I will never know the struggle that it is for someone to break the addiction to heroin, but the shame I feel just posting here anonymously gives some hint of the pressures involved. My sister is a heroin user, and has been for probably longer than I know. The worst part is that I watched it happen. She moved desperately from alcohol, to marijuana, to methamphetamines, until ending up where she is now. I think there were moments where I could have positively intervened, but I never did. Even now I haven't fully come to terms with my own culpability. This shouldn't be about me though. Where do you start? Where do you start when the relationship has passed to the point where we are barely acquaintances? Do I have any hope of reaching her, or how deep is she hidden there beneath the years of addiction?