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Sharon – I have been in and out of recovery since 1985. I haven’t had a drink since 1985 but ended up in detox after 16 years clean and sober hooked on MS Contin. I stayed clean for 10 years and then took some Norco for chronic back pain. I got off that after a year or so but then have found excuses to get myself back on Norco again. I have pain that is real but the meds change me in away that I feel I belong in the world. I can’t seem to get that sense of well being without drugs. I just want to feel OK in my own skin. What is wrong with me? I am 58 years old and feel like I did when I was 12. I know I can stop again buy why would I want to feel lousy again. I have a loving 28 year marriage, a good job, and nothing seems to feel right. Until that first dose. I haven’t given up but I am just so frustrated being a broken man. Thanks to all for your words and comments it really helped me to reach out. Still trying and not giving up in CA
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Ketamine hydrochloride, or “Special K,” is a powerful hallucinogen widely used as an animal tranquilizer by veterinarians. Users sometimes call the high caused by Special K, “K hole,” and describe profound hallucinations that include visual distortions and a lost sense of time, sense, and identity. The high can last from a half-hour to 2 hours. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reports that overt effects can last an hour but the drug can still affect the body for up to 24 hours.
Special K is a powder. The drug is usually snorted, but is sometimes sprinkled on tobacco or marijuana and smoked. Special K is frequently used in combination with other drugs, such as ecstasy, heroin or cocaine.
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Example 30: A supervisor finds an employee asleep at his desk. She wants to send the employee for a medical examination. However, there could be many reasons the employee is asleep. The employee may work a second job, stay up late at night, or have family problems that are causing him to lose sleep. Because there is insufficient evidence to focus on a medical cause for this behavior, requiring the employee to produce medical documentation or to undergo a medical examination would not be justified. However, if the employee when asked to explain his behavior reveals that the cause is a medical problem (e.g., sleep apnea), then the employer would have sufficient objective evidence to justify requesting additional medical information or a medical examination.
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MDMA is also related in structure and effects to methamphetamine, which has been shown to cause degeneration of neurons containing the neurotransmitter dopamine. Damage to dopamine containing neurons is the underlying cause of the motor disturbances seen in Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms of this disease begin with lack of coordination and tremors, and can eventually result in a form of paralysis.
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It is not that I did not love and respect this man. I did. The fact is his personality became so altered by his drug use that he started to treat me in an unkind fashion. He lied to me when I met him, said he did not take drugs. I believed him and I saw no evidence to the contrary. When he started saying very irrational things I realized his reason for doing so was that he wanted to procure drugs and I was not part of that program.
I was very disappointed but the fact of the matter was that he was pissed off at me for interfering with his drug use. That’s what he really wanted to do (at least at that time) and he did not want to have to explain to me or excuse himself for anything he was doing. His friends also did not want me around because they felt I would break up the party.
In the end we were not compatible. I wish he was honest with me about his lifestyle choices in the first place.
It was a very sad breakup for me because I had such high hopes. Probably a great relief to him because he could resume doing what he preferred to do without feeling the need to conceal it.
Anyway, it is a closed chapter for me.
Think about it. If a person is masquerading it does not inspire the most huge amount of respect. I would have much preferred if he let me know what the real story was from the start, not something that was – sounds horrible – a lie.
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Long-term effects. Recent research findings also link MDMA use to long-term damage to those parts of the brain critical to thought and memory. It is believed that the drug causes damage to the neurons that use the chemical serotonin to communicate with other neurons.