Tuesday March 31st 2015

Snorting heroin

Snorting heroin

If you’re thinking about snorting heroin, you should know what happens.

In the interest of opiate harm reduction, we review what happens in the body while snorting heroin, as well as the dangers and safety concerns of snorting heroin.  You can always call a heroin hotline with questions, but we welcome questions about snorting heroin at the end of this article.  We try to answer all legitimate questions with a personal reply ASAP.

Heroin: What are you really snorting?

Heroin is a Schedule I controlled substance in the US, meaning it is illegal to possess or take this drug for any reason. In some parts of the world, though, heroin is available as a powerful prescription painkiller, but local laws vary. Heroin is a very dangerous and addictive drug, and because it’s normally only available as a street drug there’s no good way of knowing exactly what’s in the batch of heroin you’re using. Heroin can be laced with toxic substances or other drugs so you cannot ever really know what exactly you are snorting.

How does snorting Heroin affect the body?

Heroin affects the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. Heroin binds to opioid receptors in the brain, altering the body’s perception of pain and causing feelings of euphoria. Heroin can alter your mood as a result, but as an opiate, heroin can also trigger abnormal heart rate, loss of consciousness and hallucinations. For example, snorting heroin can cause you to abruptly stop breathing, which can kill you. and all of these effects are made more intense and are felt nearly immediately after snorting heroin.

Snorting Heroin to get high

Snorting heroin causes large amounts of the drug to instantly enter the bloodstream through the nose and the nasal tissues in the nose. This is dangerous, because it causes the drug to be absorbed in higher amounts than if it’s taken orally. High doses of heroin might be tolerated by someone who’s taken opioids in large doses before, but they do raise the risk of adverse effects significantly.

Snorting Heroin vs oral

Narcotics like heroin can be taken orally, nasally, and intravenously. Oral preparations are safer, because the dose is more controlled. Snorting heroin causes a quicker onset of effects, causing an almost immediate high. But this quick rush of heroin into the body is also extremely dangerous.

Snorting Heroin side effects

Taking heroin in small amounts can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and even nausea and vomiting. Severe side effects of taking heroin occur more frequently when the medication is not taken as prescribed, such as when you snort heroin. Possible adverse side effects of snorting heroin include:

  • abnormal heart rate
  • confusion
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty breathing
  • fainting/loss of consciousness
  • fever
  • hallucinations
  • seizures

Snorting Heroin dangers

Snorting heroin has some serious side effects. You run the risk of a serious addiction when you snort heroin. The most serious risk, of course, is that of potential overdose and death – and because it’s impossible to know the purity of the heroin you’re taking, even experienced heroin users can easily overdose. But you might not know that you also risk infectious disease such as hepatitis or bacterial infections when you share snorting instruments. Although less severe, these dangers can persist unless you are aware of hygiene and do not share snorting tools.

Snorting Heroin safely

Heroin is not safe to take by snorting. In fact, it’s not safe to take at all, due to the highly addictive nature of the drug and its strong effects. Since heroin is illegal to take in most parts of the world, you might face harsh legal consequences for snorting it.

Snorting Heroin questions

Do you still have questions about snorting Heroin? If so, please let us know. We respond to all Heroin questions with a personal and prompt reply.

Reference Sources: Toxnet: Heroin
U.S. Department of Justice: Heroin Fast Facts

SAMHSA: Heroin Abuse in the United States

Photo credit: tj.blackwell

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62 Responses to “Snorting heroin
4:23 am April 19th, 2012

My son is out there somewhere, a fugitive, felon addict. I’m so scared and there’s nothing I can do to help him.

11:01 pm April 19th, 2012



The producers of this short film are both recovering addicts who have both spent time living and indulging with drug addiction in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Today they are both clean and sober with multiple years of recovery

Addiction: Chaos in Vancouver


10:26 am April 24th, 2012

Hi Donna. I cannot imagine what it is like to be in your place. Are you able to get to an Al-Anon support group in your area? Being with like minded and compassionate people can really help you in times of trouble.

1:32 pm April 24th, 2012

My place is hell. My son brought me here. Thank you so much for your kind words. I do belong in al-anon. I have to find more strength to go.

