Topic: heroin rats

http://io9.com/the-truth-about-pavlovs- … 1591853321

In one experiment, scientists studied rats who had been given regular doses of heroin. Some of the rats were taken to a new area and given a larger dose of heroin. The others were injected with the larger dose, but kept in their regular environment. The mortality rate of the rats injected in a new environment was twice that of the rats injected in the familiar environment. No similar experiment of human drug users would be conscionable, but a survey of the survivors of heroin overdoses found that seven out of ten were in a new place when they overdosed.

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Re: heroin rats

That explains a lot ugh. I think besides the room being a prerequisite for the body's response, however, I think it stands to reason that the actual gear could produce a similar psysical prep... Like, it's hard to imagine someone's room producing said response if they use it for mostly other things.

Re: heroin rats

That's true. Maybe it's the room plus the equipment.

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This was pretty interesting. These are the type of studies I want to see.

Re: heroin rats

Wes wrote:

That's true. Maybe it's the room plus the equipment.

Like, I can see it just being the room if someone always goes to the same place for heroin and doesn't use it for other things, but it doesn't stand to reason that someone's room they hang out in and sleep in all day would set off this because they're always in there anyway.


I know there's a lot of studies about how addicts see their gear and it automatically makes them really want to do it. Like a "trigger" thingy or some shit, so I figure for a lot of addicts just seeing all the gear could be enough to produce such a reaction.They get pretty excited when the gear gets busted out. The act of preparing everything gets you into that sort of headspace.


Obviously there's something to the actual room, though, but I figure for those who use in a room they're in all the time, the room is probably not a factor or much less a factor. I'd be pretty interested to know if it's a combination of the room and equipment, because that'd be a strange way for the brain to associate something.