The how and why of heroin addiction.

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johnarcheus : legalizing marijuana will reduce heroin and other hard-drug use. proved in the netherlands 20 years ago.

paddie3535 : Heroin gave me wings but took away the sky.

Iron Scrub : That was more haunting than any anti-drug campaign that I've been exposed to.

Acid Skies : Now THIS is a decent anti-drug message.

Michael Rooney : 11/13/13 - My clean date

MrHabernet : I posted here about a year ago. I can't find the original post. But I just wanted to update you all that I'M CLEAN! 2 years or so since I've touched anything and I just kicked Suboxone (an opiate  used to help keep me clean). I feel like I can DO ANY THING!!

TheChronic2015 : My dad explained hard drugs to me perfectly when I was younger, he said to me "Hey, you know you should never do hardcore drugs?" I'm like ughh yeah because there bad... He said to me "Yeah, but the real reason is because you'll love them, you'll love them so much that you will give anything and everything for them"

TheTiberiumDawn : To all the people saying "Just smoke weed, it's all sunny and good times", if you believe it has no adverse effects you either: a) Haven't smoked for long enough or much b) You're lying to yourself or won't recognise its effects as being caused by it c) You actually have an uber tolerance and can smoke that shit, still function 100% and basically be superman I'm gonna place a big bet on it not being C. I've smoked for 12 years, pretty heavily. I loved it and still do. Cannabis introduced me to so many friends, showed me so many funny times, and helped me to question myself and the world around me. I do firmly believe it has a had genuine positive effects on my state of mind, my world view and the person I have grown up to become. However it is impossible to not recognise the negatives that come with marijuana use. Firstly that good old introspection can end up getting out of hand and cause you to become very introspective, usually in rather negative ways. If you go too far into that rabbit hole it becomes the way you are and it can be very hard to climb out of. Secondly the old mantra that it'll suck your motivation and dull your brain is very very true. If you don't think it does then you are lying to yourself. Also it can very easily become a substance that you can become behaviourally dependent on. I've seen it in myself and with most of the people I know who seriously smoke. Sure they may be effects of heavy usage but I believe these issues effect all users, albeit to different levels. So yes whilst it is not PHYSICALLY addictive, it often is extremely BEHAVIOURALLY addictive, which in some cases can be worse. This is what pisses me off about the attitude of some pro-legalisation crowd. Just because it is (comparatively) less obviously detrimental than many other drugs people perpetuate this message that it's all sunshine and roses. It isn't. Does this mean I think it shouldn't be legalised? No Does this mean I think no one should smoke it? No But this is why education is the key thing. Smoke and take what you like, it is your body after all. But remember it is a psycho active. It alters your mind. Some of those alterations can be beneficial. Some however not so much. If you can handle it, then great, good for you. If you can recognise and manage the problems it has then great, good for you. But don't try and ignore the issues and perpetuate the message that it has no negatives. Just in case people think I'm belittling Heroin addiction, I'm not. I 100% recognise that is terrible and horribly addictive. However people saying "saying you're addicted to weed is an insult to real addicts" really need to give that message a rest too. Does it have to be competition? Can we not just recognise substances have their own issues? Yes, some are worse, some have more debilitating effects than others when you try to give them the slip. But that definitely gives the wrong fucking message. That's like saying to someone that got made redundant , "You can't be unhappy at your lot in life, I lost X person from my life so anything beneath that can't mean shit to people". Seriously, because something isn't the worst doesn't mean it isn't a problem and you shouldn't try and take action if you feel that way.

Boris Kravchenko : Wow, it sounds like I would love that that's terrifying

Sir Sebastian : This perfectly sums up my Nutella addiction.

arturoicetre : This is just extremely scary.

MantraOf TheMoron : 7 yrs clean. This video nailed it.

Drakhund : maaan, if you only watch this vid until 3:00 it really makes you want to do heroin

Oi Mate : all these people saying 'just smoke weed' shut up. I can tell you from personal experience smoking a lot of weed can have very negative consequences. anyone who says 'weed has not side effects' or 'you can't get addicted to weed' obviously hasn't smoked it for that long

stok3d99 : I love the part where he says 'You owe these drugs back what they delivered to you.' Drugs = Shylock, and they will get their pound of flesh.

