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Cravings - Addictiveness Compared: Crack vs. Heroin vs. Meth

Discussion in 'General Addiction discussion' started by Sumeru, Dec 12, 2011.

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  1. Crack

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    14.1%
  2. Heroin

    114 vote(s)
    67.1%
  3. Meth

    32 vote(s)
    18.8%
  1. Sumeru

    Sumeru Silver Member

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    Taking a survey/poll here: Which do you think is the most addictive? - crack, heroin, or meth?
     
  2. hypernihl

    hypernihl Titanium Member

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    If I were to take a hit of crack right now, I would need another hit until I passed out. When I woke up, I would be fine (not needing a hit of crack).

    If I shot smack right now, I'd be good for 4 hours, go to bed, and wake up probably thinking about smack.

    If I did meth I'd be up for 3 days with a generic shit buzz. When I finally went to sleep and wake up, I'd be baffled as to why I did that?

    So, for me it would be smack!
     
  3. sassyspy

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    For me, its methamphetamine, hands down.
    I have used also heroin and crack, but crack was too short lived, and heroin was a downer and gave me that "I am not in control" feeling, which I hate. I did not become addicted to either, even though I had heard the "try it once and you're hooked" propaganda, so thought I might.
    So meth would be most addictive for me because it gave me the feelings I wanted. Thats exactly why it is addicting.
    I am sure it is the same for nearly everyone, if the drug one is addicted to didn't give a preferred high, what would be the point in using it again?

     
  4. CanadianBakin

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    swim will have to say meth definitely. Sassyspy makes a good point, for me its not the chemical properties that get me addicted, its the love of the high. SWIM could never be addicted to crack, I cant stand feeling good one second and shit the next... And also like sassyspy, swim prefers uppers to downers...

    The main reason SWIM is addicted to meth, is the fact that he stays up forever, and its a very good bang for your buck.. $80 will get SWIM a nice 4, 5 day journey. Plus it makes swim feel efficient, rather than retarded like crack, or "gone" like down.
    Plus SWIM loves the boost in artistic creativity.. down does that too... but crack eghh... SWIM cant even listen to music on crack, just doesnt care about anything... SWIMS only done it a few times and has no desire for it. Same with heroin, though if SWIM didnt have any meth, I'm sure he'd turn to some alternative... most likely down. You cant go from meth, to a less effective stimulant (meth being the king of stims).. it just simply wont be the same.. So SWIM figures lol, might as well go for the king of the complete opposite. H... Whatever fucks swim up I suppose... meths doing a stellar job of that..
     
  5. Insomniacsdream

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    Crack has always seemed pretty tame compaired to how the media portray it. Cheap smokeable coke with very little difference in effect except an instant hit. Heroine is the devil when your hooked its all you care about, and thankfully I have no experience with meth.
     
  6. The_Joker

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    I suppose it is a matter of personal preference, but for me it would be meth because i don't care for opiates in general unless i am in pain, and i have never used crack cocaine, but i find regular cocaine to be annoyingly short-lived.

    I am pretty sure if i had unlimited time and money i could have a problem with any drug, though. I just love to be fucked up. I would be scared to death to even try heroin, but back in my heyday im sure i would have tried crack if it had been offered to me just to see what it was like.
     
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    meth didn't do shit for me, and amphetamines in general are just.... average. No real euphoria
    Heroin's my (ex)wife, so that's a potent addiction, even a love affair if you will. Intricate and variable

    But when it comes up to primeval addiction, crack takes the prize. Smoke a hit, and the only thing you want is another hit. Repeat until your broke. It's a fucked up drug. An awesome drug, but one of them things that are "too good".
     
  8. assholery

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    I haven't tried crack. I love snorting cocaine. I found freebasing the stuff was rather dissapointing.

    Out of meth and heroin, meth is definitely more addcting for me. I've only done it thrice but still I cleaned the pipe for like 5 hours or something looking to smoke just a little more.

    Heroin I either don't smoke enough to feel it (cause i'm not that great at chasing the dragon), or I smoke enough to feel it but it pisses me off cause 1. i'm throwing up and 2. i'm not in control....all i can do is lay down on the bed.
     
  9. Teknicality

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    With crack the urge to redose really drives the addictive potential imo. Heroin when smoked gives effects although they are bland and unappealing, extremely high potential for addiction through intravenous usage. The closest to meth having been some dodgy rolls, not found out to be meth.
     
  10. no eff eks

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    This poll in useless. Each of those drugs will grab you by your spine and hold on until either you die or your self destructive behavior dies.

