"Robo-tripping"

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by madanthonywayne, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Xev Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah that is vile.

    And I prefer tripping to drinking in general.

    Sure, but you can also have a good time getting drunk or high.
     
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  3. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    I guess until you end up with a problem with one or the other or both.
    Then it can fuck up your whole life.
     
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  5. Xev Registered Senior Member

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    Goodness you're a pessimist.

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  7. maxg Registered Senior Member

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    I do realize it's a dissociative but that doesn't mean you can't hallucinate on it--I would consider seeing my ceiling open an hallucination.

    It is difficult to compare the experiences of alcohol to hallucinogens or dissociatives--a lot depends on what your looking for--but one should consider the relative safety of the drugs. Alcohol is really pretty bad physically and can also cause some dangerous behavior (albeit perhaps not as bad as what I've seen from people on PCP--I don't know about DXM). It is truly bizarre than some of the most dangerous drugs are some of the easiest for young people to acquire.
     
  8. Xev Registered Senior Member

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    It's not quite like hallucinating, see? I imagined my ceiling opening it and I could see it like it was real - but I knew it wasn't. It's not like seeing something that isn't there.

    Anyways what's your avatar? It's cool as hell.

    True, some regulations might be in order. Then, I suffered greatly when they made Sudafed liqui-gels impossible to find. Maybe just putting the cough-and-cold stuff behind the counter would be enough.
     
  9. drrl Registered Member

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    The post in this thread are somewhat...amusing. The habitual drug user culture is an interesting. It may be hard to understand why people "need" to get high to have a good time, but once you try it you'll be like "Wow this is actually kind of cool." Arm yourself with information about the effects and dangers of drugs before you try them and you can find great appreciation for them. It's just something people like to do. Don't knock it before you try it.
     
  10. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    It appears that the major problem with this drug is what it's mixed with. From your link:
    The stimulants in many of these products can cause extreme elevations in blood pressure at the dosages needed for the "high". My friend took forty pills as recommended by some internet site. He was "sure" he only took a pure DXM product, but the tox screen showed high doses of other drugs in his system and he had extremely elevated BP for days afterwards.

    Had he taken forty pills of a product containing acetaminophen (tylenol), he would now probably be dead. I really don't like the idea of a high school kid's life depending on him reading a label properly when he's out looking to get high.
    http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/dxm/dxm.shtml
    They probably just need to move all of this crap behind the counter and not sell it to kids under 18. Also, a warning label on products containing tylenol wouldn't be a bad idea either.

    I must confess I don't see the attraction. I really picture cough medicine being consumed by bums. My personal drug use has been limited to alcohol, caffeine, and pot (maybe 3 or 4 times for the pot). I was always concerned with the possibility of fucking up my brain with drugs.

    Also, I don't enjoy being "out of it". Of the few times I tried pot, only once did it have any effect at all, and I didn't like it. The other times were just taking a quick puff and passing it on at a party, no effect whatsoever. Pulled a Bill Clinton (didn't inhale).
     
  11. maxg Registered Senior Member

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    I'm against expanding the drug war by making everything under the sun illegal, but I think there is room for making more medications available without a prescription but only from pharmacies. It just amazes me that there is so little consideration for how harmful a drug is in determining what is illegal and what isn't.

    As for the avatar, it's an gif from some old computer game that I grabbed off the Web. I like your avatar as well. Cthulhuoids of the world unite!
     
  12. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    Robo tripping does not equal a good time.
     
  13. superstring01 Moderator

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    Eeeew. No way, ho-zay!

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  14. Xev Registered Senior Member

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    Well, it's good to hear that your friend is okay. Really I think that's an argument for more information, not less. Erowid's a very poor source at the end of the day - great for community, great for fairly objective information, great for warnings against some of the stupider drugs (I owe some anonymous user for great advice against GHB) but there doesn't seem to be a reliable bridge between scare tactics and obviously false information and a reasonable assessment of risk.

    That would be really uncomfortable during cold season.
     

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