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Starbucks plans to install needle-disposal boxes in some bathrooms

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by flgator2, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. flgator2

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  2. BigCypressGator1981

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    Smart move from a liability standpoint.
     
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  3. Spurffelbow833

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    As if junkies are going to bother using a sharps box.
     
  4. homer

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    Seattle is full of junkies.

    This is a good move.
     
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  5. fastsix

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    We do have our fair share, and it's not hard to find a discarded needle. Scary to think what it must be like in the states where it's even worse.

    This is the real national emergency trump should be trying to fix.

     
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  6. homer

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    I posted that to get a responce from you. I should have added a winkie.

    Most opioids are not injected.

    Amirite?
     
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  7. chemgator

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    Are people in Seattle taking their coffee by injection now? Is that the new thing?
     
  8. BLING

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    Heroin.
     
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  10. fastsix

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    No doubt there are a lot more people taking prescription opioids than injecting heroin, but if we just look at overdoses, and esp. deaths I'm not sure which is more common. While there must be a lot more people using illegal prescription opioids, the guy shooting up heroin/fentanyl seems a lot more likely to overdose or die. But I don't know, I'm not even sure how common or uncommon it is to use heroin/fentanyl via some method other than injection.

    Opioid epidemic - Wikipedia
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  11. Spurffelbow833

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    Oxycodone can be, therefore it is. Hydromorphone and meperidine can be also, and hydromorphone is much more potent when injected. Fentanyl can only be injected or absorbed topically or bucally. It isn't absorbed when swallowed. Not to mention heroin. So the answer to your question is probably no for hardcore addicts.
     
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    Enema would be my guess.
     
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    After hearing of B-Kav's party habits in college, I decided to give "boofing" a try for my heroin, and dayumm does it work like a mutha! :D:D:confused::devil:
     
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    do you have to buy something in order to dispose of your drug needles?
     
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  15. fastsix

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    Never heard of it. Would seem to be a waste of coffee, but I don't ingest coffee in any way so maybe it's just something I haven't heard of. Compared to drinking coffee, how does it compare?
     
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    The aroma is the same, but you get richer flavor, fuller body, sharper acidity, yet milder aftertaste.

    Seriously, many things that are taken that way are more powerfully and quickly absorbed and can be toxic because they don't pass through the liver before they go to the rest of your body. Also, the lower intestine isn't resistant to injury and irritation from acidic substances.

    Proponents of coffee enemas use them medicinally, not as a dietary or social beverage.

    Coffee Enema: Benefits, Risks, and More
     
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  17. kygator

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    I used to shoot up in Target bathrooms until I heard about their transgender bathroom policy. I have pretty strict standards.
     
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  18. duchen

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    The effect of a crackdown on Oxy has been to drive people to Heroin and morohone, drugs they had once been successfully fought. This problem illustrates how he pharmacy industry cares only about its bottom line and not the effect of its drugs on people or society and the rank ignorance or dishonesty of some members of the medical profession and industry. Just sickening.
     
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  19. danmann65

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    I think the purpose on cracking down on legal morphine type prescriptions is to keep more addicts from being created. I have a friend who has a horrible genetic condition where her joints start to fuse. Moving is difficult and painful for her. She can't get a months supply of percocet which helps to dull the pain.

    I wish people could be responsible so my friend doesn't have to jump thru hoops.
     
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    It's not just a responsibility issue from the patients turned addicts. When Purdue Pharma was pushing Oxy initially it reprehensibly underplayed to the point of ridiculousness the addictive qualities of it's product. By the time honest studies of the addictive components were revealed it was too late, the epidemic was in full effect and running through the poorer population of the Appalachians.