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Desc:Some people get hooked on Meth. Allison's Fix? Computer Dust Remover.
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Date:08/14/08
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Comment count is 92
anotherdeadhero
"It's like I'm walking on sunshine" LOL thank you again Intervention.
Stog
"IT'S LIKE I'M WALKING ON SUNSHINE" SAYS THE NANNY NAMED FRAN

fermun
Everything I wanted it to be.
sinuendo
"My name is Sue, S, U, E."
pastorofmuppets
She wanted to make sure no one thought it was Sioux, I think. That one moment was weirder than everything that followed.

Xenocide
Pathetic, lady. Even homeless AIDS-ridden junkies look down on huffers. At least when crackheads and tweakers wind up dead everyone's all tears and sympathy, saying "that's a real tragedy, addiction is so incredibly hard to escape." On the other hand, you're probably just going to end up brain damaged, and everyone's going to hate your dumb ass for not killing yourself all the way because now they have to spend the rest of your life looking after you and changing your diaper.

Hurry up and upgrade to a crushing dependency on heroin or something. Have some self-respect, dammit.
Lindner
I'm oddly enough reminded of Bob Saget from Half Baked.

"I've sucked dick for coke. Have you ever sucked dick for Huffers?"

Get a real drug, lady.

Dib
After so much brain damage, I can't see how this even gets better save for the fact that apparently her family would take care of her despite the diapers.

The couple things I don't understand though:

She's huffing several of those cans per day, yet living in what looks like a pretty nice apartment apparently by herself. How the hell does this happen?

"It's not illegal, and I'm over eighteen"
But stores have the right to refuse service, and if it were me I'd talk to my manager. It would be irresponsible not to bring it up, she's said she literally has the same person ringing her up day in and day out. If she goes some place else to buy it, fine, but they need to ban her from the store.

heyitslozeau
yeah, that makes sense, she should think clearly and upgrade her drug.

oh wait, she's huffing, that's right, she's not thinking clearly.

wtf japan
Yeah, I really wanted to feel bad for this girl, but it's so damn ridiculous. She might as well be licking her cats' asses to get high.
dueserpenti
Ah, huffers, the junkies that junkies can shit on. All the negative effects of real drugs and none of the positives. Enjoy your brain damage, you goofy bitch.
almo
The segment at the end was really fucking depressing.
Rodents of Unusual Size
I kept laughing until I realized it wasn't actually a spoof of something.

Then, okay, I still laughed a little bit more.
Rodents of Unusual Size
Also I hate the smell of cleaning sprays and always freak out if little droplets are in the air near me when cleaning. I guess I was right to be afraid...yeesh

Randroid
I used to glue airplane kits with one that contained "Toluene" and just by smelling it I knew this was a horrible chemical. Even before reading the label, warning of fucking brain damage. Turns out I had more sense at age 7 than this fine trollop.

Syd Midnight
I'm pretty sure it doesn't have toluene in it, that's wishful thinking on her part. Toluene is pretty deluxe huffing material. Compressed air is fluorocarbon (similar to Freon), it's just a simple asphyxiant. Drug-wise, it's a step below huffing spraypaint or gasoline, the advantage is being odorless and colorless.

Maybe if she was huffing spraypaint, her family would have done something sooner. They'd certainly have noticed earlier.

Stog
High school huffer LJ:

I saw huffers in high school. It was my lunch break and I was on my IT lab's Nerd Patrol, fixing a teacher's computer. I was coming back with some anti-virus tools on a flash drive when I saw two other students I barely knew looking around and taking hits from what I recognized to be the dust blowers I use to remove dust from computers. One of the girls wanted to put the can back in her locker, but the other girl was hopping up and down on her toes and said in a semi-squeaky "Please just one more hit, please please please?" The other girl obliged and I walked past them into the computer lab, thinking 'What the fuck? Who gets high off of that shit? That's just canned air. That's dumb.'

I never realized how right I was about the dumb part until I looked it up later on that day. And I thought this kid I knew who tried to get high off of cough drops was fucking dumb. This was dumb and harmful.

I never saw the huffers again, but I can only imagine that they're probably making cocktails with various cleaners under the sink.
Binro the Heretic
Jesus Christ, you people. There's no caste system for junkies. No addict is any better or worse than any other addict. Whether it's alcohol, crack, meth, heroin, pain pills or inhalants they're all on the same level. They all start doing drugs for the same reasons.

How can you think one group deserves sympathy and the other deserves scorn?
sinuendo
No Junk No Soul

Sean Robinson
Name the great huffer painters and musicians, Binro. Some addicts are awesome.

ButtCult
Barry White used to huff panties.

It's called sexual healing.

Binro the Heretic
Creative people who became addicts were creative well before they started their addictions.

In fact, their work generally deteriorated as the habit took over.