9:58 am April 27th, 2012

Hi Donna. Sometimes it is really difficult finding the energy to overcome inertia to help ourselves. I would encourage you to make a commitment to a regular Al-Anon meeting and seek help from a psychologist or counselor. Your son’s actions do affect you, and you may benefit from the help processing your thoughts and emotions.

blake minnerly
11:56 am June 18th, 2012

Hi, I am sharing a music video made by the students of a music production class I teach at the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School in Albuquerque, NM. It is dedicated to Haley Paternoster, a fellow student we lost to heroin addiction in 2010. I am trying to spread the word about the project in the hopes that it can help in the prevention of future tragedies like her death. If you can, please share!

Thank you,
Blake Minnerly


6:06 am July 29th, 2012

I was out last night when I was offered some gear fort to be cocaine after use the person I got it off told me it was heroion what will happen to me

6:40 am July 29th, 2012

Me again I am consernd that I have very low will power and drugs are my weeknes is there chance I could become addicted after one use PS it was ( snorted )

1:44 am July 31st, 2012

Hi Jaime. Yes, it’s possible to get addicted to heroin after one time use, especially if you enjoyed the euphoric effect. If you know yourself and you love the high…stay away! And look into programs like 12 step programs, SMART Recovery or Rational Recovery to help you understand WHY you like drugs, and what the solution is to stay away from them.

Does that make sense?

3:14 pm September 29th, 2012


7:29 pm September 29th, 2012

Hello Crystal. Al-Anon can help you understand what you CAN and CANNOT do to help your husband. It’s not just for people who are connected to alcoholics. Do you know how to find a meeting?

Otherwise, I’d suggest that you seek help through a licensed clinical social worker or a psychologist who specializes in family addiction issues. You need help, and fast!

7:57 pm October 5th, 2012

Crystal run for your life!!!!!

Please girl!!!! RUN!

There is nothing you can do to help him; he has to do it all for himself.

I spent 9 years with my husband, trying to help him.

Until this day he is not truly clean.

I finally had the strength to divorce him and try to repair my life.

The financial strain and years wasted are my biggest regret.

Please do not repeat the same mistakes I made thinking I could help him; you can’t help him, but you can save yourself.


3:53 pm January 15th, 2013

My friend has a problem with heroin and has to get a drug test which is a mouth swab how long will it take to be clean for the test

7:06 pm January 22nd, 2013

I pray this drug is extinct from this world. People please get the help, any 1 can change if u give the all mighty God your habit, and have the strength to do it. He will do it with u may God bless all that r suffering with this demon. Be stronger then this monster. God speed to all that r going thru this if any 1 can do it is all of u.

7:10 am February 3rd, 2013

Just had a heart attack October 2010. It brought out some issues like anxety and severe asthma sortly there after, started using Vicodan for Crohns Disease. Then started using Percoset for Fibromyalgia onset. Its been ok, until recently. Someone came by and introduced me to Herion. I love it! Problem is now – I hate it. Wanna get off it! It is because. I need meds to help me get off the heroin. He

AKA/ Jim-Bo
2:28 am February 7th, 2013

I’am a 26yr. old male from Delaware and have been an opite user for almost 3yrs. I recently started snorting perks & then found out that they were getting to be to expensive. So I was then turned on to Herion by a friend of mine. And the 1st time I snorted my 1st bag I was hell yea what a RUSHHH and amazing FALSE ENERGY level I started to get yes everyone I said FASLE ENERGY beacuse it was. Well it has been almost A month since I have used any And beacuse I started to notice that I was getting some serious nasel infections & it wasen’t pretty. I started to aquire serious pain puss & scabs in my nasel cavity . I still have these sores & I’am in search of a Ears,Nose & Throat Specialist that I can refer too. So I can see on how I can correct this problem that I am having with my nasel cavity. Well the reason I have posted this blog is to see if anyone else in any state I don’t care where your from but just need to know if anyone else has had these same similatires that I have been having after excessive drug use from snorting. And if so what have U done to correct the problem. I DON’T WANT TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE THAT IS STILL A USER BEACUSE I’AM NOW ALMOST 1 MONTH CLEAN. SOBER PERSON. AND I SAY THAT WITH STORNG FEELINGS So if there is anyone out there that has had or is having these same problems that I’am having please contact me; let me what U have done to fix your issue & what can I do to fix & help myself with this problem beacuse IT IS NOT getting any better just more and more painful everday in my nasel cavity.

