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Recovery options for 10+ year abuser of opiates

My friend's brother is abusing heroin again and we're trying to figure out if Vivitrol would be a good/realistic option? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2016 - 10 answers

Trying to find a song, "Third and MacDougal"

I'm trying to find a song titled "Third and MacDougal" being a NY street corner where addicts scored drugs. Here are the lyrics that I know: "You hang around Third and MacDougal - with your mind and you body at war You spend half your life on the corner - just hoping and praying to score But the fire in your eyes is a blue fire - and the truth in your mind is a lie With a matchbox and spoon at your table - and the glory of hell in your eye" Thanks for any help finding this song!
posted by FlipDezz on Oct 20, 2016 - 5 answers

Did I lose my chance to help?

What can I do to help someone with past substance abuse issues that may be using again? [more inside]
posted by Zeratul on Oct 3, 2016 - 12 answers

Recommendations for "Recovery-Related" Lit?

I'm a newly recovering addict, and I just did something stupid- left inpatient rehab 5 days into the program- for a fairly good reason: Patients at this particular institution aren't allowed to READ "non-recovery-related material" during free time. Good news in, I'm going back tomorrow- but not before a trip to the discount bookstore to pick up any and all readable "recovery-related material" I can put my hands on. Problem: This is not a genre with which I am familiar. Help? [more inside]
posted by zeichen des tieres on Oct 15, 2015 - 26 answers

The devil, nudity, and drugs - oh my

One of my friends was recently describing a salacious black velvet painting and I've been trying to find an image of it or something like it with no luck. [more inside]
posted by komara on Aug 18, 2015 - 4 answers

Friend is addicted to heroin. Do I tell her parents?

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]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2015 - 51 answers

So. Whats new with you?

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]
posted by fontophilic on Feb 11, 2014 - 22 answers

How many people physically dependant on opioids live in the US?

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]
posted by WhitenoisE on Aug 17, 2013 - 2 answers

drug addled chimp?

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]
posted by imagineerit on Jun 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Can I keep my friend from becoming a junkie?

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]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2012 - 38 answers

How can I manage H withdrawals and an 8hr plane flight?

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?
posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2011 - 15 answers

How to break heroin addiction

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]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2011 - 16 answers

Is it possible for a former junkie family member to act like a normal human?

How do recovering/recovered junkies behave? Replete with juicy, depressing details. [more inside]
posted by sarling on Jul 15, 2011 - 16 answers

Affect of heroin abusers: is "normal" plausible?

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]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2011 - 30 answers

A friend and a heroin addiction - what to do? Your stories?

A friend and a heroin addiction - What should we do? What is likely to happen? [more inside]
posted by Frowner on May 20, 2011 - 31 answers

Help my friend detox

How can I help my friend detox from heroin in NYC? [more inside]
posted by alight on May 8, 2011 - 22 answers

Hard numbers on a hard drug

Seeking numbers/statistics: outcomes of heroin addiction and how likely are they? [more inside]
posted by radioaction on Apr 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Exercise Programs For Ex-Junkies?

How should an ex-junkie start exercising and being active again after pretty much ruining his body's constitution with drugs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2011 - 28 answers

help me help a junkie kick it

My friends sister is on smack and she wants me to help her kick it. Do-able? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2010 - 31 answers

Help me stop chasing this dragon.

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]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2010 - 26 answers

Portland, Chicago, or Austin?

Should I move to Portland, OR; Chicago, or Austin? Or somewhere I haven't thought of? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2010 - 43 answers

everywhere else it's coke

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?
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2009 - 7 answers

What would happen if I did heroin just once?

Gimme an H! or, What Would Happen if I Did Heroin Just Once? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Nov 7, 2009 - 33 answers

What Should I Tell The Doctor?

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]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 - 20 answers

Junk or Bunk?

(clashfilter) Does anyone know if Joe Strummer was ever a junkie? [more inside]
posted by peewinkle on Jul 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Did my friend feel any pain when he died?

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]
posted by zerokey on Jun 26, 2009 - 15 answers

Nodding of on heroin

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?
posted by sublimetym on Mar 8, 2009 - 15 answers

Methadone reading

Great article about methadone? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Jan 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Question about Requiem for a Dream & shooting up.

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]
posted by Tbola on Nov 16, 2007 - 18 answers

Help with heroin withdrawal

Please tell me everything you know about the first few days of heroin withdrawal, in particular, ways to ease the dope sickness. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2007 - 40 answers

Name this heroin and breast-implant story?

What's this novel (featuring a heroin dealer and a bad boob job)? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on May 2, 2007 - 3 answers

It's off my back but leers behind me

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]
posted by mistsandrain on Mar 1, 2007 - 26 answers

Do it again

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?
posted by mwhybark on Nov 3, 2006 - 13 answers

Help me find a drug advertisement please.

I'm looking for old ads of when various illegal drugs were still legal. One in particular. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Sep 8, 2006 - 9 answers

Dude, what happened to my buzz?

Why can't I get high like I used to? (and a bevy of semirelated drug questions) [more inside]
posted by elr on May 9, 2006 - 42 answers

Is heroin damaging to the body?

What's the medical opinion on heroin and opiates and their damage to the body? [more inside]
posted by fishfucker on Oct 27, 2005 - 37 answers

Heroin sensitivity

With long term heroin use, does one's body "upregulate" or "downregulate" the amount of opioid receptors? [more inside]
posted by icetaco on Feb 17, 2005 - 6 answers

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