Sean Robinson
Binro, I know that is comforting to believe, but it isn't actually true.

From Miles Davis to David Bowie, Jackson Pollack to Oscar Wilde, addictions are fantastic for creativity.

rulestein
Maybe...
I am addicted to caffeine. Does that make me a junky like this girl?

Binro the Heretic
If that were the case, Sean, our alleys would be full of brilliant artists.

Sean Robinson
You are losing track. You said that there isn't a hierarchy of addicts, when some are clearly awesome and when the awesome ones tend towards the same types of drugs.

Xenocide
You're missing the point, Binro. Drugs don't magically make you creative, but in certain people, they can take the creative spark they had and enhance it to levels they would never have achieved otherwise.

Also, our alleys are full of all kinds of artists. Artists aren't exactly known for being millionaires.

simon666
Binro is obviously an ex NA or AA. He found a way to wrap his head around addiction, drugs, and 'reality' and now wants everyone to follow that methodology because he reinforces his way of understanding the world. Still an addict, now just to dogma instead of drugs, weee!

Ok I'm an asshole, sorry :(

Binro the Heretic
I know all kinds of addicts personally. My own sister is one. There is no difference between someone huffing aerosol and someone buying high-quality powder cocaine. An addiction is an addiction. It doesn't matter how much money you spend to get high.

Everyone experiences wild shit when they're high. Artists, by their nature, are better at capturing their own experiences and conveying it to others through various media. Having the talent & skill to capture a drug trip in printed word, on painted canvas or in carved stone doesn't equal creativity.

The vast majority of addicts are trying to self-medicate themselves, usually because of depression. Most artists who "enhance their creativity" with hard drugs wind up like Allison, here. It may well be that those artists who use drugs aren't so much enhancing their creativity as they are self-medicating themselves to the point they are functional and not overwhelmed by mental issues.

nubilus
Sorry there is a world of difference between a person who smokes pot all day versus the "sunshinnneeee" girl.
You can't just lasso all addictive personalities under one convenient umbrella. I drink a bit, more than I should and to some extent I do consider it an addiction but I also can take care of myself, my family, hold a job and pay the bills. Not looking for a medal here but honestly how many CEOS do you think are out there that have a secret huffing addiction? (besides Mark Cuban)

Sean Robinson
Binro, you did not gain universal knowledge. There are functional addicts, with jobs and all. Many of them have support structures, such as steady income and the like. Perhaps if you knew people with money?

Binro the Heretic
I'm curious to know where your knowledge comes from, Sean.

Anyway, when you say "functional" addicts, do you mean recreational drug users or genuinely-can't-live-without-the-stuff addicts? I've known both.

I've known people who smoked pot daily, yet they held good jobs, took care of their loved ones and, in general, led regular everyday lives. I've known a few folks who used powder coke as a party drug. I've even known one person who could handle occasional doses of heroin. None of them succumbed to real addiction. Many of them even stopped using altogether, like it was literally just a phase they grew out of.

I've also known real addicts from all sorts of backgrounds, good families, shitty families and everything in between. Just about all of them turned to drugs as a form of escape. Either they were in physical and/or emotional pain, or they just plain felt their lives sucked. They were all of them human beings, though. They were all children once. They all felt pain and joy. They all had the potential to be better than they were.

I just don't understand how people could say a heroin addict is worth more than a huffer, especially when the vast majority of hard drug users don't contribute any more to culture or society than the average alcoholic, huffer or pill-popper.

Sean Robinson
Binro, you clearly don't want to believe that no person is better than any other. That is retarded. You know a lot of shitty people and thus you think that everyone is shitty.

Binro the Heretic
Actually, I do believe that some people are worth more than others.

Which is why we should judge people as individuals rather than making blanket statements like saying all huffers are worth less than any given crack addict.

Corman's Inferno
To quote a wise man,

"Ran out of Carbona
Mom threw out the glue
Ran out of paint and roach spray too
It's TV's fault why I am this way."

Poor Excuse
Binro, you better start agreeing. This is heresy.

I think your right though. It's all circumstance as far as what drug we choose to be addicted to, and I don't see the need of a ranking system.

I just feel super sorry for her because she has to miss out on everything now. I know everyone has to take responsibility for their choices, but the results of our choices do that anyways, automatically. Cause and effect.

Rodents of Unusual Size
How can I say it? Like this: Huffers make heroin junkies and cocaine addicts look like Oscar Wilde characters.

Dr Dim
It's not as clear cut as "one deserves sympathy, the other deserves scorn" but some drugs make you retarded or crazy and others don't. If opiate users can get a good supply of junk their only problems are constipation, setting their beds on fire and maybe dropping dead. I learned guitar from a guy who I'm pretty sure was a junky.

Old_Zircon
Name the great huffer painters and musicians?

