Citation: Houdini. "A Place in My Pharmacopoeia: An Experience with Codeine (exp32238)". Erowid.org. Sep 24, 2019. erowid.org/exp/32238
Greetings. I thought I would write a brief summary of my experience with Codeine, which I have used several times per week on average over the past ~8 months, having failed to complete a detailed composition on the subject. I began writing this upon ingesting 409mg of Codeine, so if you’ve got a good eye for detail, you may notice how my writing degenerates over the course of the text.
Codeine is nice: its place in my private pantheon of abusable substances is a respectable one. Most recently I have tried combining it with P. Cubensis mushrooms. The first trip/high I enjoyed with great relish; the second was barely noticeable (on a 150mg dose, not surprising) and the most recent was so-so. It goes nicely in combination with marijuana, which seems to make the good feeling more tangible, as did my first mushroom combo to a greater extent. Alcohol seems to add to the “brain drain” factor and though it can make it a bit more euphoric, I often don’t even notice I feel good - quite a waste, really.
I also used Codeine the one time I took Mescaline (in the form of San Pedro brew) in order to “chill me out,” as the trip was becoming quite intense. It seemed to augment the entheogenic euphoria and I had the most profound trip of my life. Finally, tobacco (which I occasionally smoke in a bong) on top of the Codeine is a nice little rush.
As for Houdini by himself, the experience changes over time; its effects are subtle like marijuana and it takes time to come to appreciate them all. I often get a paradoxic “speedy” effect for the first hour or so (as do other [ab]users I’ve spoken to over the internet) where I am full of energy and go around doing housework, cleaning up, whatever - with great fervor. This “speediness” is accompanied by a feeling of exhilaration. Other times I just lie down and relax for the first hour and let the lovely, light euphoria creep up on me. This makes me significantly more relaxed.
When out in public I am more confident in talking to people, often to the point of saying thoughtless things. I find I occasionally become irritable and perhaps a bit defensive if my stupefied intellect identifies anyone as a threat to my enjoyment. But I try to stay chill. I get itchy too, but I couldn’t care less who sees me scratch my nuts in public so I just go for it.
When I first began taking it, I would take doses of 100-200mg but this was not enough. These days 300-400mg does the trick.
One problem with my use of Codeine I have identified (with the help of Teonanacatl, the sacred mushrooms) regards the numbness it instills. This means I may have used it in problematic times to “escape” them, instead of confronting problems with my sober intellect. I hope to stay aware of this so my personality is not weakened by it.
It’s been T+ 40 minutes now and I’m high. Hope you got a bit out of what I have written.
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