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nilistic
20-01-2002, 19:34
Hey,
I'm doing a project related to the effects of caffeine and how people abuse the drug. I had some trouble finding some information on the methods of taking caffeine (other than through the mouth). Can caffeine be snorted? Can it be injected? Are the effects the same as injesting through the mouth? I'd appreciate any help. Thank you.

michael
20-01-2002, 19:35
did you do a web search, or are you just too lazy?

Huddwah
20-01-2002, 19:56
A friend of mine doing first year chem at uni extracted some in an experiment and had some lines of it during the lab, he said "it was like drinking 20 cups of coffee at once"
As for injecting it, you'd have to be a dickhead to do it on purpose... but ppl who fit pills might unknowingly inject cafine into their circulatory system.

nilistic
20-01-2002, 22:18
Actually, I did do a search and I found nothing that would be useful. I read a trip report on Erowid of someone who did snort caffeine - but he didn't provide suffient information.

angel_girl8
21-01-2002, 02:13
a school project, hmmmm..... sure you can't afford any meth and are trying to find an alternative?

Plague Bearer
21-01-2002, 02:34
Heroin is often cut with caffine (among other things).

TrippinTreeToker
21-01-2002, 02:34
Im afraid im gonna debunk your project but people dont abuse caffiene. but heres a list of the drugs people do abuse that you can bring up in school.
http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/concern/concern.htm

*CrystalMeth Bunny*
21-01-2002, 03:35
No, people can become dependant on it in a way, and they're sluggish and tired if they don't have caffeine. Whether this is due to some kind of psychological dependance, poor sleep and health habits, or both is up for debate.
Anyway, some people who like to crush up and snort random pills like to crush and snort No-Doz and Vivarin.

Grand Master of Somniferon
21-01-2002, 03:40
There was a post from a mod (forget who) that was trying to wean off of a 4 liter a day habit, and was apperently having withdrawl symptoms. Ask anyone that tries to quit drinking coffee that consumes a lot through out the day, and you will see that it IS addictive. Interestingly enough, I was reading an article about Ritalin abuse, which stated that some drugs when taken as directed don't really produce a high, but when ingested some other way, such as snorting or injecting, become very addictive. It went on to say that when caffiene is injected, it produces a high similar to cocaine. Not that I would ever try this, or recommend anyone doing it, but it was an interesting little tidbit. But, seeing how it was a statement made by the mass media (Newsweek or one of those), I would hesitate to believe it.

nilistic
21-01-2002, 06:04
The whole point of my project isn't about drugs that are obviously abused. I got the idea for this project when I read that a girl living in my city died from taking a bottle of caffeine pills. Really, I cannot believe some of you people.

*CrystalMeth Bunny*
21-01-2002, 06:41
In general, people who say taking ________ produces a high similar to (insert name of Schedule I or II substance here) have no experience with the drug they're comparing the other to.
Do you know if this bottle-of-caffeine pills death was a suicide, one of those "cry for help" things where it wasn't meant to be a suicide, or just ignorance? I used to take vivarin when I was too lazy to make a cup of coffee, but damn...

min
21-01-2002, 06:46
Caffeine can be injected, though I've never heard of anyone doing such a thing. Only the citrate salt (to my knowledge) is reasonably soluble in warm water.

*CrystalMeth Bunny*
21-01-2002, 07:07
Heh. I always thought that maybe in NYC you could open a "coffee shop" where caffeine is injected, instead of being served in hard to pronounce $10 drinks.
I'm not sure if that would be viewed as edgy or horrifying, given America's fear of IV drug use.

Plague Bearer
21-01-2002, 08:50
Sorry, caffine is most certainly a drug which is abused. Possibly the most in the world, second only to nicotine.

angel_girl8
21-01-2002, 16:01
i work in a busy restaurant and all the regular staff members work long and gruelling hours. as it is an italian restaurant naturally we have an espresso machine which staff are welcome to use. two staff members in particular who are very tired at the beginning and end of every shift, drink loads of coffee in order to help them with their work load. they both experience bad stomach problems, yellow teeth, bad skin etc. as a result. neither of them do any other drugs, though perhaps have experimented in the distant past. i think that caffeine is a drug which can be abused. but about other methods of taking it... rubbing coffee grinds on your gums? i haven't really heard of any methods that people habbitually use. wouldn't a person only snort/inject/plug caffeine if they were desperate/bored/double dared/experimenting and not do it regularly?

AdOgG0911
21-01-2002, 17:06
I've seen people that literally cannot function in the morning untill they have finished a cup of coffee. That shit is plenty addictive.

*KANE*
21-01-2002, 19:32
Caffine is soluble in water so I guess you could snort it , but high levels of caffine can be very unpleasant so I don't think very many people engage in this. Do a school project on a more interesting substance.

Grand Master of Somniferon
21-01-2002, 22:25
[quote]Originally posted by Plague Bearer:
Sorry, caffine is most certainly a drug which is abused. Possibly the most in the world, second only to nicotine.
Don't forget alcohol.

ebola?
21-01-2002, 22:32
>>article about Ritalin abuse, which stated that some drugs when taken as directed don't really produce a high, but when ingested some other way, such as snorting or injecting, become very addictive.
funny. I can confirm that oral use of methylphenidate will get you (me) high.
ebola
np: tool

ReverendLenny
21-01-2002, 23:13
i've snorted it, but it's a useless method, crushing it up and parachuting it increases asborption just as fast.
plus it burns like hell to snort em.

superbabydoc
22-01-2002, 03:27
I ripped this from Micromedex Poisindex - can't give you the link as it is password protected. (Edited+++ )
CAFFEINE
7.0 RANGE OF TOXICITY
A. Death following caffeine overdose is rare. Spontaneous emesis often serves to limit the amount of caffeine available for absorption.
B. Lethal dose in an adult is estimated to be 5 to 10 grams. However, as little as 1 gram will produce confusion, tremors, tachycardia, fever, vomiting and diarrhea. An adult survived a 22-gram overdose after cardiac resuscitation and charcoal hemoperfusion.
7.3 MINIMUM LETHAL EXPOSURE
A. ADULT
1. A single 1 gram dose of caffeine may cause confusion, tremors, tachycardia, pyrexia, vomiting and diarrhea; whereas a lethal dose in an adult is estimated to range between 150 to 200 milligrams/kilogram (Peters, 1967). Death was reported after 6.5 grams in an adult (Alstott et al, 1973) and 18 grams in a 19-year-old woman (McGee, 1980).
8.1 ABSORPTION
1. Absorption occurs more rapidly after oral (30 to 60 minutes) ingestion than after intramuscular administration.
2. A specific dose of caffeine is more toxic when administered intravenously than when it is given orally.
Dunno if this is much help, as you won't be able to reference it, but you may be able to find some of the articles quoted if you have access to a good library. If you want the rest of the page (there is heaps more) email me.
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