JESCO WHITE


positively
Damn, I've watched this show a lot, and this is the worst piece of shit of a human being they've ever featured. They've shown alcoholic mothers who come off better than this.
Tomas
One thing can turn huffers into loveable beings, a little helium in every can of computer duster.
Smellvin
The first person to just get the "IT FEELS LIKE I'M WALKING ON SUNSHINE" bit into its own YouTube video and loops it about twenty times gets billions of stars from me.
nubilus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-7JPMscuP8

nubilus
(w/ music)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv8Kkts1G-0

Bone_Vulture
Portal of Heartless Bastards.

Seriously though, I don't feel very guilty for chuckling. :)

stompr
Thank you POE TV:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdnLBddzOtk

mouser
It starts out all funny and pathetic, almost surreal, and then spirals down to pathetic and depressing.

I'm confused about the rating so, 5 stars for the first 2 minutes, -5 for the rest, 1 for new knowledge learnt and 4 for the fond memories of the first few minutes. And because this is POE-TV.
mouser
Forgot to rate. Maybe I shouldn't have dusted my keyboard.

Cap'n Profan!ty
Or who puts that part overlaid on the song by Katrina and the Waves.

And don't it feel good?

ztc
This can't be for real. It just can't. I was waiting for the joke to escalate and watch her rubbing Cheetos into her gums but somehow it never happened and instead it got all weird and depressing.
zatojones
this is the very definition of pathetic
ashtar.
Now I wanna huff some computer cleaner
Now I wanna have something... meaner?
Sudan no1
some people are just doomed :'(

They don't directly say it, but daddy (who was probably a dirty ayrab) touched her right?
Enjoy
From the video it sounds like there was a family split over the molestation so it was probably a family member that was accused. The case was dismissed and it sounds like there was never resolution on whether her sister was molested. Who knows?

Every time she was interviewed and her can-of-air appeared, I made an involuntary laugh.

Menudo con queso
No one, especially no one from A&E, would give two shits about Allison if she was from the rez.
Hooper_X
Or poor. Or black.

BOOSH
Needs the "white people" tag.

Torture the Artist
I know a Navajo guy who says the last time he was back on the rez the big thing was drinking hair spray, and people were making a ton of money smuggling it in because they couldn't sell it there anymore.

So, I mean, yeah. There's no SHOCKING before-and-after pictures if the addicts are poor and fucked up to begin with, I guess.

Camonk
Drug addiction to a cleaner for computer part is clearly a First World Problem.

Chancho
I watched the entire show and it was a mixture of sad and incredibly funny.
Shion
Wait, what? There's something in the computer dusters besides compressed air? **goes to check 6-pack of dusters in closet**

Huh, "contains a bitterant to help discourage inhalant abuse." And all this time I've just thought using them to give my husband surprise frostbite spots was abuse enough.
Justin Dohrmann
You can huff that?

Shit..

Be right back.
Enjoy
Ok I just tried too. I think my lip has a little bit of frostburn now and there was no high to speak of. What's the deal?

detc
From what I gather, the deal is that what you inhale is not oxygen, but instead a load of tetrafluoroethane/argon/butane/etc. The "high" is basically oxygen deprivation. As well, it's pretty dangerous since some of the gases (argon, for one) are denser than air, which means they're harder to expel by breathing out.

Long story short, if just HAVE to inhale something, inhale nitrous oxide, which won't kill you instantly or leave you brain damaged.

Camonk
"Well it wasn't right." SPSSSSSSSSHHHH

SPSSSSSSHHHH. Stare. "I wish I had a father!"

Every time I heard that SPSSSSSSHHH I giggled. Then I felt bad for it. I wanted to tell her, honey, those aren't drugs. It's a cleaner.
waxeater
PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTT. *Stare*
waxeater
Also, her sister really looks like Ana Gasteyer.
Cleaner82
I don't find this funny at all.

This means I am better than all of you, but I think we all knew that.
Dinky Patterson
The only thing I found "Ha Ha" funny was visiting the cemetery in Part 2.

RomancingTrain
It's funny because Cleaner82 is not amused.

simon666
So fucking gross. When I was in middle school and some of us were starting to experiment and try out drugs, I was over at a friends, and she basically threw her flannel over a can of Glade air freshener, inhaled it, fell back against the wall and didn't move or talk for two minutes straight. THEN when she came out of it, the first thing she did was cough liquid chemical deodorizer out of her mouth, and asked if anyone wanted some. No thank you.

Best fucking real life PSA ever.

PS - My reaction to this video is not 'oh tragic', it's some motherfucker in that family needed to strong arm Allison AS SOON as they knew she had done the inhalant more than once.
paranex
I swear man, every time there's a young chick on Intervention I'm reminded of chicks I dated back in the day. That's gotta be the one thing I miss about being fucked up all the time: The daffy bitches I hooked up with. Chicks who are sober 90% of the time, they're cool and all, but not as fun.

