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dgul

Drugged up homeless

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Found a guy passed out on my drive a few nights ago.  In the drizzle, getting dark (but still mild enough this time of year).  It's a fairly rural area, nothing exiting around.

So, I wake the guy up.  I thought for a moment he was dead, but he did respond eventually.  He's really confused.  Scruffy, so I'd imagine homeless, dunno why he was around here.  He didn't know where he was, where he was going, what his name was, etc.  He was clearly on something, but I can't see what he'd be on -- none of the old-fashioned drugs I'm familiar with*.

What's the right thing to do?    I quizzed him for a little while -- trying to work out if he was capable of surviving the night, etc.  Eventually I gave up and got him a packet of crisps; he perked up a little and wandered off, munching slowly.  Trouble is, there's not really anywhere around here (sheltered, etc) that he could wander off to.   

Any thoughts**?

[* I don't like modern drugs.  In the olden days it was shrooms/LSD and weed for normal folk, speed and coke for superstars and bankers and heroin for those at the end of life.  This guy was just a zombie.]

[** wife wanted to call ambulance and police.  I couldn't see what they'd actually do about it.]

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Just now, dgul said:

[** wife wanted to call ambulance and police.  I couldn't see what they'd actually do about it.]


Sounds terrible but it's an awful waste  of their time and resources.

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5 minutes ago, sarahbell said:


Sounds terrible but it's an awful waste  of their time and resources.

That was my thought -- when he recovered enough to stand I considered it out of their domain.  My wife, however, is much nicer than me.

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spice,stokes rife with it.2 quid a hit.if its not spice its monkey dust.both have the effect of turning the users into zombie like states.monkey dust users often have a huge tollerance to pain has well.its like angel dust in that regard and they also seem very strong.so your best bet is keep away from an animated user.

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2 minutes ago, stokiescum said:

spice,stokes rife with it.2 quid a hit.if its not spice its monkey dust.both have the effect of turning the users into zombie like states.monkey dust users often have a huge tollerance to pain has well.its like angel dust in that regard and they also seem very strong.so your best bet is keep away from an animated user.

Hmm.  He seemed out of it rather than animated, so spice.  I really don't know about such things -- seems like a bit of a crap drug experience to me.   

I was a bit worried about 'crazy drug' -- I had wife ready to call for help if necessary.

I'm just amazed that he was here.  We're miles away from any reason to be in the area, and he didn't look like he'd be capable of walking far.   But what do people in cities do when they find this sort of thing barring the door?

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Just now, Fully Detached said:

Street Link might be what you want - it's a way for you to report someone you're concerned about and to make sure that they are offered the appropriate assistance.

I'll remember that. 

Is it actually what street folk want to get, though?  I read Down and Out, which might be from 100 years ago, but I recall GO stated that the tramps didn't like to go to the 'help' places, due to the quid-pro-quo (religious in those days, probably psychotherapy these days).

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Just now, dgul said:

Hmm.  He seemed out of it rather than animated, so spice.  I really don't know about such things -- seems like a bit of a crap drug experience to me.   

I was a bit worried about 'crazy drug' -- I had wife ready to call for help if necessary.

I'm just amazed that he was here.  We're miles away from any reason to be in the area, and he didn't look like he'd be capable of walking far.   But what do people in cities do when they find this sort of thing barring the door?

i cant realy say it depends on there demeaner etc,if they are chilled out be there friend for 5 minnutes and help them to move up the street 50 yards its then someone elses problem.

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1 minute ago, stokiescum said:

i cant realy say it depends on there demeaner etc,if they are chilled out be there friend for 5 minnutes and help them to move up the street 50 yards its then someone elses problem.

Are you supposed to feed them (with crisps)?

[thinking of the risk of the problem returning -- easy enough to offer crisps if they don't know where you live...]

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Had that many years ago when I was a boy.  Doorbell rang late one night and my Dad answered it to a woman who said she thought she ought to let him know that there was a man passed out on our drive.  It was dark and raining.

Dad was unable to rouse him so called an ambulance which quickly came.

If he'd been able to rouse him he'd have sent him on his way; though this was a town rather than out in the country.

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1 minute ago, dgul said:

Are you supposed to feed them (with crisps)?

[thinking of the risk of the problem returning...]

its not something i would do,it might work if they have the munchies though.

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5 minutes ago, dgul said:

I'll remember that. 

Is it actually what street folk want to get, though?  I read Down and Out, which might be from 100 years ago, but I recall GO stated that the tramps didn't like to go to the 'help' places, due to the quid-pro-quo (religious in those days, probably psychotherapy these days).

It's more about making sure they know where to go rather than making them go there - you can't help someone who won't be helped after all.