1ranjeeves21 : curiosity killed the cat..... you're better off not knowing.

Buk Lau : My dealer was about to give me a small, free sample of dope, but I hesitated. I told him next week. Thank you for this video. It's way too accurate.

Eric Morrow : I am a recovering heroin addict. This is not my first rodeo either. I've been trying to kick this evil shit for years now, and I must say this video is perfect. It actually made me tear up because of how accurately it describes how I started, and the whole progression of this addiction. How you can go from having what seems like everything in life like having a good job, car, a family and girlfriend who trust you... To having absolutely nothing. If it weren't for my family who loved me enough to help me I'd either still be on the streets, in jail, or maybe even dead. Anyway I don't mean to ramble, this video just really hit home for me. Thanks for making it.

kam30enn : Shooting heroin is more than just nice, it's probably a better feeling than anything you could ever achieve in life. I once found 4 grand on the beach, I once won 2 grand on a single hand of blackjack, I once banged a supermodel quality girl, I run a successful business and have enormous freedom, none of these things come anywhere close to a good intravenous hit of heroin. You could win powerball, but it won't compare to that first shot of heroin. And when you inevitably detox, you'll feel worse than a guy whose house is being foreclosed.

The ½ øƒ 9, Firmware of Unimatrix 01 : Let me add the other half.. First time, you feel sick, may be because, you had a chance to jump over from being weekend user to a daily user for a week or so (add your reason, vacation, depression, etc..etc..). Then next week, you say to yourself, Oh I feel like an addict, I get this craving to do heroin, even though I should be doing something else.. Then you try to stop, you start to get sick. Sick by no means, word justifies the feelings. Your body start to sizzle, you start sweating and you become restless for no reason. Since it was the first time you experienced heroin sickness, and it was expected, you try to let it go.. 2 or 3 days go by and you start to feel better, as it was only first sickness. But once you start to feel better physically you start to get worsen mentally. Now, nothing feels right. You are not working at work the way you used to. You feel like life is pointless. You start to get really depressed now. You find that something is really missing in life. Then you say to yourself..oh what the heck, let me see if doing heroin once again makes me feel better and I will not do it again. Then you do it again, in silent acquiescence. Oh magically, you feel great.. normal again. You work brilliantly at office, even finish all the tasks you had left over while feeling miserable for days in a single day. Next day, you say to yourself, no heroin again. And most probably you will go by that day without using (just because residual thingy is still in your body). But the next day then after, you feel sick, you know the quick fix. You WILL DO IT. Then cycle goes on, and very soon, you will be in position saying to yourself, I can't go to work without heroin, I will feel sick and miserable.. You start being late to work. Your bank account start to empty. You start to feel more miserable every time but irony is more miserable you feel, more you want that escape of heroin. It just locks you up. It's never enough. You really don't care anything any more or accurately saying, you can't afford to care anything any more. You need heroin to be alive, not to feel high or productive or not depressed, just to feel alive, you will need heroin. And the cycle goes on and on, until you loose everything to the point, you can't afford to loose anything further.. but still heroin attracts you with the same passion as it did being a weekend user.. And you will learn the hard way that, if I had to quit anyway now, why didn't I do it in that first week.. as you have already forgotten all the pleasures you received doing the heroin for years, everything was for vain, only pain remains with you.. for the life time!!  

kozmobillions : As far a I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.

twitch01 : From a recovering addict, this is great.

Bubba : I read this comment when it was on Reddit. It blew me away. I've done every drug he mentions except heroine. Thank god I never tried it.

glen Bailey : I live in the UK and I have tried everything!! EXCEPT what we call here smack. I.e heroin. I'm so intrigued but............everybody and I mean EVERY BODY I know that's tried it has ended up losing everything!!!! If I even knew 1 person out of 100 that could do it like a gent and keep their job and family I could justify it to myself to try it..but I don't not 1 person that has...has lost everything. AND one person I know who is 10 years cleans says every single day he still dreams of it and wants it. That's too much for me;( so good luck if u try it.

