Reason #1,000,000,001 to never do heroin: it doesn’t even start that great.
5 Unexpected Things I Learned from Being a Heroin Addict

#5. Addiction Isn’t Instant (And That Makes It Worse)
To be blunt, I have literally never met anyone who was introduced to heroin with a needle. That’s roughly the equivalent of taking your first drink of alcohol by butt-chugging moonshine out of a gas can. The reality is a lot less abrupt, and a lot scarier: Most people start by popping and smoking pills. In that stage, it never seems like a problem, because you can use daily for weeks with no withdrawal effects whatsoever. I got totally wasted with my girlfriend Sally* every night and woke up every morning clear as a bell, so it was super easy to think “Hey, why not use again?" I never had cravings, so it didn’t feel like a real problem — but somewhere in that process, a switch got flipped.

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Reason #1,000,000,001 to never do heroin: it doesn’t even start that great.

5 Unexpected Things I Learned from Being a Heroin Addict

#5. Addiction Isn’t Instant (And That Makes It Worse)

To be blunt, I have literally never met anyone who was introduced to heroin with a needle. That’s roughly the equivalent of taking your first drink of alcohol by butt-chugging moonshine out of a gas can. The reality is a lot less abrupt, and a lot scarier: Most people start by popping and smoking pills. In that stage, it never seems like a problem, because you can use daily for weeks with no withdrawal effects whatsoever. I got totally wasted with my girlfriend Sally* every night and woke up every morning clear as a bell, so it was super easy to think “Hey, why not use again?" I never had cravings, so it didn’t feel like a real problem — but somewhere in that process, a switch got flipped.

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