2:34 am June 13th, 2013

If SWIM does 5 to 7 bags of heroin every day for the last 3 months will SWIM suffer full withdrawal symptoms or will they be less severe

5:52 pm June 21st, 2013

Regarding all the previous comments…..NEVER think you can help someone stop using. They either will or they won’t and it’s up to them. Don’t stay with someone who is using, you don’t need the headache.

I did heroin/oxys for 12 years, never stopping. By the time I was 16 I was full blown addicted, and I’ve only ever snorted either drug. My mom was killed in a car accident and within 3 months of that I had stopped smoking cigs, weed, and using heroin….and I started going to the gym. I’m 2 years clean now and some old friends of mine have been dropping like flies. Some were clean a while, some weren’t. Most died of OD or heart failure….so I worry about what damage I’ve done to myself. My blood work is always ok, and any other tests. But I worry. I’m just trying to find any other info on snorting the drugs and their long term side effects on internal organs. Everything I read is about shooting up.

Jim-Bo I’ve never heard of those exact issues…..I’d go to a doctor. And tell them honestly what you’ve been up to. It’s the only way they’d be able to help.

1:58 am July 17th, 2013

Odd that someone here mentioned a documentary about heroin in Vancouver…A star from Glee died the other day of a heroin OD in Vancouver..must be a problem there..

3:27 am July 23rd, 2013

I have a friend who snorts regularly, has for a long time, holds down a job, rents a house on her own, and is a generally productive member of society and alt-medicinal community, so it’s hard to approach this topic. I’m still waiting for the morning I have to call the paramedics though. I don’t know what I would do if I woke up to my friend dead.

Althea Falkenstein
12:13 am September 25th, 2013

My daughter is a heroin addict, she overdosed about a year ago and almost died. she is missing right now and I am wondering if the drug can make you sleep for days when coming down from it. just trying to find reasons she may not have contacted me. The doctor told me that she was so bad when that happened, that if she did it would kill her. I don’t know anything about this drug except that it is evil.

2:52 pm November 29th, 2013

My husband will not admit to me that he is snorting heroin…. He knows that I know though I don’t want to divorce him but I might have to because I don’t want to ruin my future.. He is a good man.. He is a functioning addict but until he can admit what he is doing there will be nothing I can do.. I never been through anything like this before… My mom passed away and I’m basically alone.. can’t really talk to anyone about this but people who have experienced this type of problem … I am open to all advice… Thanx

5:21 pm December 1st, 2013

Hello Althea. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. Extreme fatigue is possible during opiate withdrawal. However, you may also need to prepare yourself for different news that you hope. Do you have a support network. Have you ever tried Al-Anon, Narc-Anon, or SMART Recovery as a way to connect with others who deal with loved ones addicted to drugs? My heart goes out to you.

8:33 am February 2nd, 2014

i did heroin by injecting and smoking and earlier in the day snorting it, for the last few days i have been smoking it i have been experiencing convulsions, (almost like a seizure) dizziness, partially fainting, typically when i am convolution i fall to the ground on my hands and knees and shake almost like twitching but today i had a convolution by standing up and my knees gave out and i sorta was stuck in going up with down with my knees rapidly bending and convulsing then my feet went dumb after and i have been having multiple headaches throughout the day should i be extremely concerned about this??? i have extremely low blood pressure and before i did drugs i would practically faint just by standing up too quick and is there anything i can do to stop those symptoms??? i am working on quitting heroin

9:34 pm February 13th, 2014

Why does herion raze my heart rate

4:58 pm March 10th, 2014

tomorrow i bury my son , he died after taking her ion, i am heart broken as i did not know that he used this .

12:53 pm March 11th, 2014

Hello diddelyo. I am so sorry for your loss. I’d suggest that you seek help and guidance through this period of mourning with a trusted spiritual leader, a psychotherapist, or family counselor. You do not need to suffer through loss alone.

6:01 am March 12th, 2014

Hello. Im 26 and i have been doing heroin for 16 months now and before that perc 30s for a year before I found dope was cheaper and a better high. Just recently I have been having a bad problem breathing getting upper repertory infections when I have sorted it. I am now on a inhaler just to be able to catch my breath. I haven’t done anything for a week now but the fight is so hard. I have lost my family my wife and my kids.. I have been a functional dope head. I am not at my end loosing my job along with everyone and everything else. I feel like it’s the end. I don’t know what to do.

2:03 pm March 13th, 2014

Hello Bobby. You are not alone. You can get help through an outpatient clinic or inpatient rehab for physical and psychological addiction to heroin. Know that addiction is a disease, a medical condition. Treat it, and you can get better. Start by calling the national drug abuse hotline at 1-800-662-HELP. I’m rooting for you!

