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Why do people become so addicted to heroin?

Discussion in 'Heroin' started by traitornevercomeback, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. I have never tried it and never will, but what makes people so addicted to this drug. Iv seen so many people destroyed by it, I don't understand why do it. Whats the feeling?
  2. shadowsupernature

    shadowsupernature Senior Contributor

    It feels really good, takes the breath outta you. It's like, at first getting kicked in the stomach really hard ( hence the taking the breath away part) then you feel all relaxed, numb and warm all over. All the pain and sorrow washes away the second the drug is in your system.

    there is nothing like the first hit. Then after awhile the stuff stops working and you need it just to keep the sick off. When people do manage to get clean for a period of time, then go back on heroin; they can get high again (but not like the first time ) and thus the cycle of on again and off again starts over. Chasing the dragon is a good scenario for this madness that people go through.

    there is a book out there call "Smack" it's a good read. the book will help you understand why and how someone would get involved with heroin. It's a fictional story about some brit kids who get addicted to heroin.

    I hope this helps you have a better understanding of why people get hooked on heroin. And remember there are better things out there in life than drugs.
  3. blastguardgear

    blastguardgear Senior Contributor

    The reason people become so addicted is because the body soon develops a dependency on it and when your body depends on something to make you feel "right" you get into a cycle of taking it more frequently.

    If you ever see an ex heroin addict in a drying out clinic, you will notice that they are more screwed up than many others because they have to come off a drug (heroin) that their bodies have become physically dependent on for so long.
  4. tarverten

    tarverten Senior Contributor

    Heroin gives you an immediate and great high and the next time you have a hit of heroin you can only get a high of 95% compared to the first one. So from then on you try again to reach that same first high and you have to take more of it and never reach the same high and it's very addictive.
  5. thepieeatingjay

    thepieeatingjay Senior Contributor

    It's probably the same with any other drug. Some out of boredom. Others, it can be peer pressure. Then there are those that are forced to use it.

    It falls along the same line of you eating something you really like for the first time. Once the high is felt, it's hard to turn away, even when you know you should. That's probably why people get so addicted so fast.
  6. Totalarmordestine

    Totalarmordestine Senior Contributor

    2 things ,
    One , while on it , they are oblivious to pain and harshness in their reality .
    It is All bliss while they are 'gone' .

    And 2nd , when it starts to wear off , the physical withdrawal itself compounds the emotional harshness of their life .
    The withdrawals break down the persons health so that alone starts to be worse than the original emo reason they started on it .

    They start for emo reasons then end up because of physical and emo needs .

    But they say quitting tobacco is about as hard !
  7. rightct

    rightct Community Champion

    I made a separate thread about how I tried heroin a few months ago, and to be honest, I didn't like anything about it. It was a moment of weakness I encountered with a couple of friends, and luckily it didn't turn in the favour of me liking heroin, FORTUNATELY!

    But generally, yeah, it does feel good, but is it really worth for the outcome? Strongly doubt it.
  8. Lizel

    Lizel Community Champion

    This drug is one of the easiest to get addicted to.
    You can get addicted to it even by taking it one time.
    As an opiate, it affects opioid receptors throughout the body and mimics endorphins, reducing pain and causing pleasure.
    Areas of the brain involved in reward processing and learning are stocked with tons of these opioid receptors, so when you inject heroin, you are basically training your brain to make you crave it. Pair that with nasty withdrawal symptoms and high fat solubility (which allows it to get into your brain quickly), and you have the most addictive drug in the world. An estimated 281,000 people received treatment for heroin addiction in the US in 2003, and according to the National Institute on Drug Addiction, a full 23 percent of people who have ever used heroin become addicts.
  9. amethyst

    amethyst Community Champion

    I've been told by heroin users that it's the feeling of being numb. Apparently, you don't care about anything anymore. You feel indifferent. Even though I have moved in circles at some stage of my life where there was a lot of heroin consumed, I never developed a curiosity for it, because I knew that I would probably like it very much.
  10. vegito12

