Roughly the same price. A bag of dope is $10 unless you are buying a bundle [14 bags] ($80-$100) or a brick (~$200).
 October 6, 2016 at 11:54am
Heroin is easy, you can get it almost anywhere if you know what you are looking for. I bet you no matter what neighborhood you are living in theres at least one dealer and I also bet you that some of your neighbors that you wouldn’t even suspect are using.
 October 6, 2016 at 11:52am
Actually I think its the government tainting these products posing as higher level suppliers and then sending it down on the streets. No drug dealer wants their customers to die, thats really bad business and dealers (well the older ones) are all about the papers (the kids are about ego showing off and ripping people off).
I think they want to make a bigger deal out of heroin overdoses to further the war on drug agenda.
This was in PA so its usually powdered #4 heroin, not black tar thats like NC, SC and out west.
 October 6, 2016 at 11:48am
Children with parents in active addiction tend to grow up quicker because they need to learn the skills because of the neglect of the parents. But this really hurts the emotional development and causes issues. So around 13-14 they tend to experiment with drinking/pot then progress to their parents distractor of choice (in this case heroin) because of emotional pain and because it’s reenforced learned behavior. These kids typically say I will never become addicted like my parents but the pattern usually plays out the same way. You see this pathology a lot.
 October 6, 2016 at 11:45am
If addiction is a disease then so is over eating, excessive internet use, over exercising, or anything done to excess. Why? Because the same neurotransmistter and process is involved in each. It’s more akin to a learning disorder because you are rewarded in your brain by feeling good by express dopamine, gaba, endorphins, and serotonin.
Dextox, let your neurotransmitter levels return to normal (PAWS phase 30 days – 2 years. but improving every day), demylienate the neuropathways of the behavoir (90 days to start demylienation, continues over time). Then the next time you are confronted with wanting to use/drink/whatever its your own choice to say yes or no, mind you your mind thinks it will feel good and will try to send you every excuse or rationalization to make you use/drink during those situations, but in the end its still a CHOICE.
 October 6, 2016 at 11:38am
And no addiction is not a disease. 12 steppers (AA/NA) say that addiction is a spiritual disease. But please tell me how does one spirt catch a disease. How can one diagnose a spiritual disease. What tests can you conduct to do so?
AA (12 steps) say that you have a disease. But this is just used as an excuse to justify abhorrent behavior and to justify more drinking like most people in AA do and then lie about being sober.
But then AA (12 step [AA/NA/CA/xA] baits-and-switches you and tells you that your addiction is caused by moral failings and character defects and the only way to stop is to find a higher power (which at first they tell you that can be anything but by the time you get to the 3rd step it’s GOD. Besides how can you turn your will and your life over to a door knob [because your higher power can be anything]. But then the god of your understanding becomes the god of AA’s understanding, who runs your life, tells you to listen to the voices in your head as the word of God, and grants miracles on demand). Then tells you to confess all your defects to some sponsor who has no expertise what so ever, and tells you how to live your life.
Steppers say that addiction is a disease like cancer. But if your doctor told you if you had cancer “Man you’re screwed. The only cure is prayer.” Wouldn’t you run and find another doctor that would treat your cancer correctly?
 October 6, 2016 at 11:29am
The prevailing approach is the 12 step approach used at over 75% (as of 2013 (was 95% in 1997)) of rehabs. Most rehabs hire former addicts as counselors, who are typically other wise unemployable. To become a certified addiction counselor all you need is a high school degree and a 52 week course at a community college or via an online course. You do not need any degree in psychology. In order to pratice any type of counseling other than addiction you need at least a Masters degree. So you get a bunch of drug addicts trying to treat other drug addicts, playing doctor and regurgitant 12 steps on them.
But studies and even the triannual surveys sent about by AA shows that the 12 step approach has an effective rate of about 5%. Dr. Valient, professor at Harvard and member of the AA board of trustees found that most people quit drinking without any help and without AA (12 step). He also found that AA attendance resulted in a 300% increase in the suicide rate vs no treatment at all. But yet Dr. Valient pushes AA because he believes people need an ‘attitude adjustment’ and confession of sins to a high-status healer (which is just a sponsor, who is just some guy with no credentials, in an AA meeting telling his sponsee how to live his life because he has ‘more time’ then his sponsee.)
 October 6, 2016 at 11:19am
But no addiction is not a disease. If you take any person and subject them to habitual drug use the same changes in brain chemistry will occur. This is not a disease but normal changes that happen to normal people and takes time to unlearn the behaviors.
Now thats not to say if you subject anyone to daily use that they would become psychologically dependent. The same physical dependence would occur and the brain chemistry changes would occur but the use of the substance as an emotional crutch wouldn’t be there. Studies show that the rate of addiction to people prescribed some type of opiate/opioid is only 2%. So exposure to an opiate does not instantly doom you. The myth of the demon drug is just that a myth.