3:58 am March 24th, 2014

Hi, i’ve never had post anything on ablog before, it sucks it has to be this one but my 27 year old brother is in critical condition In a hospital because he has been snorting heroin for several months now, and has caused sever infection in his lungs, tuberculosis and neumonia, he is been with oxygen support for several days now and doc can’t really figure out what is really wrong with his lungs. I’m so angry because he is in addict, I’m desperate, sad, pissed off. Every moment I’m thinking how can I fix it, is part of it my fault? All I do is pray and worry. I hate heroin!!!!!

1:30 am April 2nd, 2014

My granddaughter is a crack addict for about the last years, her drug of choice she has quoted. Recently I found out she is snorting heroin to bring her down from the crack high. before this she occasionally would use an anti psychotic pill. can you explain

9:59 am April 2nd, 2014

Hi Judi. That’s so tough. I’m sorry to hear about your grand baby’s habit. May she come into recovery soon!

So, heavy crack addicts stimulate the central nervous system to the point of paranoia, aggression, and hallucination. This is caused by the repeated administration of cocaine and the physical effects of the drug. Heroin is a central nervous system depressant. It can be used like a chemical cocktail to counter the effects of cocaine…but is habit forming itself.

Does this make sense?

11:29 pm May 22nd, 2014

Hi. I have recently broke up with my boyfriend of 2 years. He was honest with me from the beginning that he was in turd used to pills and has been clean and sober from them. I move on with caution…we have had great times together…I recently since February had a feeling he was telling little lies.His dad has been fighting a bad cancer and runs between work home and helping his mom with his dad. But Inoticed little things. He got the flu…asked for cough syrup with codine…had the bottle gone in 3 days I asked him and he threatened to leave cause he didn’t wan th to not be trusted. We worked thru that..than I found a empty robotusion bottle on top of the med cabinet along with 6-7 dollars missing out of a piggy bank…again I confronted him and he looked like a deer in head lights really didn’t say much on the matter. Last I found a cut straw in his pocket while doing laundry at that time I confronted him again and he had no idea where it came from. I had to get him to leave as I know there’s no help unless he wants it…All I wanted was the truth. My emotions are every where I’m angry hurt. I text him and he never replies until one day he asked me to stop texting him that he don’t read it. Asked him if there was anybody else he shares no…He hasn’t touched me in weeks. He said that tthere was nobody else and no drugs…that I think there is and it’s blinding me. I blocked his number. Than he called me very upset cause his dad passed. I wish he wouldn’t have called after his mean message 4 days prior.. feel like I should have been there for him for that day. I don’t know how he can ignore me after I have held him up and have been his only support. I just don’t get it. Than it males me feel crazy cause he says there’s no drugs that I am blind but I found the straw…and numbers in his phone. No names just numbers that sounded like drug codes such as “there’s a shark in the fish tank” talking about smoking utensils and meeting up. And something with the word bomb in it. Just reaching out to some professionals also I smelt like french fry grease on him a couple times before he left. Thank you for any input.

4:28 pm May 26th, 2014

I think my girlfriend might be snorting heroin,but I’m not sure.she denies it of course. But her nose is always cold-very cold. Even on a hot summer day. She says it’s just from allergies but I don’t believe her. Could always having a very cold nose be a sign of snorting heroin?

7:32 am May 27th, 2014

Hello Larry. Apart from physical and psychological symptoms of use…you could ask her to submit urine for a drug test. This is the only quantifiable way that you can know whether your girlfriend is snorting heroin, or not. If she is, you might want to consider what’s best for you. Family counseling and addiction treatment are available nationwide. Best to you both.

12:02 am June 18th, 2014

Does heroin marinate in your bones or does in just get in your blood stream

3:24 pm July 5th, 2014

I’ve been with my husband for 11yrs at the beginning of our relationship we both had issues with cocaine, I quit cold turkey and he continued to spiral down, he started smoking crack because he couldn’t snort the cocaine anymore. we fought this battle for 2yrs and finally beat it. I was the happiest person and so was our children. He has messed up a few times in the last couple yrs. About 4yrs ago he was diagnosed with some disc messed up in his back, ended up needed surgery. I noticed after his surgery that he was taking to much medicine. We talked and he started cutting back. A few months ago his mood started changing and he started staying gone again so I thought that he was back smoking crack so confronted him and I wasn’t prepared for the answer I got. He told me that he has been snorting heroin. He is bipolar which adds a little extra to the problem. He says he quit but I found rolled up dollar and the little bag it came in yesterday and he thinks it’s ok to do it when he wants. What should I do? Do I leave him? don’t want my kids to have to go through this we have already been through enough.

