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to wonder how good heroin must feel

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complexnumber Thu 07-Nov-13 19:26:12

I've tried lots of recreational drugs over the years, but never heroin
But what is it about the 'hit' heroin gives you that makes you want it again... and again...

HappyAsASandboy Thu 07-Nov-13 19:27:39

I have no idea! But I understand your curiosity. I'd love to try it just once, but heed the warnings that it might not be possible to try it just once ....

Strumpetron Thu 07-Nov-13 19:28:44

Well I've had morphine and it's fucking amazing so I can understand why people get addicted to heroine. You just wouldn't do it full stop though because we all know full well what it does to you

Mim78 Thu 07-Nov-13 19:28:46

Not unreasonable to wonder.

However, please don't try it!

I think whatever feels wonderful about it the first time you try is different to what makes people go back again and again. People can't stop taking it because it's addictive. I think this is separate to/additional to whatever feels wonderful about it, but then again I don't absolutely know this.

MorrisZapp Thu 07-Nov-13 19:29:59

I'd love to know too.

Mymumsfurcoat Thu 07-Nov-13 19:30:00

It was bloody good when I was having DD1. DD2 came too fast, I was gutted grin

Cookiepants Thu 07-Nov-13 19:30:14

Heroin is street morphine. I have had morphine ....... You feel warm and safe and even though you are in control your troubles (and back pain) are far far away, I can see it would be all too easy to get caught up and by the time you realised you had a problem it would be too late.

YerDaftApeth Thu 07-Nov-13 19:30:43

I've no idea and I've never taken any recreational drugs. But I was prescribed codeine after my c-section and can quite easily see how it can become addictive as it gave me a high, spaced out feeling that was quite pleasant. I can see how someone could become addicted to that. I only had them for a few days.

MadBusLady Thu 07-Nov-13 19:30:53

I've sometimes thought that if I was given x months to live, and it was definitely terminal so not worth treating but wasn't going to be immediately debilitating, I'd spend the period I was still well and upright taking as many hard drugs as possible.


MrsTerryPratchett Thu 07-Nov-13 19:31:14

I think it is more complex than that. I have worked with addicts and they talk about 'coming home' and similar phrases when they first tried their drug of choice. Insecure people love cocaine, people with unresolved pain/abuse love heroin. Because it is a painkiller. If you aren't in that place, you might just feel high, fuzzy and nauseous.

KungFuBustle Thu 07-Nov-13 19:32:05

Like getting into a clean fresh bed after being awake and on your feet or 3 days straight, apparently.

xCupidStuntx Thu 07-Nov-13 19:32:28

When my mam was diagnosed with terminal cancer she told me she'd love to try it right at the end shock
The cancer ravaged her way to quickly though and I don't think she'd actually have through with it!!

Mymumsfurcoat Thu 07-Nov-13 19:33:49

Before the 1974 Misuse of Drugs Act, lots of people were prescribed morphine and were technically, heroin addicts. On the whole, they were functioning members of society. There is an argument that says its not the drug itself that is destructive, but the lifestyle of criminality it leads you into. Having said that, I wouldn't myself, I prefer Pinot!

MadBusLady Thu 07-Nov-13 19:33:59

That's very interesting MrsTerry. Hm, maybe heroin is not my thing then. I wonder why Lou Reed did it? Don't know much about him.

YouTheCat Thu 07-Nov-13 19:34:02

I had morphine. It did nothing for me at all. Didn't even make a difference to the pain.

I have no desire to try heroin. I've seen the addicts getting their methodone at 4.30 every day. One of dd's old friends from school is addicted to heroin - such a waste. I also lived with a heroin addict and it was bloody awful.

runningonwillpower Thu 07-Nov-13 19:34:24

I think it would be like the ecstatic rush you get just after giving birth. The synthetic equivalent of that natural hormonal fix.

You know. The rush that makes you forget what went before. The rush that nature supplies to bond with your baby. The rush that lets you put it all behind you and have another baby.

That's just my theory.

complexnumber Thu 07-Nov-13 19:34:25

I am reminded of the advert for the film Trainspotting, and the quote from the film

Take the best orgasm you've ever had... multiply it by a thousand, and you're still nowhere near it.

qazxc Thu 07-Nov-13 19:35:16

according to an ex boyfriend it wasn't so much a high but the fact that it made you not care about things. it switches your feelings off, so if you're in a bad head space it makes it (temporarily) "go away" IYSWIM. Obviously to some people it would be very attractive, the problem is that your problems do not go away, they come back when the drugs wear off (and after a few times there is withdrawal/ drug habit to add to them).

tracypenisbeaker Thu 07-Nov-13 19:35:19

According to Trainspotting, it 'beats any fuckin' cock in the world.'

HTH grin

(But seriously, don't try it)

MadBusLady Thu 07-Nov-13 19:35:49

That's also basically what the song Heroin sounds like. Good sex song blush

EmmaBemma Thu 07-Nov-13 19:35:56

I'd love to try it! If I could be sure wasn't cut with drain cleaner/anthrax and I didn't have to buy it off some dodgy dealer, and I didn't have to inject it, and if I could somehow magically not be a parent for a couple of days. So: unlikely, but yes - I imagine it's marvellous. More-ish, though, as the joke goes.

eisbaer Thu 07-Nov-13 19:35:59

Not unreasonable atall IMO, I often wonder it and google descriptions of how it feels etc. maybe because it was the final taboo for lots of 1990-2000's party animals, the one thing they never touched because of the grange hill just say no campaign/Zammo etc. Also, it must be pretty amazing as junkies mainly go about looking like death warmed up and don't seem to give a hoot. But most destructive too.

tracypenisbeaker Thu 07-Nov-13 19:36:38

aw bit of a x-post there with you, complex.

Shockingundercrackers Thu 07-Nov-13 19:37:23

It's the same as pethadine, no? Had that bringing forth ds1. Fabulous stuff! I could still feel the contractions, but they sort of felt far away... Oooh I could get used to that. Never got so much as a paracetamol with ds2 (death stares hospital... Tight bastards).shock

HandMini Thu 07-Nov-13 19:38:07

I've had morphine in hospital and although it was a great painkiller I didn't feel particularly high / safe / warm / fluffy /spaced. I just felt like "thank Christ my boob has stopped hurting so much". I don't think I'm curious to find out....I think there are lots of amazing highs in life. To me, stepping into fresh bed after hard day and that kind of thing is a real physical buzz. It's enough. I guess I'm not an extremist.

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