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Used it but didn't get addicted?

Discussion in 'Heroin' started by mannyme, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. SaraL

    SaraL Member

    What makes me feel bad...hmm

    I suppose not being able to help someone else feel good? I guess I take it as a personal mission to try and save the world, lol ...but try not to be disappointed when my efforts are in vain. I have learned to try and just be a hero to one person at a time :)
  2. SaraL

    SaraL Member

    I can honestly say I'm not addicted to Heroin addiction is actually marijuana..go figure.
  3. Profit5500

    Profit5500 Senior Contributor

    I try not to get addicted to uncontrollable substances since the addiction could destroy you. I just make sure I do not take the drugs if someone were to tell me to.
  4. Jen S.

    Jen S. Guest

    Ohhhh Sara.... :)
    Not YET.

    Also - recovery is kind of a selfish ordeal, but with good reason. I used to determine my own self-worth according to how many people I helped. Problem: I always neglected myself!
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  5. Profit5500

    Profit5500 Senior Contributor

    Recovery means something different for everyone. For some people it could be like that fresh start to overcome that fear that was holding you back. To me I think of recovery as reborn person coming in to have a new life.
  6. Jen S.

    Jen S. Guest

    I agree with you but you may not know what I meant when I said it's a selfish ordeal. I am a people pleasing person. I believe Sara might be, too. The idea of focusing so much energy on improving myself initially felt like a very selfish ordeal. Now it feels healthy and now I understand why it's very important not to measure my worth based on other people/situations and whether or not I could "fix" them.
  7. jenbeau90

    jenbeau90 Member

    It's the same for me. I did heroin plenty (and loved it), but I never had a problem controlling my desire for it. Alcohol, on the other hand, is a problem to control if I'm already drinking (perfectly fine when I'm sober though).

    I feel like a big reason for this is because I have a justifiably fear of heroin that I never had the sense to develop for alcohol. Even though I did heroin for over a year, it was never more than 3 times a week at the very most, and it was always a pretty small amount. Anything else would scare me because by the time I started doing it I already knew enough addicts that were bad off.

    Socially, alcohol is acceptable, so I went into it not monitoring myself and getting in over my head.
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  8. Jen S.

    Jen S. Guest

    Thanks for sharing that, jenbeau90. I think sometimes it's easy for us to assume an addict is immediately hooked on anything and everything. The problem with thinking that is basically what you just explained.
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  9. SaraL

    SaraL Member

    I completely agree with everything that has been said here, I suppose everyone is different when it comes to personal's harder for me to go without pot than heroin..and yes the people-pleasing is a tough challenge to maintain..sometimes I feel like I'm surrounded by psychic vampires!
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  10. jbepp

    jbepp Active Contributor

    It really just depends on the person. Some people get addicted to stuff like marijuana and alcohol, but stronger drugs never get them addicted. I think it also depends on the context where you consumed the drug and how you body reacted to it. I've seen cases where people consuming LSD for the first had bad trips and afterwards were really scared to try it again.
  11. ic3squid

    ic3squid Member

    You're lucky, the effects of heroin differentiate between every person. In that case you just didn't want to get addicted to it after taking the drug, some unlikely people out there in the world get addicted to it instantly after taking it. Cherish that you got another chance to lead an ordinary life without a heroin addiction.
  12. Charli

    Charli Community Champion

    People just react differently to different substances. I have some friends who absolutely cannot stand pot but prefer more hard drugs which is confusing to me since I think weed is one of the easier ones to get into, but that's just how it works I guess. I personally couldn't stand beer and could only drink until I'm tipsy and even though I enjoy it I really cannot understand how people are able to drink themselves past that point since the experience has never been pleasant for me.
  13. GenevB

    GenevB Community Champion

    First, we are different biologically speaking, this could be a reason why different drugs have different effects on different people. Then there is also a psychological fact, some people might take a drug in order to avoid daily monotony and stress while others may take it out of pure curiosity or for recreational purposes.
  14. Davienna

    Davienna Community Champion

    My life still have more downs than I would want but instead of turning to anything artificial, I am just aiming to work harder at turning things around. These things only get you high for one minute but drop you on your rump for years and sometimes a lifetime.
  15. camsdad

    camsdad Member

    I had a roommate who was into it pretty bad but hid it very well. We couldn't gt what we wanted so she suggested it. I guess I was trying to be cool or whatever and I gave it a try. I hated it, I couldn't stop throwing up and it just felt weird. I have never had the desire to do it again, and I have a very addictive personality.
  16. Ronsa

    Ronsa Active Contributor

    You are fortunate enough not getting addicted to heroin. I heard many stories that it is difficult to get rid of heroin once got addicted to it. I believe you are getting much easier with alcohol rather than heroin. You aware that heroin is much more dangerous. It might be the cause that you still get control of it. Stop to use heroin as possible because you will never know you will get addicted to it someday.
  17. LostmySis

    LostmySis Senior Contributor

    It makes you a human. And you know you already have a problem. You are getting angry and annoyed with yourself, which is a symptom of addiction. Whether you feel addicted or not, you are headed that way. You will soon come to a crossroads and need to decide which road you will take. I wish you all the strength in my heart that you choose the road that is best for you. You already know the answer.
  18. GenevB

    GenevB Community Champion

    You are a lucky man and you should thank to the divinity for not getting into heroin. Just stay away from it, maybe you have a natural resistance, maybe you didn't use it often enough or maybe it was just luck. I believe that some answers shouldn't never be found out.
  19. wulfman

    wulfman Senior Contributor

    I have never done any recreatinal drugs. My girlfriend used to do Ecstasy and said she never had a problem with addiction (or so she claimed). She suffered from depression though. I don't know if there is a link to that. Eventually I broke up with her because although I cared for her she refused to stop and every time I brought it up we fought. She would say "mind your own business" and "shut the fuk up we are done talking about this". She said she was smarter than me (which was true) and that she knew all about the drug and its repercussions. I said all I know is that it is bad for your body and has harmful affects. On top of that you are severely bi polar and I don't know what kind of interaction it can have with your medication. At the end it was the drugs that destroyed our relationship. I still don't know if she was addicted but I don't think she could have gone without it which is the very definition of addiction.
  20. Nick W.

    Nick W. Community Listener Community Listener

    I wonder why that is? There has to be some catalyst, or reasoning behind it. I'd be very interested to see why.