Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Hygienic Party Drugs for the Noughties

"Popping animal worming tablets must rank as one of the more bizarre ways of getting high.

But the growing popularity of the pills, called BZP, among young people seeking a new form of stimulant led the UK's medicines regulator to warn yesterday that their sale was illegal.


[The] drug's active ingredient piperazine can cause problems including agitation, vomiting, seizures and allergic reactions, the MHRA said. The effects are similar to amphetamine and in extreme cases, may result in death, the agency said."

Oh my. Doesn't someone taking these things occassionally look in the mirror and think "what am I doing?"

When you're so attached to finding an artificial high you're willing to take a tablet that is so unpleasant it needs to be crushed into your dog's food or forced down its throat something has gone wrong. Take a long, hard look at your life.

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