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banyon 05:26 PM 02-19-2021
Columbia professor: I do heroin regularly for ‘work-life balance’
By Michael Kaplan

February 19, 2021 | 4:49pm



Carl Hart, a professor at Columbia University, is open about his drug use, saying substances such as heroin help him in his daily life.

Carl Hart is a Columbia University professor of psychology and neuroscience. He chairs the psych department and has a fondness for heroin – not only as a subject of scholarly pursuit but also as a substance for personal use.

At 54, the married father of three has snorted small amounts of heroin for as many as 10 days in a row and enjoyed it mightily – even if, as he recalls in his new book “Drug Use for Grown-ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear” (Penguin Press), he’s experienced mild withdrawal symptoms “12 to 16 hours after the last dose.”

But, as Hart sees it, the discomfort is a worthwhile trade-off.

“There aren’t many things in life that I enjoy more than a few lines by the fireplace at the end of the day,” he writes, pointing out that the experience leaves him “refreshed” and “prepared to face another day.”


Hart, who studies the effects of psychoactive drugs on humans, finds his use of the narcotic to be “as rational as my alcohol use. Like vacation, sex and the arts, heroin is one of the tools that I use to maintain my work-life balance.”

His reason for coming clean about doing opiates and the like is to advocate for decriminalizing possession of recreational drugs. The book makes the case “that the demonization of drug use – not drugs themselves – [has] been a tremendous scourge on America, not least in reinforcing this country’s enduring structural racism,” according to the publisher.

Hart told Insider that he hopes to see President Biden work toward federal regulation and licensing of the use of substances that are often described as neighborhood scourges.


And, by his logic, if people are going to indulge, they should at least do it safely.

For instance, he told the site, “if you’re going to use opioids, don’t use alcohol as a background … [the combination] increases the likelihood of respiratory depression and death.”

It’s not just heroin that keeps Hart centered, he claims. The prof is also a fan of the effects brought on by MDMA (better known as Molly or ecstasy) and methamphetamine (a drug that has caused the most overdose deaths in nearly half the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). In describing MDMA, he recalled “intense feelings of pleasure, gratitude and energy.

“When I’m rolling, I just want to breathe deeply and enjoy it. The simple act of breathing can be extremely pleasurable.”


He even found pleasure in snorting a version of so-called bath salts, a synthetic cathinone that’s been linked to disturbing behavior from barking to breaking into homes. Hart’s assessment: “unequivocally wonderful.” In his book, he recounts the effects as being “euphoric, energetic, clearheaded and highly social … niiiiiice.”

So nice, in fact, that he writes about wanting to take the drug ahead of “some awful required social event, such as an academic reception.” A rep for Columbia has not returned The Post’s request for comment on Hart’s illegal drug use.

While recreational-drug enthusiasts may salute Hart, the medical and addiction community may find the prof’s utopian approach less than ideal. According to the CDC, in 2018, nearly 15,000 people died from drug overdoses involving heroin in the US.


Some experts maintain that even legalizing cannabis, the mildest of recreational drugs, poses dangers, including an increase in visits to emergency rooms, as one recent report from the University of Michigan found.

Plus, weed can have serious health effects: “Smoke a couple times a day and marijuana will knock off your memory. That is pretty certain,” Christian Hopfer, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, told The Post. “And there is no question that legalization has a normalizing effect on something that used to be against the law.”

While acknowledging in his book that “drug use is not for everybody,” Hart cites America’s founding documents and their promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as reasons for having the choice to snort lines, smoke weed and expand one’s mind.

“You can live your life as you choose,” he told Insider. “And it’s nobody’s business, as long as you do not interfere with anybody else doing the same.”

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Mizzou_8541 04:13 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by seamonster:
Image result for photo of passed out parents
Sure. But shouldn’t they be prosecuted? Further, shouldn’t their privilege of being parents to that child be taken away? They made a choice. Not they gotta deal with the consequences. If people do heroine or whatever in their home, and hurt nobody, idk why I should care about it.
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DaneMcCloud 04:19 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by 2112:
Heroine is being used by kids now more than ever. It’s cheaper than coke or weed and more readily available. My buddy’s daughter died a few years ago from over dosing, she was 32, not that she overdosed. But what the dealers do is randomly spike every 15 bags or so. Deaths supposedly increase sales. Another friend of mines son died too, same shit. He was 24. This shit is highly addicting and either kills you or has a Jekyll and Hyde effect.
Wow, that is just absolutely terrible and heartbreaking.

Originally Posted by 2112:
This guy should be shit canned.
As long as users aren't affecting me or my life, I'm all for people doing whatever they want to their bodies. Drink, smoke, party all you want.

But in this case, it seems like a terrible conflict of interest when a Columbia professor acknowledges the daily use of heroin. What kind of example is that for his students?

Originally Posted by 2112:
We have an opioid crisis going on with the younger generation.
I'm not really aware of it because my kids are still way too young but it's always sad to read that someone under the age of 30 has died due to their opium dependency, whether it's synthetic or not.
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vailpass 04:52 PM 02-21-2021
Looking at that guy, from his crazy eyes to his vampire fingernails, should be enough to slot him as highly questionable. There is no scenario where recreational heroin use qualifies as a positive.
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cosmo20002 08:13 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by 2112:
Heroine is being used by kids now more than ever. It’s cheaper than coke or weed and more readily available. My buddy’s daughter died a few years ago from over dosing, she was 32, not that she overdosed. But what the dealers do is randomly spike every 15 bags or so. Deaths supposedly increase sales. Another friend of mines son died too, same shit. He was 24. This shit is highly addicting and either kills you or has a Jekyll and Hyde effect.

This guy should be shit canned. We have an opioid crisis going on with the younger generation.
Like Wonder Woman or Harriet Tubman?
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staylor26 09:02 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by vailpass:
Looking at that guy, from his crazy eyes to his vampire fingernails, should be enough to slot him as highly questionable. There is no scenario where recreational heroin use qualifies as a positive.
The fingernails are a dead giveaway.

When you admit to using a hardcore drug like heroin, and your fingernails look like that, you’re probably an addict.
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cosmo20002 09:33 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by banyon:
Am I the only one seeing Michael Jordan's face photoshopped onto someone's body?
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vailpass 09:51 PM 02-21-2021
Originally Posted by cosmo20002:
Am I the only one seeing Michael Jordan's face photoshopped onto someone's body?
Oddly enough, I thought it was Denzel Washington.
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Fishpicker 12:05 AM 02-23-2021
Originally Posted by 2112:
Heroine is being used by kids now more than ever. It’s cheaper than coke or weed and more readily available. My buddy’s daughter died a few years ago from over dosing, she was 32, not that she overdosed. But what the dealers do is randomly spike every 15 bags or so. Deaths supposedly increase sales. Another friend of mines son died too, same shit. He was 24. This shit is highly addicting and either kills you or has a Jekyll and Hyde effect.

This guy should be shit canned. We have an opioid crisis going on with the younger generation.
you're absolutely right. thats the reason why i dont chance anything these days. I wont even buy weed off the black market. there are tons of coke, adderall, benzos, sedatives, and even jimson weed that has been laced with oxy, fentanyl and oxy-fentanyl. thats what happened to Eric Bolling's son.



his son thought he was buying legit pills. but a dealer had taken pills, broken them down, added fentanyl and put them back through a pill press. the pills looked identical to the ones that could be obtained with a script.
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