    vegito12 Community Champion

    I have seen some people get addicted to it due to friends taking it and the people turn to it as it can give them a way of facing their day, to day lives but it may not do it for them and turn them into someone else. It can be hard at times for the person to think what is right or wrong as the drug can influence, their mind which can be sad for the ones around them which can be hard for the loved ones and friends. Everyone has different side effects from the drug which can cause the person to have mood swings which can be hard at times sometimes.
  11. light

    light Active Contributor

    Heroin is very addictive and somehow impossible to control it. It acts upon brain, taking away all the discomfort and the stresses of living. It makes you feel awesome but you must consider that you don’t get instantly addicted… At first you may even vomit and feel repelled but soon you will fall into heroin’s trap, you will become obsessed. I think it strongly has to do even with the way it affect our brain and heroin’s chemical construction. Who cares for those dark circles under your eyes, you’ve now become an obsessed heroin lover…
  12. harold

    harold Community Champion

    Many people take heroin to escape reality. When they face problems, the events unfolding in their lives are just unthinkable. They begin taking drugs gradually for temporal cover. Before they know it, they are addicted and unable to stop. There is a popular saying that "practice makes perfect," which is very applicable with addictions. People begin taking it to cover a problem they are facing and before they know it, they can't do without it. The more the problems come, the more they run back to the drugs. They become trapped, wishing there was a way to come out, but unable to do so. The big problem with addiction is the fact that most addicts do not usually acknowledge that they are addicted. They keep deceiving themselves that they can get out of it. It is a very sad situation, but very real. I wish people can recognize just how sad it is.
  13. pstrong1969

    pstrong1969 Community Champion

    Heroin is probably the most addicting and powerful drug there is. It will steal your soul. When you become physically addicted you will do anything to get high. When you start experiencing physical withdrawal from it, its too late it has become your master. I strongly suggest if you have never tried it: Please dont. Unless you want to feel what Hell is like on earth. I was addicted for 20 yrs, been clean now 4 months. I feel so much better. I dont wake up sick needing a shot of dope and for that im grateful. No more Monkey on my back.
  14. JohnBeaulieu

    JohnBeaulieu Community Champion

    Any drug that has big impact on the way somebody feels, physically or emotionally and or perceives reality that also causes a physiological addictive response will be terribly hard to quit using. People really don't believe or don't care what they are getting themselves into until it is to late.
  15. amin021023

    amin021023 Community Champion

    All the drugs, not just the Heroin make the user feel great, but after a while it their body just renders it and become adjusted...

    Man you hit it on the nail: "Chasing the dragon". That really is the case.
  16. Danyell

    Danyell Community Champion

    Congratulations !! I know how hard it is to get clean. I am a heroin addict myself and it is seriously the hardest thing to put down. I am still using and recently I have felt like I am going to end up a lifer... I want to want to quit. If that makes sense. Like I want that desire and that feeling of being done and over it.
  17. pstrong1969

    pstrong1969 Community Champion

    As long as you dont have a problem with your life-style than i guess there really isnt a problem. Dope just caused me so much grief. Ive been to Prison 5 times, Ive Oded several times, It just wasnt working anymore. I wish you the best of luck on your journey through life. Hope you survive your demons.
  18. missbishi

    missbishi Community Champion

    This is exactly what prevented me from trying heroin. I was certain that I would enjoy it far too much so despite it being offfered on countless occasions, I've always said no.
  19. harold

    harold Community Champion

    People run to heroin for many reasons. Most people run to it to find consolation. Many people do not know how to handle the stress caused by problems in their lives. When the problems or particular problems keep coming and multiplying and they feel like they have been pushed to the wall, they decide to find radical solutions. Unfortunately, heroin is the best solution many people can think of in these moments. On the other hand, some people are influenced by friends. People who take heroin can easily influence their friends into smoking. Unless you are a person with a strong will, friends can influence you into it. They always begin by challenging you to taste it. You can begin from tasting the heroin into an addict.
  20. 6up

    6up Community Champion

    Many start taking it because of influence from friends or relatives. Its availability also contributes to influence. I have a friend who smokes marijuana, his uncles smoke because their father used to sell it. There are people who hear about heroine and they have never seen it. There is a possibility that they will never take it.
    Stress also contributes taking drugs.