IGGY1971 : that was fantastic , expressed to perfection

TheBestMovieAlive : I switched from oxycodone to heroin thinking it would save me a ton of money. I was buying roxies for $20 a pop and then found an H connect that I can get a gram of good tar for 60. Before I knew it, I was spending way more money on heroin than I ever did on oxy. NEVER try heroin.. It will destroy your life and take EVERYTHING away from you before you know it.

Spider Jerusalem : This guy sounds like he should be in The Sopranos.

Strummer1980 : I always wanted to know what the benefits are for heroin. The media and all the law makers are only ever full of warnings, always emphasising the addition part and the negative bits, but it's important to understand why people do it, otherwise the lawmakers can't ever understand the whole issue. I really would like to try it once, but I know I never will. This is an excellent video and surprised me alot. Thanks.

syanide : This basically summed up Requiem for a Dream.

lefenec : this is one of the most usefull videos out there

sam ღ : I was a heroin addict [along with meth, coke, benzos, alcohol] and this video made me feel so much. I'm crying now because it's such a vicious cycle & this video made me remember where I used to be. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. [I'm 5 months clean now].

Eddie Strike : This perfectly describes xanax for me.

Jacob Gross : Sounds fun, Can't wait to try it.

Jackson W : Talking about heroin makes me queasy for some reason

Justin Truax : Heroin is the devil of all drugs. It makes you feel good at first, while you think it's not that bad. Then, right when you feel comfortable it turns on you and sends you on a one way trip 6 feet under. It's a hard trip to abort.

Danny Dolan : As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster.

GriefTourist : the only reason i've never tried it is i've never been offered it this video is very clever incidentally

storm3698 : it's the most beautiful feeling in the world then it fades and you want to feel like that again.

Fandolin Dollfine : smoke weed

Dean Price : I need to quit before something bad happens.

superhacker35 : He forgot the single most important effect for a lot of people. Oh that lovely indescribable apathy. Its stronger than the apathy of alcohol and yet more euphoric than any stimulant. Stimulants make you aggresive and angry and give feelings of invincibility. Some depressants give you lovely euphoria and have anxiolytic action but give rebound anxiety and depression. But the heroin apathy is just...

Pragmatic1 Ultramagnetic : From a chemist, heroin is less toxic than paracetamol.

AssassInUrAss : A 100% real, truthful, and impeccably accurate explanation, so frighteningly familiar, doesn't matter what a single one of you morons say, this was composed by a DEFINITE addict/ex-addict, you want to know what it's like to ride the H.orse, ^^^ right fukin there, down to the last breath, identical. the ONLY thing I might change, is the fact that heroin is quite a bit more than just "nice". I understand the euphemism, but to be fully honest, it is complete and utter life altering Bliss, Euphoria and Happiness in an instant.

John Roberts : I don't think I've ever wanted to do heroin so bad in my life. Thanks butthole.

frostedsilver : Now I completely understand why Kurt Cobain used heroin. Perfectly.

Eric Morrison : That same state of calm, love, and content can be achieved with the body's natural endorphins.  Meditation, exercise, proper diet... As Socrates probably said, "The unexamined life is not worth living."

Tory Langley : 8/15/14 never forget. clean date

Sub LBC : Personally, I love opiates. I have been taking them for the better part of 7 years now and I rarely ever take more than 10 a week (norcos). This translates into about a $50 a week habit and can be as low as $10. It is cheaper than all of the other drugs including weed and is much more effective. Would never slam dope though and with weed aside I really don't care for any other drugs.

websurfin2010 : I'm addicted to this video.

David Sjöberg : A really good explanation. I actually got goosebumps of it. I've been Clean for fifteen years but I used to be addicted to heroin and later methadone. This explanation really nailed the feeling. The only thing remotely Close to that feeling these last fifteen years have been love. And also Peace or tranquility. And to get that feeling I've got to live a Life true to spiritual principles. If I don't do that I won't get those feelings and if I don't get those feelings ultimately I would like to get high again. There's just no other way around it for me. But I'm happy and content with that. Why? Because now it's for REAL! :)