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6 minutes ago, dgul said:

Hmm.  He seemed out of it rather than animated, so spice.  I really don't know about such things -- seems like a bit of a crap drug experience to me.   

I was a bit worried about 'crazy drug' -- I had wife ready to call for help if necessary.

I'm just amazed that he was here.  We're miles away from any reason to be in the area, and he didn't look like he'd be capable of walking far.   But what do people in cities do when they find this sort of thing barring the door?

Different things depending on the circumstances. I will usually try to help in some way. Heavily drunk people need a doughnut (or something for their stomach), really badly heavily drunk people need to be put in the recovery position inside their flat/house, junkies need spoken to and pointed in the direction they are headed. People who are causing problems need to be told to get to fuck.

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I'll add that I liked the tramps in the olden days.  In my village we had one who lived in the old station, and was nice enough to talk to when he was sober.  I used to chat to the tramps in London when I was in my 20's -- give them crisps or a sandwich and they'd be good enough 'company' for a few minutes (again, if sufficiently sober).  Even though they were down-on-luck, most were pleasant enough (almost happy) and you'd wonder what had happened to them to result in them being on the street.

I couldn't cope with this guy, though.  

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1 hour ago, dgul said:

He was clearly on something, but I can't see what he'd be on -- none of the old-fashioned drugs I'm familiar with*.

What's the right thing to do?

Spice numbs the cold away - if he didn't have a sleeping bag and you had an old one, could be useful coming into winter.

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1 hour ago, dgul said:

Found a guy passed out on my drive a few nights ago.  In the drizzle, getting dark (but still mild enough this time of year).  It's a fairly rural area, nothing exiting around.

So, I wake the guy up.  I thought for a moment he was dead, but he did respond eventually.  He's really confused.  Scruffy, so I'd imagine homeless, dunno why he was around here.  He didn't know where he was, where he was going, what his name was, etc.  He was clearly on something, but I can't see what he'd be on -- none of the old-fashioned drugs I'm familiar with*.

What's the right thing to do?    I quizzed him for a little while -- trying to work out if he was capable of surviving the night, etc.  Eventually I gave up and got him a packet of crisps; he perked up a little and wandered off, munching slowly.  Trouble is, there's not really anywhere around here (sheltered, etc) that he could wander off to.   

Any thoughts**?

[* I don't like modern drugs.  In the olden days it was shrooms/LSD and weed for normal folk, speed and coke for superstars and bankers and heroin for those at the end of life.  This guy was just a zombie.]

[** wife wanted to call ambulance and police.  I couldn't see what they'd actually do about it.]

My collapsed person guide.

Was he under 25? Student. Just get a contact and help him home to digs what not. Might be sharing with busty 20 yo ....

 

Over 25?

Stag do gone wrong? Someone just pissed up but otherwise normslish. Take thrir wsllet out find cintact ring it. Sort out transport puck up. Chalk it up as bad night night out.

 

Do they smell of piss unwashed pushing trolley. Cunt tramp. Get them as far away from your stret as possible nd hope they fal, in river and dtiwn. After years of dealing with tramos dossers i gave zilch sympathy left. Fuckem.

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1.large broom to push/roll them out onto the road.

2.lock drive gates if possible or at least close

3.return to watching porn on internet.

rinse and repeat using different more dangerous prod implements if said tramp persists.

Did i tell you my dad was a bus driver? well he wasnt, but i do like to lie a lot.

Edited by leonardratso

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1 hour ago, spygirl said:

My collapsed person guide.

Was he under 25? Student. Just get a contact and help him home to digs what not. Might be sharing with busty 20 yo ....

 

Over 25?

Stag do gone wrong? Someone just pissed up but otherwise normslish. Take thrir wsllet out find cintact ring it. Sort out transport puck up. Chalk it up as bad night night out.

 

Do they smell of piss unwashed pushing trolley. Cunt tramp. Get them as far away from your stret as possible nd hope they fal, in river and dtiwn. After years of dealing with tramos dossers i gave zilch sympathy left. Fuckem.

That seems fine, but I've not had to sort out zombie before.  Very strange.  I'd not like to have to confront monkey dust.

And I don't mind proper old-fashioned tramps -- they were people that had just left society.  But you just don't see them any more -- yet another thing that's changed without anyone noticing.  The modern 'tramps' are however a very different thing with nothing in the way of redeeming qualities.

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25 minutes ago, dgul said:

That seems fine, but I've not had to sort out zombie before.  Very strange.  I'd not like to have to confront monkey dust.

And I don't mind proper old-fashioned tramps -- they were people that had just left society.  But you just don't see them any more -- yet another thing that's changed without anyone noticing.  The modern 'tramps' are however a very different thing with nothing in the way of redeeming qualities.

Well they are not tramos in the old intinerate worker/hobo or even street drinkers.

They are fuckup druggies.

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