Sepsis and IV Drug Use – Sepsis Alliance

According to a study published in 2014, 2.6% of people in the United States over the age of 13 years inject themselves with drugs. People who inject IV drugs are at risk for many illnesses, the most common being hepatitis and HIV. But whether people use these drugs occasionally or they are addicted to them, each time they inject a drug, they increase their risk of contracting infections and developing sepsis.Sepsis and septic shock can result from an infection anywhere in the body, such as pneumonia, influenza, or urinary tract infections. Worldwide, one-third of people who develop sepsis die. Many who do survive are left with life-changing effects, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain and fatigue, and organ dysfunction (organs don’t work properly) and/or amputations.

Source: Sepsis and IV Drug Use – Sepsis Alliance

I cannot accurately convey the efficiency of heroin in neutralising pain. It transforms a tight white fist into a gentle brown wave, and from my first inhalation 15 years ago it fumigated my private hell. A bathroom floor in Hackney embraced me like a womb, and now whenever I am dislodged from comfort my focus falls there. Russell Brand | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

And then there was Williams’ well-documented addiction to cocaine.“There’d be those nights when you do cocaine and you’d be like, ‘I’M GONNA DIE! I’M GONNA DIE! I’M GONNA DIE!’,” he said in one interview. “And then you’d wake up the next morning: ‘I didn’t die! Let’s try it again.’ ”

Source: I cannot accurately convey the efficiency of heroin in neutralising pain. It transforms a tight white fist into a gentle brown wave, and from my first inhalation 15 years ago it fumigated my private hell. A bathroom floor in Hackney embraced me like a womb, and now whenever I am dislodged from comfort my focus falls there. Russell Brand | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Elizabeth Joceline: Drunkennesse is the highway to hell. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

e. e. cummings:

humanity i love you because
when you’re hard up you pawn you
intelligence to buy a drink.

George Ade:R-e-m-o-r-s-e,Those dry Martinis were too much for me.Last night I really felt immense,To-day I feel like thirty cents;It is no time for mirth and laughterIn the cold grey dawn of the morning after.

Source: Elizabeth Joceline: Drunkennesse is the highway to hell. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Elizabeth Joceline: Drunkennesse is the highway to hell. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

George Ade: R-e-m-o-r-s-e, Those dry Martinis were too much for me. Last night I really felt immense, To-day I feel like thirty cents; It is no time for mirth and laughter In the cold grey dawn of …

Source: Elizabeth Joceline: Drunkennesse is the highway to hell. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

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