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[–] ToFat2Fish 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

How it works is that people start off taking Oxycodone orally or snorting it. Once they become dependent on it they figure out they can get a better more effective high if they shoot it. Heroin use typically occurs when the perception opioid is un available.

[–] callthehambulance 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Or they're given an opioid painkiller in a medical setting. I was given fentanyl a few years back when I was losing a baby. It was intense. I remember thinking "I wonder if it's like this every time?".

A Nurse spoke to me after and told me that no, it isn't and chasing that first high was futile and dangerous. It really helped having someone explain that to me. I was at rock bottom when someone gave me that.

[–] hels 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I am glad you were in a hospital that had professionals who understood the ups/downs.

[–] TreborPJ 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Heroin use actually begins once they realize they can spend a quarter of what they would on pills for many times more doses of high. They begin with snorting the heroin too until the high doesn't produce the same effects in which case they begin to bang it. All in all it's a money thing, it has nothing to do with supply.