Overdose - Harm Reduction: In case of Cocaine O.D.

Discussion in 'Cocaine & Crack' started by Nicaine, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Nicaine

    Nicaine Titanium Member

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    From SWIM's personal files.

    The most obvious sign of an O.D. on cola is soaring body temperature. Cola makes most people feel hotter than usual, but this would feel like you're broiling in an out-of-control way.

    The first thing to do is strip down and step into a cool (not cold) shower. Getting into an ice-cold shower while very high could kill you instantly, due to constriction of the vessels around the heart and/or in the brain. Keep your head under the water, as it sheds the most heat. Stay in the shower for 15 minutes to a half hour, gradually reducing the water temperature until you start feeling better.

    If you do not start feeling better (or e.g. you feel chest pains), dial emergency. Malignant overheat due to cola O.D. is very dangerous.

    Hope this helps someone, someday, somewhere. Most people don't want to hear this kind of shit, but you had best be prepared for stuff like this -- if you value staying alive anyway.

    Courtesy of SWIM's harm reduction files (full of ego, but he means well). Copyright-free, repost freely.Edited by: Nicaine
     
  2. lilsteve

    lilsteve Newbie

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    thanks for the helpful post. this weekend I was hanging out with an old friend of his, and tried smoking some speed (dexamphetamine) for the first time. 10 hours later after he felt the comedown pass and was about to fall asleep at this party, he took a line with a friend. immediately he went red and got really hot and dehydrated. he had to chill out in a seperate room drinking tons of foul city tap water until he could get a ride home (three hours later.) when he got home, he hit the shower and tried to cool down for about an hour, until he thought he could sleep. three days later, his digestive track came back and he can finally hold food down, and his head and neck muscles are finally starting to loosen up. overall, pretty scary experience for a first time tweaker/seldom stimulant user. he knew it would be a bad idea to mix the two drugs, but he thought he was down off of that speed. he's definately gonna take it easy for a while, and play it cooler in the future.
     
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  3. thegod1

    thegod1 Newbie

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    I think its good to have someone who knows what there talking about giving advice to those who dont... Keep it up Nicaine im sure you've helped a lot of people [​IMG]
     
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    antigenesis Iridium Member

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    [​IMG]Thanks for posting this.
     
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  6. luckyatl13

    luckyatl13 Newbie

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    Nicaine- I think that it is good that people like you actualy talk about this kind of stuff. i mean if a person is goin to do it he should know what it can do to u. You have probaly helped out alot of new comers with this thread.


    gj.


    peace-skinnyy
     
  7. luckyatl13

    luckyatl13 Newbie

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    from the previouse time id hop in the shower chill for about an hour. start out with the water warm then slowly make it colder like nicaine said.