ErikLaurence wrote:jpete wrote:Let's face it, heroin doesn't make you feel good. It makes you puke and pass out.
But some people just have a need to rebel against everything. My step sister is/was one. Her life is a mess but she still HAS to go against the grain.
I don't know about heroin.
But 15 years ago I had some sinus surgery (FYI not fun, very painful) and they had me on morphine for about the first 36 hours post op. I totally understand how that is addictive. Pharmacologicaly morphine and heroin are very similar. Morphine not only does an incredible job killing pain but it makes you not care about the pain you do have.
Not having ever done drugs, I have to take my partner at work word for it. He's a bit older than me and grew up when heroin started coming around. He said people shot up, puked, and passed out.
I get used to painkillers fairly quickly. When I had my wisdom teeth out, they gave me Percoset. The first day I took one and slept for about 12 hours. By the third day, I was washing two down with Jack Daniels and barely feeling it.
That's another reason I stayed away from drugs because if I decided to enjoy them, I would be the guy having to do a truckload of blow.
In fact, I'm taking Tramadol right now. The first time I took one pill, I was loopy for a day. Now I can take two and I barely notice.