Grieving mother
4:07 pm July 13th, 2014

My son 25 years old died in May from snorting heroin. It was in a forty minute time frame he came home and was called down to dinner. I went to get him but he was blue. I cannot cope every day and my pain gets worse not better. My son was a good person, never in trouble and never wanted to see me hurt. We were very close. My question is if I saw him come home and found him 40 minutes later, I can’t bear the thought that he suffered, that he may have tried to call my name but couldn’t. I just need to know if he had suffered. Please help me God.

worried wifey
11:49 am July 14th, 2014

I’m scared to death every single day that i will one day walk in our restroom and find my husband laid out on the floor of our bathroom. It seems to be his favorite place in our whole apartment, there is where he spends most of his time throughout his day. And i know exactly what he’s doing in there, for the fact that i can see him clearly through the cracks of the door and underneath also.. he still wont admit what hes doing. I’m so very tired, feeling hopeless with no reality connection with him. He will get very aggressive, angry, very hostile and offensive, start denying everything I’m confronting him about and continue to repeat every single word I ask or say to him.. very frustrating and exhausting.. please help ME TO SAVE MY RELATIONSHIP WITHOUT ALL THE ARGUING, FIGHTING, AND CHAOS.. BEFORE IT’S TO LATE AND I LOOSE THE MAN THAT I LOVE SO MUCH TO HEROIN OR DEATH!!!???

RE: Grieving mother
2:16 pm July 15th, 2014

Your son most likely did NOT suffer. When someone overdose’s on opiates, it puts them to sleep, and then shuts down auto-respiratory functions – basically forgetting to breathe. Very similar to euthanasia, he most likely just fell asleep, and didn’t wake up. He wouldn’t have tried to call for your name, and I’m almost certain he passed with happy thoughts on his mind. Cardiac arrest is far more common amongst people who intravenously administer the drug. I draw this conclusion from facts and studies, and honestly hope this helps you.

7:33 pm July 25th, 2014

I love my girlfriend too death & I’ll do anything too keep her happy. I’m just so worried about her because what she does. I wish I can help her, but I.know there is nothing I can do. I feel so bad that I can’t do nothing for her. I just want her old self back & stay clean. No matter what happens I’m always gonna love her & be there for her. I just need help on what I should do. I also get super worried that something bad could happen. PLEASE HELP ME.

Grieving mother
10:45 am July 26th, 2014

I appreciate the reply whoever you are because I cannot the thought he tried to call out for me and I was busy cooking! I even took a Narcan class a few months before and when I found him I screamed then ran for the Narcan and dropped it! My friend then got it and administered it while I called 911! He was also Epileptic and must of went into a seizure! My God I cannot seem to do anything 3 months later still paralyzed…. I loved him so much. If love could have saved him he never would have died…:(

9:25 pm August 27th, 2014

I’m addicted to snorting heroin….. Iv only been on it couple months, iv never liked doing drugs before now I feel like I can’t fuction with out being high.. And things just started looking up me and my husband just got promotions and a new house so we are making good money now and we have 3 children and now we are both addicted to it.we know we need to stop but we don’t want to… We can’t… Every time we try we always end up getting more every payday I don’t know what to do I want to be a goo mother and I feel I can only be a good mother if I’m high on heroin because it gives me so much extra energy and makes me in such a happy mood… And I can’t afford to go through with draw I work to much and when I’m not working I’m taking care of my children so there’s no time for me to withdraw… I feel so guilty for being like this but I don’t want to stop I just want to give up everything I have for the drug. It’s crazy how 6 months ago I was competely sober and never would of imagined me being addicted to anything I don’t know who I am anymore

7:32 pm September 8th, 2014

I recently find out that my bf does snort heroin. I was wondering when it is snort it does make your mouth smell? Kinda like the inside of green peppers.

