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People Are Really Using Anti-Diarrhea Medicine To Get High

People who are looking for cheap ways to get high always find new sources of inspiration. Take anti-diarrhea pills, which apparently get you high while also stopping your bowel movements. These medications are over-the-counter, costing around $10 for 400 pills, and are generally a really bad idea.

According to the US Food and Drug Administration loperamide is being abused by opioid addicts as a way of staying high or of keeping their withdrawal symptoms at bay (Via Freeps.com).

While the recommended dose for loperamide is eight milligrams a day, addicts are taking between 50 and 300 pills a day, inducing a high that’s similar to that of heroin, morphine, or oxycodone, which can lead to heart problems, kidney and liver failure, and even death. While it may sound crazy to take 300 pills in just one day, experts believe it’s happening a lot.

Via CBS News:

“Folks that are desperately addicted, folks that are looking to stave off withdrawal symptoms will do whatever it takes sometimes, really extreme things. So in the scheme of things, taking 300 pills is not unheard of.”

National Poison Center data recorded a 71 percent increase in calls related to the usage of this drug from 2011 to 2014.

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