Toying with the idea of cranking things up a notch at work with a few lines of blow before the open, exploring the affects of Ecstasy on your ability to trade, smoking enough meth to lose your teeth and/or saying fuck it on casual Fridays and rolling in wearing a button down with the sleeves pushed up displaying your track marks for all to see, thereby debunking the stereotype you’re a yuppie asshole? You know we’ll always support you in whatever you do but please strongly consider putting off all of the above until the Fall when you’re less likely to die on the job.

With relentless heat enveloping much of the nation, no one, it seems is spared. That includes a group at especially high risk of harm from high temperatures: drug users, both therapeutic and recreational, particularly those who take stimulants like cocaine, methamphetamine and Ritalin or antidepressants and other psychiatric medications.

One study found that for every week that the temperature exceeds 75 degrees Fahrenheit, New York City will experience two extra cocaine-related deaths. And, as the temperature climbs, the number of deaths leaps proportionally. A week like this with temperatures in the 90’s and possibly 100’s might tally 4-7 extra cocaine deaths in New York City alone. “High doses of stimulants can produce extremely high body temperatures,” says Zheng-Xiong Xi, a researcher at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And extremely high body temperatures can kill.

We’re telling you this because we care.

Heat Spikes Death Risk From Drugs [Time]

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  1. Posted by Gentleman Trader | July 28, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    truth!nn-guy who almost had a heart attack during a five eight-ball weekend a few days ago

  2. Posted by Guy with a sweet 1998 'lude | July 28, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Special K -u00a0 It’s not just for breakfast.u00a0 nn- guy with a very mellow cat

  3. Posted by fkapmco | July 28, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Thank god I went to rehab before it got really hot.

  4. Posted by Lloyd | July 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    Insert “quit sniffing glue” comment here.

  5. Posted by Horatio | July 28, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    Pussies.u00a0 I’ve snorted coke off of molten lava before.u00a0 I’m still here.nn/Chazzy “Booger Sugar” Gasparingdingnn

  6. Posted by Ghost of Amy Winehouse | July 28, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    I was not aware of that.

  7. Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Hey Dr X.u00a0 Alternative theory alert.nnNo one likes to showcase their almost-Batman-like abilities to their friends fromu00a0thier 30th flooru00a0balcony when its cold as balls out.nnThis is a simply a story of loose positive corollations.

  8. Posted by Concerned Oil Trader | July 28, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    This is why we recommend water/drug enemas at this time of year in Houston.

  9. Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    Exactly the reason I stick to pure grain alcohol and rainwater. nn-Gen. J. T. Ripper USAF

  10. Posted by Guest | July 28, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    Not too soon

  11. Posted by Houston Hummer | July 28, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    It’s actually raining shit in Houston right now.u00a0 Total fecal downpour.

  12. Posted by Adonis | July 28, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    Who’s banging 7 gram rocks cause that’s how they roll?

  13. Posted by NakedShort | July 28, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    I took an extra Allegra today to combat my seasonal allergies and now I am freaking out.nn-Back Office short tie guy

  14. Posted by Guest | July 28, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Take a hit of this Jeffery…it’ll calm you motherfuckers down!nn-Sergio

  15. Posted by NakedShort | July 28, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    thats why you are dead and I am on CNBC all the timenn-Gartman

  16. Posted by Guest | July 28, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    This is exactly why I look forward to winter.nn- Vincent Vega, Choco heroin-loving trader

  17. Posted by Wahoo | July 28, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    You can’t play Pool with five eight-balls. It makes no sense.nn- Quant

  18. Posted by ExtraOrdinaryPopularDelusions | July 29, 2011 at 1:19 AM

    Thank god you went to rehab before I ran out of glue.u00a0

  19. Posted by Bud Niper | July 29, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Shit!u00a0 I should lay off the cat-nip until September.n-Villanova ’10

  20. Posted by Ragnar | July 29, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Fuck you all! I went to rehab four times in three years and Im still here.. Been killing it since you bitches were in a cradle! nn-Larry Kudlowu00a0

  21. Posted by Guest | July 29, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    In Miami, just burying your face in a massive pile of snow and snorting is the accepted technique to ensure a correct dosage. Pussies.nn– T. Montana

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