5:53 pm September 15th, 2014

Think about this… To be a good mother you will need to be around long enough to “be a good mother”. As I’m sure you are experiencing, you will start chasing the high as your tolerance builds up. It will require more and more to get that same feeling. It will ultimately destroy you and the family. This is something that you said you can’t believe you decided to do this. This will end up being one of many decisions that you make that you can’t believe you made. Morals and judgement will decline. Without help, it will only go down hill.

This is the classic way that people start. Everyone thinks they are different and can control it. It will begin to control you. The most important people that will pay is your children. I imagine that you will find that you are becoming irritable with them when your off of it or coming down. Probably even allowing them to do things that you wouldn’t in the past, so they are out of your hair so you can get your fix or isolate yourself.

It also blocks your bodies ability to produce the chemical that makes you feel happy, that’s why you feel you need it to be a good mom. Probably somewhat depressed when you are off of it. It may take a little while for your body to start producing it again once you stop.

I am not an expert, nor am I in the field, I have just seen enough of it, and seen it with a family member and watched what they went through. Fortunately they did get help and is now married and owns his own business. The other one, like you had a great job. He ended up losing everything, job, family, and lived on street, girlfriend died from the drug which turned him around. He went on to get masters degree and ran a rehab center.

Regardless of how strong you think you are, YOU CAN’T do this alone and will need medical help.

You may want to look into Saboxone.

The fact your posting this is a good sign. I don’t know you, but reading your story touched me so thought I would share. If nothing else, maybe it will be the email that is that last thing that helps you over the hump and onto recovery.

Keep the faith!!!

8:49 am September 27th, 2014

When you self detox with soboxone from snorting heroin can tingling in the chest be a withdrawal symptom..? I know when using I used to get a similar feeling when I was starting to be dope sick but never this intense

11:31 am September 30th, 2014

Hi Nelissa. When withdrawing from heroin there have been some individuals who’ve reported numbness and tingling, as well as chest pains. Usually by people with high blood pressure, depression, pain, multiple sclerosis, and high blood cholesterol. If pain and tingling sensations worsen, go to the ER. Chest pains should never be overlooked.

3:37 am October 25th, 2014

I’m trying to get off heroin. My main concern is the withdrawals and all of the commitments I have to uphold and cannot suffer severe withdrawal. My main thing is my throat aching, burning, and hurting so so badly. What can help this?

3:27 pm October 27th, 2014

Hi Charm. I’d suggest you see a doctor about your sore throat problem. It could be a withdrawal symptom, but it doesn’t have to be. You can search online for support groups in your area. They are helpful in deling with cravings and staying commited to your goal.

9:58 pm November 7th, 2014

I just recently started snorting heroin within the next few days I got a blister or like a painful irritation on my testes. Is this from using? I’m not sexually active so I know it’s not an STD.

6:37 am November 11th, 2014

You will never be free until you say NO.. And then change your friends and change the places you go and change everything single thing in your life that had to do with drugs. it is hard but one day you wake up and realize you are free.. the most important thing is to say NO the first time and then never never never associate with your drug friends again. They are not your friends. They are only drug buddies. If you are married to an addict, leave for the sake of your children. they will respect you one day for it. don’t put them through it. They deserve a happy carefree childhood. It’s hard but work it. No NO NO is the only answer.

11:20 pm November 24th, 2014

Can snorting heroin cause nerve damage? Or in anyway cause someone to be unable ro lift their wrist properly?

1:38 pm November 25th, 2014

Well, not really, HOWEVER, there is a new form of heroin out there that dealers are selling cheaper because they make it in a home make lab. It is called Krokodil and it has migrated from Russia to the US. It makes you skin fall off AFTER it turns green and scaly. Do a search on youtube for info. It a synthetic heroin and a dealer is not going to tell you that’s what you are taking. He just wants your money .

It’s horrible. Made from codeine and stuff like gasoline and paint thinner. And they sell this krokodil for heroin. You won’t know the difference until it’s too late. This could cause nerve damage. Because your skin is rotting off. Here’s a link about a girl describing how her friend died from this “heroin”.. he was in Oklahoma. Two people died there from it: http://www.koco.com/news/oklahomanews/okc/krokodil-drug-kills-2-in-oklahoma/22416242

