Have you ever encountered or known someone who was addicted to heroin? What did they act like? Look like? Smell like? The truth is, whereas there are a few "tell-tale signs" that can indicate that someone has been using heroin, it's often hard to distinguish from the symptoms associated with the use of some other potent drugs, and there are even instances where the addict can masterfully "cover up" these symptoms in front of others, so that you're not even able to tell that they're "using". But what about those instances where we are able to tell, or where the person who's addicted "comes clean" and reveals this fact to their family and friends? What's the usual reaction? I've heard of cases where persons who revealed this about themselves got kicked out of home, or were ignored by family and friends, cast away and "left for dead". On the other hand, however, I've observed families who have suffered through this addiction spell with their loved one(s), and gotten them the help they needed, no matter how much resistance they were faced with, and often succeeded in leading their loved one(s) to recovery. So, my question for you is: if this were your family member or friend...how would you react?