I recently found out that a friend from high school is addicted to heroin. I have talked to a handful of other friends, but I'm not satisfied with the response. I think her parents could help. More details below. [more inside]
I just found out a good friend of mine from high school (whom I lost contact with in college) is a recovering heroin addict. Should I try to contact her? I found out in a very indirect way—details inside. [more inside]
For some odd reason, I can only find statistics estimating the amount of regular heroin users in the US. I'm interested in all opioid based medications, both legal and illicit, prescription or otherwise. I'm interested in both people who are addicted and those who are physically dependent due to pain management. Do reliable statistics exist that encompass this entire population? [more inside]
Trying to locate a study in which they gave a chimpanzee (or other ape?) all the hard drugs he wanted (though it may have just been cocaine and/or heroin?) and found that with sufficient care, the subject actually lived a perfectly healthy and long life. [more inside]
A close friend recently revealed to me that she's been using heroin on occasion. She is unconcerned; I am freaking out. I need advice on how to handle this, or if I can. [more inside]
How can I manage H withdrawals and an 8hr plane flight? I know theres other posts up about this on here but nobody has quite the same situation I'm in. I have a plane flight that leaves 6:30am on monday morning, its an 8hr plane flight and I just took my last shot 4 hrs ago today; lately I've been going through anywhere from .2-.5 of black tar everyday, I've never gone over that and I've only been using daily since last thursday (IV'ing since wednesday, smoking before that). I have half of a suboxone and a shit ton of vitamins (L-tyrosine, N-P-K mineral supplement, B-6/12, melatonin, and a multi). My first question: will I be over the worst of it by the time I get on that plane monday morning? Second question: what do you guys think is the best way to stagger all this out to minimize my hurt?
There is a person who is close to me who is addicted to heroin. We need to help her. For those of you who have experience with this, please help us figure out what the next steps are. [more inside]
How do recovering/recovered junkies behave? Replete with juicy, depressing details. [more inside]
Someone in my family is into something (more inside), we're thinking drugs, but his affect is quite normal-seeming. Dredging through my mind thinking of stuff where dependency could look that way, and coming up with heroin. Am i off-base? [more inside]
A friend and a heroin addiction - What should we do? What is likely to happen? [more inside]
How can I help my friend detox from heroin in NYC? [more inside]
Seeking numbers/statistics: outcomes of heroin addiction and how likely are they? [more inside]
How should an ex-junkie start exercising and being active again after pretty much ruining his body's constitution with drugs? [more inside]
My friends sister is on smack and she wants me to help her kick it. Do-able? [more inside]
Ex-Junkies of Metafilter: Help me join your ranks. Please tell me how you learned to live without it after it got a hold of you. [more inside]
Should I move to Portland, OR; Chicago, or Austin? Or somewhere I haven't thought of? [more inside]
In Chicago the standard term for bags of heroin sold on the street is "blows." I've also heard the word used as a verb, e.g. "You blow?" Does anyone have any clue as to the origin of the term?
Gimme an H! or, What Would Happen if I Did Heroin Just Once? [more inside]
Doctor-Filter: I have an appointment scheduled to see a doctor this afternoon about some... sensitive issues. I'm wondering how free I should be with the information I give them, and whether or not certain factors might discourage them from giving me the treatment I feel like I need. [more inside]
(clashfilter) Does anyone know if Joe Strummer was ever a junkie? [more inside]
I just found out yesterday that someone that I cared very deeply for died a few years ago from an overdose of heroin. I have a few questions regarding the nature of his death and etiquette surrounding contacting his family. [more inside]
When heroin addicts talk about 'nodding off,' what does that mean? Is it just like going to sleep? Why would they want to go to sleep when they went through all that trouble to get high?
Great article about methadone? [more inside]
I was re-watching Requiem for a Dream last night, and there was a line in there that I realized that I never really understood. [more inside]
Please tell me everything you know about the first few days of heroin withdrawal, in particular, ways to ease the dope sickness. [more inside]
What's this novel (featuring a heroin dealer and a bad boob job)? [more inside]
Does it ever stop? I am a "recovered" heroin addict. Or maybe now I can say I "was" a heroin addict. I've been clean for 8 years, I have children, a career, a semblance of a responsible adult life that I am content with at 36, friends, the arts. I write grants for charities. I don't have to hide my past, it just doesn't come up anymore. But I dream of dope sometimes- vivid dreams in my sleep. If I am stressed out, my thoughts occasionally wander there... [more inside]
In the Velvet Underground song 'Foggy Notion,' the narrator notes, "Got my calamine lotion." Among other things, the narrative concerns a shooting, S&M and heroin. Why does the narrator carry anti-itch medication?
I'm looking for old ads of when various illegal drugs were still legal. One in particular. [more inside]
Why can't I get high like I used to? (and a bevy of semirelated drug questions) [more inside]
What's the medical opinion on heroin and opiates and their damage to the body? [more inside]
With long term heroin use, does one's body "upregulate" or "downregulate" the amount of opioid receptors? [more inside]