10:16 am December 14th, 2014

My wife started having an affair we have been together 17 years and never had a problem before we have a great sex life as well as life together. I work in the oilfield offshore and she met some friends and I think started using Heroin she is snorting it or smoking it because she has no tracts and she has only done weed and coca when we were in our teens. so I don’t think its that serious yet. But she had a affair divorced me and has been on the heroin for a year and for some reason cant leave the guy alone I am assuming its because of the heroin. What would be her success rate to let the heroin go and get help if I approach her with it I am her ex husband now but we still have 3 kids and I need to help her out because she is losing a good life with her kids and me if she can get it together. I really just noticed her acting crazy and shit when I am home throwing tantrums and lying I am the one where she get the money from for her and her boyfriends habit. I believe they had sex 3 times in 1 year because they get so zootted on the shit they just fall asleep and slobber and pass out when talking my uncle whom lives with me said. Yes we still live together because i don’t trust her with the bill and to take care of my kids I have made a really good career for us and she is pretty much ruining that too because im always getting shit stole I give her 3700 a week to pay the bill and im broke by Sunday .Monday im calling the bank to see what’s up. I cancel her card and then she runs back to him to get money or the drug.. Basically im having a hard time and need some advice on the drug not my relationship. I feel bad for her and I know I need to stop this guy has got my wife my beautiful wife so messed up I don’t eve know who she is. I wish I could give her an intervention but im the brokest 200,000 a year man you ever want to meet because of her. My kids still get taken care of but I need to get her some help and just wondering if its worth my time?

11:11 pm December 16th, 2014

Get her out of your house “for the sake of the kids”.. It’s that simple. However, it sounds like she has custody, is that right? So you have her living with you. I understand, but you need to make some decisions…

#1 — It all about the kids right now. Quit trying to help her until you have the kids situation straightened out. They do not need to see this going on. They need to be more important than her and than you. And believe me, they know more than you think they do. They are and need to be the first priority and not the heroin addicted ex wife.

#2 You need to get an attorney. Thank God you have the funds. Tell your attorney about the heroin and the entire situation.. Be very honest. I guarantee you that she will lose custody of the children and you will be awarded full custody. He can advise you on how to get her out of the house while you retain emergency custody of the children. This will go before a judge and can be made final. They will drug test her. Make sure her visits are supervised and that she is not allowed to take the kids off anywhere. It will make her mad and the kids won’t understand, but when they are adults or young teens, they will understand that you love them and you did this for THEM — to protect them and give them a chance to NOT follow in their mothers footsteps, but in yours. The alternative is that you allow them to grow up with a heroin addict and have all sort of emotional and drug issues themselves. When they one day ask you “why dad?”, what will you say?


#4 — Never give her cash again. You cannot help a heroin addict. They have to make their own choice and determine their own fate. You cannot make her quit. You cannot force her to quit. She will never quit for her children, or for you. She will only quit for herself and she has to hit rock bottom to do it. Quit enabling her. It is harming your children to do so.

#5 — You have a hard road ahead of you, but your main purpose is to get custody of your children and get her out of your house. You might even consider moving to protect your family. You can always meet at the courthouse for her supervised visits. OR you could put an alarm system on your house to avoid her breaking in and if she does, call the police and press charges.

I wish you the best of luck!!! I will be praying for you. You keep your chin up and move your family forward into their bright future!! Do not let yourself or your children get dredged down by a heroin addict.

One more thing: You asked if it was worth your time to help her — not right now. Get the kids out of the situation first. Then your question about her might change. Just protect the kids. AND You will also need to notify the schools that they attend and give them a copy of your court papers and make sure they understand that she is never allowed to pick them up. Make sure every teacher, the principle, the counselors are aware of this..


11:28 pm December 16th, 2014

If she’s using, she’s addicted, and she won’t stop using until she wants to. They usually don’t want to until they lose everything, and then once they’ve felt that they’ve “earned” it back with brief sobriety, remission is extremely likely. It sounds like she doesn’t want help, hasn’t spent enough time with her sickness to realize there’s an enemy inside of her. You don’t want advice on your relationship but on the drug, well it’s basically the most addictive substance known to man kind, and she’s using it, so there you go. And she’s using it around your children. You say they’re being cared for, but their junkie, unstable mother is around. Doesn’t sound like a great influence, but I’ll stop there, you know how hard it is to live with someone dedicated to their usage more than their friends and family, and chances are you already know what you need to do. A treatment center would probably cost less than you’re spending right now, and if she doesn’t want the treatment, you need to get her away from your family because she WILL ruin it and there’s a good chance your kids will resent you badly for letting that woman stay around. Realize that isn’t your wife anymore, that’s the drug, and if the drug doesn’t want to let go, then you need to be the one to.

