Another, older and much wiser in the ways of cocaine
member of the forums said:
"There is a reason you see no iv cocaine junkies. They end up dead or in rehab".
Be that as it may, one should always always exert caution when iv'ing any non pharmaceutical grade drug
Cocaine has traveled from the bare feet of a dude in a jungle, through another dudes ass, to a basement, in an alley, into your possession. Its contaminated beyond believe and cut with all short of crap. The LEAST swim
can do is buy a god damn whatman 0.22um syringe filter
, its dirt cheap and will very literally sterilize the cocaine solution.
ALWAYS USE STERILE EQUIPMENT.
2) Vein health
Invest in a few butterflies, sit in a comfortable environment, and be careful to not tear any veins.
3) Dosage caution
Always err on the lower end of the spectrum, assume that what you are using is pure cocaine, its probably not, but if it is and you use more you are dead. PREPARE THE DOSES BEFORE HAND while your hands are not shaking and your mind is not clouded by "another hit". Do have more cocaine within the premises while using. Keep a log of how much and when you used while using, it can deter you from doing stupid things.
4) General safety
IV cocaine can be a bitch, have someone with you that can at least pull your tongue out and call the paramedics. SWIM wont go into the details of medically treating a cocaine overdose because iv administration of sedatives
by untrained personnel can be even more dangerous. BUT, one should keep the patient calm if possible, cool, and with open airways. The ABC of first aid is Airways, Breathing, Cardiac function. So, keep airways open (from vomit, blood, tongue etc) and perform cpr until help arrives.
When swim decides to stop using or the prepared doses run out, swim should pop something in the nature of a benzodiazepine
or something equivalent) and call it a night. SWIM argues that using a sedative AFTER the final dose puts a "closure" to the experience and doesn't leave the user wanting for more possibly doing stupid things.
6) Long term
IV cocaine rarely is a long term habit, the costs outweigh the benefits very rapidly, if swim is using more than once a weak he is pushing it way way too much. Even one's a weak is too much in swims opinion. But in any case, eating healthy and exercising is a VERY VERY big help.