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Anyone have experiences with friends who have tried this stuff, and get themselves into trouble? How did you know they were on the stuff? Maybe some not-so-obvious signs?

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My girlfriends older brother recently died over a Heroin over-dose. Once you're addicted to that poo, there's no turning back.

Crazy eyes, red eyes.

Always looking for money asking for money, lying.

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Look at the eyes, it's usually very easy to see. They often look void and discolored, reddish yellow kind of.

It's bad stuff.

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To this day I struggle to understand how anyone looks at a needle, spoon, lighter, heroin and decides to inject themselves with it.

Just can't quite figure out that first time.

That said, once it's in them, there are very few who can turn it around.

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^ you can also smoke it btw. just sayin.

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^ you can also smoke it btw. just sayin.

or snort it.

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Anyone have experiences with friends who have tried this stuff, and get themselves into trouble? How did you know they were on the stuff? Maybe some not-so-obvious signs?

ty

If he's shooting look for marks or bruising near veins. Inside of arms, wrists or ankles even.

Does he wear long sleeves in the middle of summer or when it hot? Has he stopped bathing or washing his hair? Wears the same stuff everyday? Seems withdrawn, in his own world. Sleepy.

If smoking look for little things like small tubes the size of writing pens. Small pieces of tin foil in odd places. Look thru his trash. Why would there be tin foil in any other place but the kitchen.

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In general that's how it starts. Very few addicts take heroine by injection for their first high. It usually starts with smoking black tar or sniffing china white and progresses from there.

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^ Yep

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ty for your experiences

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if you sense it chances are your friend is using. better to say something now than when it's too late. at the end of the day it's their call to seek help but maybe a good friend dropping some reality on them might be a good wake up call.

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I was addicted for almost one year. I was 16 when it started. My first high came from a needle, later I smoked it. While I was addicted, it didn't mean I could get it more than once a week, sometimes only twice a month. I never stole money but I was young and was always given money. I got to the point where I found myself waiting to get high, I'd patientley wait three days straight just thinking about nothing but getting numbed up. Never cared about pain pills, they weren't the same to me.

You can tell addicts because they will ask for money, are emotional, take things, overexxaggerate, and are manipulative. Red/yellow/dowsy eyes, slow movements, smooth walking and god awful reaction time. Easiest way to tell is seeing withdraw symtons as their high wears off. Emotional, sick, barley able to move.

I would do it all again because that is what inspired me to figure myself out and educate myself. I am a smarter person now, but my friend was not so lucky, he was addicted for much longer and his body cannot function without it. I would have never quit either, but out of sight out of mind, dealer moved.

I can't imagine people who have access everyday with that kind of urge, its easy to see why many die.

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