder

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* my addiction...
( 1 2 all )
uriahchase 3,664 27 03/28/05 12:22 PM
by fireworks_god
* Emotions and addiction silversoul7 759 4 08/26/04 06:58 PM
by Strumpling
* Accepted Addictions the universe 994 7 11/01/02 01:31 PM
by the_Landotter
* crack-heads,tweakers,junkies,pot-heads,stoners,addicts,etc. uriahchase 2,156 16 02/01/05 12:43 PM
by MegaloMello
* My friends don't understand my views (this is an OPEN thread)
( 1 2 3 all )
TODAY 5,257 56 05/03/11 11:57 AM
by helix
* "THE DRINKERS" - Ayahuasca Interview Series Natura 1,802 9 07/26/03 04:47 PM
by fireworks_god
* Paul Stamets interview stuff Dogomush 696 1 01/17/03 10:15 AM
by Learyfan
* The Interview With Jenny
( 1 2 3 all )
gettinjiggywithit 4,428 44 02/23/05 03:33 PM
by JCoke

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Middleman, DividedQuantum
709 topic views. 1 members, 8 guests and 6 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Show Images Only | Sort by Score | Print Topic ]
Search this thread:

Copyright 1997-2024 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.023 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 14 queries.