Columbia Professor - β€œI snort Heroin regularly for work life balance”

"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."

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2021/02/1…

"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."

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Feb 21, 2021 - 2:48pm

Those neuroscience professors are legit. I actually agree with him on many points and for drugs to be decriminalized.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Feb 23, 2021 - 11:57pm

All drugs shouldΒ be decriminalized. Yeah heroin is bad and probably very hard to do in moderation but he seems to be doing fine.Β 
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How many 300+ pound plus cows are in academia who will die before their 60th birthday?Β Why don't we have an issue with them?Β 

 
Feb 21, 2021 - 3:49pm

buysidezeus

Shit πŸ˜‚ this guy is the real deal, do you think he will keep his job though?

I'm not sure - I hope he does keep it though. He is a tenured professor.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

 
Feb 23, 2021 - 10:43am

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buysidezeus

Shit πŸ˜‚ this guy is the real deal, do you think he will keep his job though?

I'm not sure - I hope he does keep it though. He is a tenured professor.

Being a tenured professor in the U.S is the most powerful position in the world. You could kill a man and then claim free speech.

 
Feb 21, 2021 - 4:58pm

I'd bet he has tenure if he's that comfortable being open about casual heroine use. If he does, he's going nowhere and kudos to him for destigmatizing "hard" drug use. Anything used in moderation can be beneficial and should be up to the consumer to determine their engagement with said drug

 
Feb 21, 2021 - 5:19pm

He has a book - looks interesting

Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1101981644/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&q…
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"Hart's argument that we need to drastically revise our current view of illegal drugs is both powerful and timely . . . when it comes to the legacy of this country's war on drugs, we should all share his outrage."Β -The New York Times Book Review

From one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, a powerful argument that the greatest damage from drugs flows from their being illegal, and a hopeful reckoning with the possibility of their use as part of a responsible and happy lifeΒ 

Dr. Carl L. Hart, Ziff Professor at Columbia University and former chair of the Department of Psychology, is one of the world's preeminent experts on the effects of so-called recreational drugs on the human mind and body. Dr. Hart is open about the fact that he uses drugs himself, in a happy balance with the rest of his full and productive life as a colleague, husband, father, and friend. InΒ Drug Use for Grown-Ups, he draws on decades of research and his own personal experience to argue definitively that the criminalization and demonization of drug use--not drugs themselves--have been a tremendous scourge on America, not least in reinforcing this country's enduring structural racism."

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

 
Feb 23, 2021 - 10:39am

Is this professor seriously advocating the use of heroin? FML that's not a casual drug like weed or coke (and even those can get people into bad habits). Habitual use of anything is dangerous, but I don't think heroin is something to be played with... did this guy forget about the Opium Wars (and the destruction of a former empire)?Β 

 
Feb 23, 2021 - 11:12am

I had a major surgery some months ago, got hella opium and from a person that has used this drug for many months I do not understand why he would recommend it.

It is like a heavy thc product makes you overrelaxed, if you do not have physical pain there is no point in taking it. Also I am a person that does not get easy addicted to things but opium??? Wooow hahaha that was extremely hard stop taking. Even worse if you have mental problems because of the dopamine it produces. Hella symptoms to, my stomach still hurts from it.

 
Feb 23, 2021 - 4:57pm

I thoroughly enjoyed him on JRE as well. Unfortunately his message can be misconstrued as advocating for drug use in the media... when in fact, all he's advocating for is the liberty to choose.

 
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Feb 23, 2021 - 4:43pm

What's up? What do you guys wanna know about snorting heroin?

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/
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Feb 23, 2021 - 7:27pm

test test

did i just write all that shit and wso wiped it? glithy nonsense website i swear

edit: ok cool there we go

Right I came back just cause this got me thinking... kinda sad but some of my best times in this life were sitting at my desk alone late late at night after work was done and the world was asleep all cozyd up in warm sweats and a blanket, snorting heroin through a cut up bendy straw, watching movies on my monitor with my feet kicked up on the desk in my stupid pleather chair chain smoking marlb menthols

yeah it was good times. It was appropriate at the time. Everything I did, I had to do. I've employed a lot of coping mechanisms over the years. People might not understand it and I don't owe anybody an explanation. If you don't understand it, consider yourself lucky.Β I'm really lucky to be alive for a multitude of reasons and I'm lucky to be in a place in life now where I've built a situation in which I can grow and be content and maybe even happy one day. And I'm starting to develop more healthy coping mechanisms although it's still all very fresh. I built this life while hungover, while thinking about when I'd get to get fucked up next, always miserable and restless doing shit I hated while redlining my brain with information passively, always planning and plotting some fucking scheme, always doing some mildly shady shit.. I don't need to anymore though. I was walking around my basement on a quarter of mushrooms (I will still fuck with shrooms but probs not for a couple years at this point) maybe 5 months ago. The various split off parts of my personality were conversing. The manager had gathered the other parts and explained that they can now chill and that he's got shit under control. We don't need to run anymore because we have a life that's good finally. Now we get to enjoy it while working on our whole self and continuing to move forward in a more relaxed fashion.

So thank you, heroin. Thank you, all the other drugs and fucking ridiculous nonsense I've been engaged in. And fuck you everyone who stood in my way.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/
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  • Associate 3 in PE - LBOs
Feb 23, 2021 - 3:32pm

I believe it, for now. While I've never touched it (nor plan to), heroin is commonly known as one of the easier hardΒ drugs to maintain a habit while working a professional job. The issue is that you build up a massive tolerance (to the point where something that would kill a first time user doesn't even register for you) and it grows more and more expensive and your recreational dose gets closer and closer to a fatal dose. I was prescribed opiates after surgery once, and it was remarkably easy to take them and continue going about my day. I had to stop myself from asking my doctor for a refill

 
  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Feb 23, 2021 - 5:38pm

im of the opinion that most if not all of the "hard drugs" out there are far less addictive and harmful than the media would have you believe. not sure id want to pick up a heroin habit though

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