Self immunisation

I've found this video:

Do you know about other people who get immune to something by experimenting on themself like that?

(I know venom is not a drug - but im curious if you can make a home made vaccine for poisons/dieseases)


  • Injecting oneself with snake venom or similar to build an immunity to it is not unheard of by any means, but it's really only practical if you work with venomous creatures on a regular basis.  You have to keep a lot of antibodies circulating for this to be effective, so you have to keep doing this very often.
  • Yeah, I've heard of a lot of people trying to get immune to heroin this way.
  • Out of curiosity why were people trying to build an immunity to heroin? 
  • I think it was a joke...
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