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.

Read More

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.

Read More

  1. gentlebranches reblogged this from cracked and added:
    I didn’t know this until just recently and if you or anyone you know is using Rx opiates for recreational use, please...
  2. followme-down-therabbithole reblogged this from almost-a-memory
  3. almost-a-memory reblogged this from cracked
  4. cftcvfgjiu reblogged this from dysfunctionaldyke
  5. spirtulatheist reblogged this from cracked
  6. jason--cobb reblogged this from tiimeblurr
  7. pousseysotaystee reblogged this from tiimeblurr
  8. hunterkuuleimomi reblogged this from tiimeblurr
  9. tiimeblurr reblogged this from dysfunctionaldyke
  10. dysfunctionaldyke reblogged this from psych0babbl3
  11. strawnjade reblogged this from cracked
  12. scarsnstars reblogged this from cracked
  13. itsokaytokillyouridols reblogged this from cracked
  14. megisonfire reblogged this from misleadingislandofdreams
  15. misleadingislandofdreams reblogged this from cracked
  16. ex1stinginacris1s reblogged this from bodacious-unicorn
  17. bodacious-unicorn reblogged this from trvppunzel
  18. trvppunzel reblogged this from cracked
  19. changer-of-the-game17 reblogged this from changer-of-the-game17
  20. bigwordsandsharpedges reblogged this from cracked
  21. tay-day reblogged this from cracked