8:51 am December 22nd, 2014

I’m a new user of this drug and though I know I need to nock it off I’m having a hard time doing so. I’m not highly addicted I can stop for 2-3 days at a time and I ussually only do a or part of a stamp in a days time. So you know where I’m comming from. My question is what physical side effect does snorting Heroin cause? I see some videos most are people who inject it and there missing teeth is that a side effect or is it just poor health? When snorting this drug will it eventually make my teeth fall out? If so how long and heavy would I have to use it before that happens? I’m not trying don’t get me wrong I really just want to keep myself safe while I figure out what to do.

Bella trout
7:45 pm January 1st, 2015

I $ bag of heroin snorted o new years eve @ 10pm will you be able to pass a urine test by friday morning by 6 30-7am if you drink bottled water alternated with tea all day thursday til friday?

College guy
5:18 pm January 12th, 2015

Hi! I really need help…. I started using heroin end of October and would smoke it, I started snorting in November/ December and would smoke sometimes till I realised snorting was the best way since injecting would mean addiction and throwing my life away. I only started because I hated the environment around me and wanted to just ignore it. I really want to know how long will heroin stay in my system ? All the blogs say 2-4 days and 7 for heavy users. I have to get clean and get a drug test… How long before this can not be detected in urine? So I can know im not junkie.

1:16 am January 15th, 2015

CollegeStudent — You know the answers to your questions. Just quit. You will never have a happy marriage, a good job or well balanced kids if you don’t. Your future is rotten teeth and a family that doesn’t want to be around you because they won’t trust you not to steal from them. Also, many dealers now days are making synthetic heroin because it’s cheaper. They use paint thinner, gasoline, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous (taken from the striking surface of matchboxes). Look up Krokodil. It’s the new heroin, designer drug. No one would ever admit selling you this, but you would know after doing it. It started out in Russia, but has made it to the states now.

Here’s a good link…She used crocodile for 1.5 years and never knew it. Her dealer didn’t tell her: http://patch.com/illinois/joliet/joliet-women-claiming-to-be-1st-crocodile-drug-victims-go-public-joliet

Please quit now and never look back. There are many heroin addicts that started out just like you.


6:39 am January 15th, 2015

Before knowing my boyfriend was snortting heroin I got pregnant and my son devloped anesphly (a birth defect). He was also still born at 35-36 weeks. In the hospital a social worker said it was possible for drug use to be the cause but in my emotional state I wasn’t really paying attention. Is it possible my boyfriend’s drug abuse was the cause of the birth defect and future birth defects?

3:25 am February 12th, 2015

I really hope someone will answer my comment I put on here. Can anyone please tell me what is going on with my brother. I have a 50 yr old brother that is living with my mom. After my father passed away we thought it would be a good solution to have him live with her. He would have a place to live for cheap rent and my mom would not have to be alone. My brother has always been a drinker (alcoholic ) rehab never helped him I know in the past has done cocaine and weed. He does not work never has he gets a ssi check of $ 800 a month..here in the past 6 months what we thought was his alcohol addiction getting worse, but we r not so sure now!..he has been found 7 miles from home walking on the outside of town and does not remember how he got there. He was picked up by police across town walking in a neighbor he has never been in and does not remember how he got there. My niece has seen him waking in the middle of a busy street flipping people driving down the street off. He has had many unexplainable trips to the hospital by rescue squad because he is having chest pain cannot breathe but cannot Remember where he was at or who called the ambulance for him. He has made many comments about people will kill him if he stops going around he has had black eyes and bruise on his face where he tells us he fell..My mom’s house was recently broke in to while we were out shopping for less than 3 hours. Someone came into her house ransacked every room busted her brand new tv, took everything out of her closets and dressers but all they took was her money. .Things just don’t add up with my brother I don’t know what he has gotten himself in to but it’s bad..he leaves the house every morning 730 or 8 am and he will be gone for hours til 5 or 6 at nite but when he comes home he is wasted. My mom thinks he is just drunk but I think it’s more. He is on a fixed income he can’t be drunk everyday even at end of month when his check is gone he comes home wasted..I don’t know what to do any more .. My mom doesn’t want to kick him out because he has no where to Go.we confronted him about being on drugs but he denise it and tells us he just drinks. I don’t believe it. What drugs is he doing? What can we do to get my mom away from his problems without her feeling she is deserting her son?? Any Commets are welcome please help..!!

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