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FAQ Introduction
.: OTHER HIGHS FAQ :.
[Updated 15/02/05]

Welcome to the Other Highs FAQ. We will edit the post with new content, and will smooth it out, cross-reference it, and add in links eventually. To start off with, we have an Opiates and Benzos FAQ, and more will be added as it becomes available.

Remember, this is a work in progress... this is only just the beginning. Please post comments, questions, or suggestions under the original FAQ discussion thread (available in the Other Highs Forum).


The Five Commandments of Other Highs

1. Thou shalt not post links to sites which sell mind altering substances or paraphernalia.

2. Thou shalt not request information on the identification of pills.

3. Thou shalt not propagate undue information about rare and as of yet still legal substances to persons who should not have it.

4. Thou shalt always be accurate and truthful in thy information thou provideth to the community providing balanced drug descriptions.

5. Thou shalt always have a point in thy new threads

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Pill Identification Resources

Cold Water Extraction - By OldSchoolStylee

Benzodiazepines - By kitchkinet

Dissociatives - By Rafiq

Hallucinogenic Mushrooms - By OldSchoolStylee

Contributed By OldSchoolStylee


Painkillers - By Twigburst

Rescue Breathing : Opioid/Sedative users PLEASE READ

okay.

i'm glad you decided to come to today's seminar. the initial signing fee will be well worth the time, peace of mind, and safety that today's courses will offer.

and what does today's seminar offer, you ask?

let's ask celebrity Tony Danza, star of his own talk show "the tony danza show!"

today's seminar is going to be on rescue breathing. i was kinda' shuffling around thinking about what i could do on my day off and thought this was a kind of underrated topic, considering how many times i've actually performed this procedure and think about how many people i know that could be dead if someone around them didn't know how to give air to someone who can't breath on their own.

as i got the news of another one of my highschool friend's od and subsequent death on a mixture of heroin, ketamine and other varoius sedatives, and think back to the death of another friend, who, if only someone had turned him over or pulled his fucking tongue out of his throat, they would still be alive...but that is life, and this is my attempt to make things better....

this is just a little article i'm c&p'ing together on kinda' how to assess a situation where someone has ingested too many sedatives, and might be now undergoing respritory arrest..i'm not currently trained on how to perform cpr, but am looking to take a class soon. i would hope that if you or someone you know does a good deal of opioids\depressant\mixtures\ad nauseam that ya' get trained.

How to Check Airway, Breathing and Circulation

When someone is found unresponsive, you can make a difference in this person's life by first calling 911 and then following these simple steps. Just remember ABC-airway, breathing, and circulation.

Airway

1. Open the airway by gently lifting the chin, which moves the jaw forward and tilts the head backward. This allows air to enter through the nose and mouth into the lungs.

Warnings:

Avoid pushing the forehead back to tilt the head backward. This may extend the neck which may cause further injury in the event of a possible head, neck, or back injury.

Breathing

Steps:

1. Look for the person's chest to rise and fall.

2. Listen for the sounds of inhaled or exhaled air.

3. Feel for exhaled air by putting your ear near the person's mouth.

Warnings:

Confirm breathing by looking, listening, and feeling. Chest movement alone might not signify breathing.

Circulation

Steps:

1. Feel for a pulse, by gently pressing two fingers (do not use the thumb) on the person's neck between the Adam's apple, or voicebox, and the muscle on the side of the neck.

How to Provide Rescue Breathing for an Adult During First Aid

Initial Assessment

Steps:

1. Determine whether the surrounding scene is safe.

2. Determine whether the injured person is breathing.

3. Position the injured person on his or her back, being extremely careful not to move or twist the head, neck or spine. If several rescuers are present, use their assistance to minimize this danger. If not, continue with the steps below.

4. Maintain an open airway while you pinch the injured person's nose shut.

5. Give two long, slow breaths, being sure to maintain a seal between your mouth and his or hers.

Warnings:

If breaths do not go in, retilt the head and try again. If breaths still do not go in, the airway may be obstructed (see "How to Clear an Obstructed Airway").

If this method doesn't open the airway, revert to the chin-tilt method: The injured person's most drastic need is for oxygen.

If the person has a severe injury to the mouth, give breaths through the nose while keeping the injured person's mouth sealed shut.

Rescue Breathing

Steps:

1. Check again for breathing and pulse

2. Give one slow breath every five seconds for 12 breaths, if the person is still not breathing but has a pulse.

3. Repeat the steps in this section until help arrives, until the injured person begins breathing again, or until you are too exhausted to continue.

Overall Warnings:

If the injured person vomits, turn the person onto his or her side - extremely carefully if you suspect a spinal injury - and wipe out the mouth. Return the person to the supine position and continue rescue breathing.

If symptoms persist or if you have specific medical conditions or concerns, we recommend you contact a physician. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.



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