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Please don't relapse

Discussion in 'Heroin' started by DancingLady, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. DancingLady

    DancingLady Community Champion

    I just wanted to share a bit about someone I knew growing up. This young man lost his dad when he was 6 when his dad was shot by a homeless person he had stopped to talk to. He had a lot of issues in HS, ended up using drugs. I moved away and didn't know him after that until I found out he had died.

    He had ended up a heroin addict at some point after HS, landed in jail for a while and got clean, made huge progress and totally changed. He stayed clean for quite a while, but relapsed one time and it turned out to be an overdose. The body changes, the same dose can be too much after someone had been off it for a while, but you won't know where you are at. Please, if you are in recovery, remember that relapse could cost you your life.
  2. LilAnn

    LilAnn Community Champion

    reminds me of alcohol. I used to be a heavy drinker. But when I try to chug a beer or finish off a bottle of vodka like I used to, it turns out to be disastrous.
  3. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    I read some days ago about the changes a heroin addict in recovery goes through, most heroine addicts who relapse try the same doses they did before trying to quit, and that is when the problem arises. Because if I recall well overdose occurs when the heroine starts depressing respiration rates, because the body can no longer metabolize the same doses it could before the person tried to quit.
  4. LilAnn

    LilAnn Community Champion

    Its nuts to think about. the people who relapse just once are more likely to overdose than the people who do it every single day for years. Its scary
  5. DancingLady

    DancingLady Community Champion

    It is, but I hope more and more people will be informed of this. It is a huge reason to stay clean for good. If you are tempted, just ask yourself if this one hit is really worth dying over. I suppose that won't help with the "it won't happen to me" mentality, but there are so many stories of these kinds of accidental overdoses. It's really important people at least know.
  6. LilAnn

    LilAnn Community Champion

    Its so sad when you have to pay with you life over2 minutes of weakness. Everybody is weak, at some point.
  7. rightct

    rightct Community Champion

    A moment of weakness can definitely kill you. It's so sad that your friend needed to have this destiny. From the looks of how you described the situation, he managed to get right back on his track. So sorry!!!!
  8. LilAnn

    LilAnn Community Champion

    I know with your friend being gone, this probably won't make you feel any better, but usually addicts have trouble finding peace, don't they. If they're high they're running from something, and when they aren't high they're running from that. Maybe this was the only way he would ever feel peace.