People that are prone to addiction typically have a paradoxical reaction to their drug of choice. For instance the vast majority of the population would get sleep and legtharic on opiates. Those prone to addiction usually feel more alive and energetic while taking them. Addicts who take stimulants then do feel more calmed down by them. Addiction can occur that when one takes a substance they feel like something in them is fixed.
 October 6, 2016 at 11:11am
After a detox, then to start to undo those myelinated pathways it takes about 90. And after detox there is a phase of Post Acute Withdrawal Symptoms which can last from 30 days to 2 years depending on usage and genetic factors. PAWS is caused because of the down regulation of neurotransmitters that occurred because of use. The body creates many more dopamine receptors because of the flood of dopamine and lowers the production of natural dopamine created, same with others like serotonin, gaba and natural endorphins. It takes time for the body to reset to its prior base line (30 days – 2 years). Risk of reusing is higher during this phase because the body wants to feel “normal” again. This phase can come with depression, insomnia, premature *********** and a whole host of things that make people feeling like crap. And since the brain knows a quick fix the primitive part of your mind will try to rationalize using in any way it can. But as time goes on energy levels increase, depression will lessen. SSRIs, DNRI and stuff like gabapentin can help during this phase. Also during this time after detox it’s a very good idea to get evaluated for any underlying mental health issues (depress, anxiety, bi polar, personalty disorder, etc) and get treated, but a true diagnosis really can’t be obtained until about 6 months of abstinence.
 October 6, 2016 at 11:02am
No the disease model of addiction is bunk. Addiction is more akin to a learning disorder. Once you get a high that feels good the brain knows what to do when it wants to feel good. After a while (21 days) you begin to myelinate the path ways in the brain. After more use that mylien sheath grows thicker and thinker to where it becomes automatic. And since opiates/cocaine(&crack)/alcoholic release dopamine in the brain, it is working on the brains reward center that is designed to reinforce learning and behavior. The rush of the opiate high is unimaginable and is said by opiate users to be way better than sex.
Then once you have that habit locked down, the primitive reactive part of your brain starts to kick in. So those people who would say eat out of emotion now know how to feel better by using drug. And since the primitive part of the brain is influence by the habit, the drug cravings become akin to hunger. So the acts that people go to get high are similar to what a starving person would go through to get food. So in a sense drug cravings are a type of hunger.
The first part of getting someone to stop is a good detox. Benzo and alcohol withdrawal can be deadly with a risk of seizures. All withdrawal (opiate) included includes a high deal of anxiety feelings of drying and being trapped. Medical assisted detox is recommended. Cold turkey is harder but doable, because of those feelings during withdrawl and being physically sick sends them out to use.
[-1] October 6, 2016 at 10:50am
Bust out the stem and choy! You could have gotten like 3 8 balls for that and had money left over for weed or dope for the come down.
 October 6, 2016 at 10:48am
You must be from the wrong generation. Only millennials get trophies for everything they do.
Actually that's a conservative meme meant to manipulate older crotchety jerks into despising young people.
Who told them they deserved the trophies in the first place? I don't think the millennials came up with that idea on their own. I believe it was their hippie parents or the hippies that started it.
 October 4, 2016 at 3:45pm
Let me guess, it says it was on Rosevelt Blvd. Probably in North East in the hood, the trike probably doesn’t even belong to him.
September 8, 2016 at 12:57pm
Aleppo is the latest STD going around jack hole…. LOL
 August 22, 2016 at 11:10am
Thats weird that pills containing fentanyl would be the culprit since if ingested fentanyl is largely destroyed be the first pass metabolism, roughly 85% of the fentanyl would be destroyed. And no it is unlikely that they were snorted or shot because of the apap that was believed to be in the pills. The apap would kill your nose and its way too much powder to snot, it will burn like hell. And to shoot it the same thing the apap would kill your veins. You could argue he did a cold water extraction on the pills and shot it or snorted it, but with someone with Prince’s money if he wanted to snort or shoot pills he could of afforded oxycodone 30′s or dualidad 8′s.
 August 10, 2016 at 11:09am
The shouting of ‘O’ during the Star Spangled banner is a Baltimore thing. It’s done and Oriole and Ravens game during the national anthem at the part where it goes “Oh say does…”. So if you are out somewhere and someone randomly shouts O during the National Anthem there’s a good change they are from Baltimore hon.
From Baltimore you say? THIS CALLS FOR A JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATION!!!!!
And, in Dallas they yell "Star."
 August 9, 2016 at 1:07pm
Things to do when you are pulled over in Chicago:
1) Hide your crack pipe.
2) Get all of your rocks out of plain view.
3) Cop an attitude with the police officer as soon as he gets to the window.
4) Claim the only reason you were pulled over is because you are black.