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Used it but didn't get addicted?

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

  1. Determined2014

    Determined2014 Senior Contributor

    I think it is a good thing that you did not get addicted to it , maybe it ws not meant for you to use it, which ws a good thing, I would say.
  2. oraclemay

    oraclemay Community Champion

    From reading all of the above I would be exceptionally cautious about this substance because it sure sounds like it is deceiving you. You should learn from the wisdom and mistakes of others who have gone before you and begin weaning yourself off of this or get some help now, before the honeymoon phase is over. Please don't allow it tot take hold of you as it has the power to destroy your life.
  3. Profit5500

    Profit5500 Senior Contributor

    Being cautious is the crucial thing about any substance around this world. They say drugs are bad and you should stay away from them. It is the truth and many should heed about any substance. I try to see why some people use an uncontrollable substance, but some folks use it because of stress. I just try not to let stress divert me to drugs its just hopeless.
  4. piez

    piez Member

    Some people have more of an addictive personality than others. I have heard of some people who can do certain drugs only sometimes and not gain any dependence on it. I guess some people are wired differently. I am not one of those people so I know if I ever tried anything like this I would most definitely be dependent on it.
  5. jeremy2

    jeremy2 Community Champion

    Am no expert in drugs or addictive substances but you should count yourself lucky that your dependance on drugs didn't develop into a fully blown addiction.Not many people have been as lucky as you.Though i can't put a finger on the exact cause of your peculiar condition, i guess it could be genetic, the same way some people can manage to stay sober despite drowning several bottles of beer.
  6. drc52

    drc52 Active Contributor

    Probably money or it wasn't very potent. Most heroin addicts believe that they didn't get addicted until it's it too late, I'd advise against using it again but it's great that you are not prone to addiction!
  7. JoanMcWench

    JoanMcWench Community Champion

    Speaking directly to the initial question: It really all depends. It can depend on the way you introduced opiates into your system. It can depend on the other things you have going on in your life. It can depend on whether you generally have an addictive personality. Sadly, we have not been all to honest with 'consumers' during our war on drugs. That's a dangerous way of going about things. Turning a drug into a boogeyman can backfire when the person decides they will try the drug & find out the truth for themselves there is no boogeyman. Unbeknownst to them heroin was not their trigger or weakness it was alcohol or sex or gambling.
  8. HugsNotDrugs

    HugsNotDrugs Active Contributor

    Alcohol releases dopamine and heroin releases serotonin. It's possible you have a natural deficiency in dopamine or a natural abundance of serotonin so that's why alcohol appealed to you more than heroin. It could also be due to other factors like what was going on in your life at the time you did them or that you liked the social scene of alcohol more than the "heroin scene" and so you subconsciously embraced one and did not embrace the other.

    Either way, sorry to hear about the alcoholism but I'm glad you're not addicted to heroin!
  9. xTinx

    xTinx Community Champion

    It's a matter of what substance got to you first. In your case, it was alcohol. By the time you tried to explore heroin, you were already entranced by alcohol so it stands to reason that no amount of new stimuli could make you change your mind. Even if the drug didn't really affect you that much, the fact is you admitted to an existing substance addiction. I wonder if you've already attained some degree of sobriety, but I guess you must have.
  10. bluedressed

    bluedressed Community Champion

    Interesting. My boyfriend also tried different drugs -- cocaine, LSD, speed, crack... not heroine, but I swear a lot of things, never got addicted to any of it. But he had a real problem with drinking too much and alcoholism. It's also nonsensical to me! I guess we can only be grateful that not everything brings a downward spiral. :)
  11. timelord731

    timelord731 Senior Contributor

    I was one of the people genetically disposed to have a hyper-euphoric reaction to herion, so that is what hooked me. It is still my main issue.
  12. rightct

    rightct Community Champion

    Like others have said, too, consider yourself lucky. Not many people manage to stay out of it upon trying it once, and those who aren't appealed to it are even luckier, because they will surely not take it the 2nd time under any circumstances, even peer pressure.
    I was lucky I didn't consume it more than once, really... luckily my body doesn't tolerate it. :)
  13. devinametallic

    devinametallic Active Contributor

    Wow, that's amazing. I think it's rare to find sotries of those not getting addicted to stuff that can be easily addicting.
  14. GenevB

    GenevB Community Champion

    OP I think @timelord731 is exactly the opposite of your type. You haven't got addicted because of a non so euphoric reaction to heroin, this way you might explain why you did not get addicted. I hope you never tried it again.
  15. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    Some people are more sensitive to addiction through other substances. I think that you are lucky that you did not get addicted to heroin because it is one of the most destructive and most addicting drugs that are out there. I'm sorry you got hooked on booze, though.
  16. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    I completely agree with this. You are one lucky guy.
  17. GenevB

    GenevB Community Champion

    Well that's right, actually I think that heroin or a substance that is very similar is given to terminal cancer patients or so, and I know that even if it helps them with the pain it also kills them faster.
  18. deewanna

    deewanna Senior Contributor

    You should get off it as soon as possible. The fact that you are actually spending money on it, and getting angry at yourself for spending so much, only means you are getting addicted. It’s only a matter of time before you begin to feel sick when you run out of it.

    You can still get off it easily, since it doesn’t really affect you if you don’t take. I think now is the right time to get off.

    I really look forward to you sharing your recovery story with us.
  19. deewanna

    deewanna Senior Contributor

    I think one out of every ten people could escape the addiction to heroine. It fully depends on the kind of person you are and the kind of drugs you have tried before. Though I wouldn’t want to go into it or try it at all, hoping to be the one out of the ten that won’t get addicted.

    You are also addicted to alcohol, that could be the reason. Our body works in different ways, maybe your body prefers alcohol. Just like some people will try to reduce their heroin addiction by turning to alcohol.
  20. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    What exactly is the substance called? My father had terminal cancer and I don't think that he was ever given anything similar to that, besides pain medication.