Colombian shuffling powder

Aged 90 and still taking cocaine — increase in older people admitted to hospital with drug’s effects.

I’m in two minds on this. If you can reach your 90s as a high quality cocaine user, how bad can it be? Or: how degenerate is Britain that the NHS assists even recreational drug users beyond four score and ten?

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16 Responses to Colombian shuffling powder

  1. areff

    How could you still be doing lines of coke at 90? Just a few years’ moderate to heavy use will hollow out a nose to the point where it is useless for snorting. (nb: based on the accounts and experiences of others, not my own)

  2. C.L.

    Apparently David Bowie had to have a surgical nasal re-build in the 1980s.

  3. areff

    Gal I worked with had the same procedure. The curly turbo-wotsit things were entirely gone, replaced by some sort of Teflon substitute. Her embrace of the straight-and-narrow was much lamented by fanciers of the female form. Appetite regained, she transformed in six months from a sylph to the giant economy pack.

  4. My mother at age 90, smoker of half a dozen a day but more in earlier years, was advised by her doctor that smoking could reduce her lifespan. It did. She died three years short of the Queen sending her a century congratulation.

    BTW- How old is Kieth Richards?

  5. C.L.

    Keef is now 76.

    My mother at age 90, smoker of half a dozen a day but more in earlier years, was advised by her doctor that smoking could reduce her lifespan.

    Reminds me of this exchange re smoking and doctors by the king of the one-liners George Burns on the Carson Show …
    From about 0:47 …

  6. FIFTEEN TO TWENTY CIGARS A DAY!

    FMD.

    “My doctor’s dead!”

  7. jupes

    Just a few years’ moderate to heavy use will hollow out a nose to the point where it is useless for snorting.

    Can coke be ingested by other means?

  8. Infidel Tiger

    Just a few years’ moderate to heavy use will hollow out a nose to the point where it is useless for snorting.

    Urban myth. If true there would be literally hundreds of millions of people suffering from perforated septums.

  9. Up The Workers!

    How did the old jingle go?

    “Septums go missing with Coke!”

    I wonder whether they still sing that in Columbia?

  10. Shy Ted

    You can go into any emergency department in any major town on city and find several beds taken by people who are essentially “sleeping it off” or want bed and breakfast after spending all their $$. All it takes is the phrase “I’m homeless” (KRudd policy) which magically resolves by the next day.

  11. Roger

    how degenerate is Britain that the NHS assists even recreational drug users beyond four score and ten?

    For an insight into how degenerate Australia is visit a public hospital emergency department on a Saturday night.

  12. Old Lefty

    I can respect the principles libertarian position – I have a right to take drugs by virtue of individual freedom but I will accept the consequences – though I have to say I don’t agree with it; I think there should be restrictions on harmful substances.

    But I cannot respect the position of the post-sixties trendy Left: I have a right to indulge in whatever drugs (or harmful s3xual behaviours), but I also have a right to unlimited taxpayer funding for medical and other services in support of my choice. One thi g or the other, please.

  13. Tel

    I’ve been through my plan before but since brutal repetition seems acceptable these days:
    * Don’t legalize the drug, but allow people to grow limited amounts of the plant in their own gardens for home consumption … not as a business.
    * Continue to arrest people who make a business out of these drugs.
    * The street price will go down significantly if people have a local supply of low-strength material … e.g. coca tea, etc.
    * If anyone at home wants to make small amounts of high strength powder to get a high then seems like they must want it, in order to go to all that effort so leave them alone, provided they aren’t selling the stuff.

    This way you do not open the door to unethical predatory business aiming to get people addicted, but you also avoid the destructive “War on Drugs” which has desperately failed, and you deflate the profit margins of the drug gangs. I happen to believe that drug money is a big corrupting influence in many parts of government … because it’s hard to believe so much stuff just sneaks in past the border security. Having more home grown material would reduce the corrupting influence and anyway these people aren’t bothering anyone.

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