Published on 07-18-2012 10:30 PM
Many people are under the impression that it is hard to get a hold of chloroform, surprisingly, this is not the case. Chloroform is readily sold on Ebay with no special requirements to buy it.
Chloroform is used as an anesthetic, meaning committing suicide with it is similar to euthanization. Personally, I am very surprised at the lack of talk about using chloroform as a suicide method on the internet. There seems to be very little information about it. Since it is so easy to get a hold of, and seems like it would be completely painless, I just cannot believe how few people think about using it for suicide.
Chloroform usually kills by failure of the heart. There is no reason to be scared away by this though. Once you take the first deep breath it doesn't matter what happens afterwards, there will be no pain. At the concentration we will be using, the death is most likely sudden.
Now, before we get into how to do it, lets compare the most common methods of suicide.
Hanging: Depending on the drop, a broken neck and sudden death; a broken neck followed by strangulation; or no broken neck and just strangulation. All of these are terribly uncomfortable ways to die.
Gunshot: Vulgar, sick, and disgusting. No matter where in your head you shoot yourself, there will be blood pouring from your nose and exit wounds in your skull. The pain may only be for a split second but it will be the most intense second of pain imaginable.
Pills: Everyday people try to commit suicide by pills and fail. It is a terribly ineffective way unless you can get your hands on specific substances. Even with those specific substances it will be uncomfortable and take considerably longer than chloroform. Failing with this method will seem like a cry for help.
Knife: Slitting your wrists or throat is the most painful of these methods. You are better off shooting yourself.