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Two Weeks of Stench
Absinthe
by Durandal
Citation:   Durandal. "Two Weeks of Stench: An Experience with Absinthe (exp53491)". Erowid.org. Jun 13, 2006. erowid.org/exp/53491

 
DOSE:
4 tablets oral Valerian (pill / tablet)
  13 shots oral Absinthe (liquid)

BODY WEIGHT: 55 kg


It was a Thursday night after work in the factory I worked in. I had the next day off and had next day off, thus I invited over a friend to binge drink as was the norm for me then.

I was 20 at the time and had a bad run of relationships and death. Feeling depressed and sore, I turned to alcohol to ease the pain of a night, often having straight shots immediately after I got home from work to get past the initial soberness then drinking for 5+ hours.

Drinking since I was 14, bourbon no longer had much of a effect on me, so I turned to stronger stuff: Absinthe.

My friend had recently been experimenting with pharmaceuticals + alcohol, and encouraged me to try this. I had had 3 shots of Absinthe before he came over, and we proceeded to take straights shots of our alcohol (him vodka, me absinthe). Over the course of the next 4 hours I had 13 shots of absinthe and 4 valerian tablets.

I awoke with a room full of vomit. The rest of the night can only be told from what I think happened. I fell down my stairs from 2nd storey to first at some point, I found a pool of vomit and blood in my bathroom (I believe I had a blood nose from smashing it on the stairwell) My bedroom was covered in vomit and there was a towel in it. I believe I passed out trying to clean it up. I also knocked my stereo speakers off its cabinet and I had a bloodied knee, I recall bumping into something in the night and having a fire in my kneecap.

It took 2 weeks for my room to smell normal again.

I awoke without any traces of a hangover and I thought the night ended normally with me going to bed drunk but ok. Was I in for a surprise that morning?

Exp Year: 2005ExpID: 53491
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jun 13, 2006Views: 22,851
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