    The irony is that none of these drugs compare to what I consider the ultimately addictive drugs - benzos, barbs, and alcohol. Not only will these drugs steal your soul like Crack/Meth/H, but they can steal your fucking LIFE when you STOP. Some of the only drugs that can kill you from not using them.... Gabaergic drugs are no fucking joke, so don't think they're less "hard" than street drugs just because they're more socially accepted.
     
  11. RobertT

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    I thought heroin right off the bat because I'm a recovering heroin addict (that's not too incriminating is it?). Then I read some responses and it's true, any drug you do too much of is gonna git'cha. Crack gets you right up front. Smoke buy more repeat till the money is gone. Heroin, takes you to another dimension and by the time you realize you left ours, you got a habbit and have degraded yourself and done just about everything you said you would never do for drugs. Meth is a whole different beast from what I'm reading seeing, you can snort, smoke, shoot, eat, drink it and days later, you are out of money and in a meth coma, not waking up for 24-48 hours.

    What's the most addictive one? The answer is YES
     
  12. war209

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    I would say heroin it is the most potent drug out there .If you want pure bliss you shoot up heroin .I has a dark site that the tolerance goes up and you feel very sick when not high.

    Next would be meth it has horrible withdrawals and cravings .Also the high on meth is longer than crack so more people will abuse it.

    Has for people that love pleasure keep in mind cocaine ,crack or meth is not opium base so I never understood why people would try it in the first place
     
  13. Neznam

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    Meth - makes nez's happy mask use until he is completely messed up... puking/passing out, but after sleep it does not make him want to use again.

    Crack - Too short lived, doesnt make him want to use again, to him it seems like a waste of money

    Heroin - well, hes been addicted to this one from all 3 of them so definitely heroin is most addicting. To nez at least.
     
  14. AltrdPercption

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    I have experience with all three drugs, I never had a problem with crack or meth. I was able to use both strictly recreationaly and never formed a habit. However, the first time I snorted a bag of dope, it was off to the tracks.

    At least for myself, heroin is the most addictive.
     
  15. no eff eks

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    My other post didn't really give much besides my opinion that all three drugs are incredibly addictive. I never injected any drug myself (got ativan a couple times for panic attacks, but I was too terrified to think about enjoying it) and that definitely influences my views.

    Crack - short acting and extremely dopaminergic, this makes for a drug that you will literally do until you give yourself a heart attack. Once you get hooked you will likely have destroyed your self image so thouroghly that you can't even remember what it was like before you met your new master.

    Meth - this is one of those drugs that you might not even enjoy that much, but it will still have you thinking about doing it constantly. You'll stay up for days on end doing nothing and thinking about nothing but meth. Eventually you will lose your grip on reality as lack of sleep and massive amounts of dopamine/norepinephrine/adrenaline pound on your neurons. Through all that horror you will hate yourself for constantly doing more meth, but once you wake up the very first thing you'll think about is your new master.

    Heroin - The thread is full of people showing how crazy addictive this substance is. Of all the opiates this one seems to have just the right combination of effects to make it far scarier than morphine or good old opium. The idea of quitting becomes the most horrifying thing you can imagine. You'll spend every last cent trying to keep yourself feeling normal, and you've long ago lost the ability to enjoy your high. If you're lucky you'll avoid picking up aids or hep once you start slamming, not to mention injection site infections, and a seriously weakened imune system.

    imo they are all equally fucked, and truly some of the worst drugs on the planet in terms of how dangerous they are to your mental and physical health.
     
  16. war209

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    What do you mean by dopaminergic?

    I think cocaine ,crack or meth is overrated.If you a pleasure seeker or like alcohol or smoking pot well you will be very disapoited doing cocaine ,crack or meth it does not have that type of high.
     
  17. no eff eks

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    Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is associated with feelings of pleasure, happiness, and excitement. If a drug is +dopaminergic it is likely to be very mentally addictive. Examples would be cocaine, meth, cigarettes, marijuana, opiates, etc... to varying degrees, the strongest being cocaine in that group afaik though meth would be very close.

    I'm sure there's lots of info on this forum about dopamine and dopaminergic drugs. Just utfse :)
     
  18. war209

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    cocaine, meth, cigarettes or crack is not dopaminergic do they are upper drug aka stimulant drugs.
     
  19. no eff eks

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    Yes, most strong stimulant drugs are dopaminergic. Cocaine's high is provided by strong dopamine reuptake inhibition, meth is a potent dopamine releasing agent, and cigarette smoke contains MAOIs which lead to an increase in dopamine levels (among other things).

    Almost all seriously addictive drugs are dopaminergic. The information is right on this website, or a simple wikipedia search on dopamine would suffice. I'll stop derailing the thread now, sorry.
     
  20. war209

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    Read this thread here http://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1084974#post1084974


    Called Is meth ,crack and cocaine over rated .

    Than we can talk about it there and keep this thread on topic.