You should really watch all of it though -- it's actually kind of cool to see her clean up. I'd totally be her sponsor.
Freeman Gordon
shiiit and driving a car.......
RomancingTrain
She's an anorexic, huffing, cutter who was molested when she was five, I want to feel bad for her(and I do.) But those first 30 seconds are hilarious.

Seriously though, why can't she just do Marijuana? It's safer, lasts longer, and more respected.
Syd Midnight
You need a hook-up though. Maybe if they sold it at the corner store...

10 cans a day must cost - or so... weed would be cheaper. Hell, you could drink yourself to death on that easy.

RomancingTrain
You know what? I just watched the whole thing and lost my sympathy, she's a prostitute and she snubbed her grandma in part 4, that shit was heart-breaking. I miss my grandma :(

waxeater
If I'm not mistaken, the implication is that her SISTER was molested. Her sister as in the one that doesn't huff keyboard cleaner.

This chick is a cunt. She had a bright future and was doing well until some dude introduced her to huffing in college and she never looked back. She can't take responsibility, so she blames her mother for getting a divorce. A divorce? Seriously? That's all you've got?

Hooper_X
You know, I kind of feel bad for this girl because she obviously has some seriously deep-seated issues.

That being said, she's kind of hot in that Amy Winehouse Total Trainwreck sort of way.
Bone_Vulture
Likewise, she's accidentally more entertaining than Sarah Silverman. Also her sister looks like that guy from Blink 182, I'd do her too.

gambol
I'm going to take all of your advice and only watch and rate the first 2 minutes.
Mayberry Pancakes
I watched the whole episode; minus a star for the PFFFFFFT sound making me cringe every time. Six cans a day? How is that even possible?

I really feel for her sister, though. That's heartbreaking.
robotkarateman
3 stars for whatever forum she posts on to get her regular attention whore fix, and 2 more stars for the lonely fat nerd who's "favorited" her posts so he can cheer her up by saying how hot and funny she is and how her family doesn't understand and it's her life anyways all in the faint hope that he might some day get in her pants.
Hooper_X
SPOILER ALERT: She goes to rehab and as of whenever they last checked (July, I think?) she was still clean. Still in rehab, but still clean. She also got a really shitty bleach job.

Also, homegirl, unsurprisingly, had a ton of fucked up personal issues. It was pretty strongly implied that her dad molested her, amongst other things.
Goethe and ernie
The girl in this looks a lot like my ex-girlfriend. So much so, in fact, that I took it upon myself to send her a link to this, and point out that the computer-cleaner-whatever-shit-huffing girl looks a lot like here.

Then I watched through to the end of the video and she started talking about abuse, and THEN I remembered that said ex-girlfriend had just spent a year volunteering in a centre for homeless drug addicts. Basically, the moral of the story is, Allison the disturbingly attractive huffer-of-inadvisable substances wields the power to ensure that certain people will never ever talk to you again.

Five stars.
Burnov
My ex also bears a striking resemblance to this very disturbed young woman. She also had some... issues. Not entirely dissimilar to Allison's just not quite as horrifying.

Hooper_X mentioned in a comment on a similar video, about how in movies. Crazy, quirky, art student types are portrayed as these free spirits that teach "nebbishy dorky Jon Stewart'ish"-type guys how to live and love. Yet in reality are complete psychological train wrecks.

I can personally attest to that. As I have fallen into that trap, being a nebbishy dorky type myself.

The sex really doesn't even come close to making up for the perpetual batshit insanity either.

bopeton
I accidentally ate some of this once and it tastes so nasty I can't even explain. I hope she dies.

I know someone in middle school who died from inhaling freon. I didn't find it especially sad.
petep
her parents are great

"we might have failed to raise a real human being, but we won't fail to get your pets euthanized and you arrested"

i mean not that she isn't ridiculous but come on, this isn't going to improve her somehow
oogaBooga
She might as well just huff freeon. Lose brain cells in much larger clusters - great for impersonating the psychopath from the movie "The Cell"!

"WHERE DO YOU COME FROM?!"
Genesis
She may as well do salvia if the high is so short, its stronger even. Dumb girl doesn't know how to waste her life.

CharlesSmith
You can't just wander around all day doing Salvia like you can huff computer cleaner. You need a lot of equipment and once you're high on salvia you basically can't do shit all until it wears off in 4 minutes. And you spend those four minutes fighting a black hole that is ripping the parts of you away like the skin of an onion, only the parts are your personality and the black hole is alive.

If you want to be a proper junkie like this shit, salvia is not the drug for you.

Frank Rizzo
I tried this shit once in high school, I could literally feel my brain melting. Never did it again.

Ill stick with reefer and alcohol thank you very much!
Error Again
Probably the funniest Intervention ever.
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