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Naloxone on non-addicts question

Discussion in 'Heroin' started by Beltane, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. Beltane

    Beltane Palladium Member

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    Jan 28, 2005
    from California, U.S.A.
    SWIM keeps a bottle of naloxone around just to be safe when experimenting with IV opiates. Got it from the needle exchange, which, BTW, should be standard issue in SWIM's opinion.

    So thinking about naloxone, a questions arose.

    If a person who was NOT a habitual heroin user were to accidentally OD on heroin and then be brought back with a shot of naloxone, would said person go into a crash detox? It's SWIM's understanding that when an IV heroin user is given naloxone, that person would go instantly into painful and messy withdrawls. But if a person was not addicted to heroin and the Naloxone kicked out all the heroin from its binder sites, the non-addict, it seems, would be returned to a state of relative normalcy and not suffer much if any negative affecgs from coming off the H.



    - Beltane
  2. Forthesevenlakes

    Forthesevenlakes Platinum Member

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    Feb 26, 2006
    Hm, I think that perhaps some natural endorphins would be hanging around on the receptor sites, so it would probably still cause some sort of unpleasantness, likely the emotional equivalent of running headfirst into a wall. But SWIM really doesnt know. Someone out there probably has experience with this. Input?
  3. cz-one

    cz-one Silver Member

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    Aug 10, 2006
    from U.K.
    In a non-addict it would just reverse the respiratory depression,but you would also be feeling pretty battered from nearly dying i'd imagine!