Paradice
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Joined: March 9th, 2007, 12:44 pm

August 3rd, 2011, 3:41 am #11

In the below video she keeps rubbing and fidgeting with her nose, which you know has been snorting mass amounts of crack.
FWIW, people don't snort crack. Also, snorting any drug (or anything else for that matter) will usually make a person mess with their nose. The rumor is that there were no drugs or alcohol in the house at the time. So, either someone cleaned up before investigators arrived, she did her drugs elsewhere, or she died from detox/withdrawal, probably from alcohol.
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vscantu
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August 3rd, 2011, 10:12 pm #12

Thanks, Paradice. I guess people snort crank and not crack. Luckily I'm not into the whole subculture enough to know the details. But it's clear Amy had probably several addictions that no matter how much she wanted to, she could not escape.
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August 4th, 2011, 1:59 am #13

Victor IIRC you have kids. Sometimes it pays to educate yourself about the subcultures, if only to know what signs to look for in your children or their friends. Many times parents are the last to know about risky behavior in their children because they think, nah my kid wouldn't do anything like that, I taught them better. Peer pressure is a powerful thing for adolescents.
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Paradice
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August 4th, 2011, 10:31 am #14

The "new" crank among younger people is Ritalin or Adderall. Both drugs are legal and are, imho, over-prescribed. They are meant to treat ADHD and ADD, but many of the kids legally prescribed to take these meds sell them to their friends. I hear it is all rage to the crush up these meds and snort them (especially when cramming for exams). They are similar to amphetamines, but are often used by kids the way adults use caffeine; to stay alert and focus. It is much harder to tell when kids are using them because grades don't suffer (in some cases they improve) and the physical effects of usage are not as easy for parents or teachers to spot as alcohol or other drug use. Sorry if this is off topic... thought it was relevant given the excellent point Seagull made.You are right about Winehouse, Vic. Her addictions likely lead to her death either way. It is sad that someone blessed with such vocal talent was unable to cope with life. I hope she has found the peace she could not attain through medicating herself.
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vscantu
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August 4th, 2011, 7:25 pm #15

Great points, Paradice. You've got the Ritalin & Adderall routines down to a science. I graduated from the University a year ago and found out all about those drugs- though didn't try them.And no, Seagull, I don't have any kids, otherwise I'd really be up on the ins & outs of crank, crack and lots of other drugs.
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September 26th, 2011, 6:08 pm #16

"I hear it is all rage to the crush up these meds and snort them (especially when cramming for exams). They are similar to amphetamines, but are often used by kids the way adults use caffeine; to stay alert and focus. It is much harder to tell when kids are using them because grades don't suffer (in some cases they improve) and the physical effects of usage are not as easy for parents or teachers to spot as alcohol or other drug use."They are amphetamines.
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