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[–] 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.

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

Me too. That talk was invaluable. I remember so vividly thinking "I want to feel like this again" and that, at a time in my life when I had hit rock bottom, was simply awful