Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What the Dealer Will and Will Not Tell You About Heroin

Today is day four of the A-Z Challenge. Are you blogging the Challenge? Are you keeping up? Today is the day for the letter D. My post today is about the dealers of dangerous drugs, what a dealer may tell you, and what a dealer will not tell you. 

If you are believing that your dealer or any dealer cares about you and your welfare, sadly you are misinformed. In fact, former dealers of heroin have admitted that the users and those addicted to heroin were "pawns in their chess game." You are
nothing but dollar signs in their eyes. Still want to give heroin a try? 

Although they can be arrested should you lose your life to an overdose, do they really care about any of that? Do they care about the family who is impacted by your drug use? Do you think they really care about the families forever impacted by death?

According to information out by teens were surveyed to find out why they started using drugs in the first place. Some of you may be surprised that 55% of those who participated in the survey said that it was due to pressure from their using friends to "just try it."

They did, wanting to be part of the cool crowd. Dealers know this. They approach with offers to "help you out with something to bring you up." They will tell you that heroin will make you "cool" or "help you fit in."

A dealer is likely to tell you that "heroin feels like a warm and fuzzy blanket." They will even play up the effects of a heroin high. They know you are just a vulnerable pawn.

A dealer is likely to tell you:

Drug dealers are motivated by profit and money only. If you think the dealer is your friend or for some special reason cares about you this will debunk those myths.

The dealer will tell you that heroin will be your best high ever. The first initial feeling after using is a "rush" or a feeling of euphoria. After that, the dealer becomes your hopeless dope friend. You will do anything to keep getting the drug even if it means dying.

To keep you coming back they often have to mimic heroin's first high. So they add things like fentanyl, carfentanyl and other deadly drugs. Not to mention what they cut it with. Heroin can be cut with so many things. Drain cleaner, baking soda, baby powder, anything in powder form. This is to under cut you the addict. Less drug for you means more money for them

Of course, a dealer will not tell you all the bad things because once you are hooked you are no more than dollar signs in his/her eyes.

What a dealer will not tell you:

Don't let this be the last memory your loved ones have of you
Of course, a dealer will be honest with you. The first thing they will never tell you is that you could die just from your first time using. They won't tell you that the very first time you try heroin, may just be your last. Or you could end up in a vegetative state or in a coma.

They won't tell you about the bad side effects of using, the nod and the euphoria are:

Your breathing slows down
Your mental functions are clouded
Nausea and vomiting
Sedation; drowsiness
Hypothermia (body temperature lower than normal)
Coma or death (due to overdose)

They will never tell you that if you make it out alive, you will forever be searching for your next fix.

They won't tell you that you will lie and steal to come back.

They won't tell you that the first euphoric feeling from heroin is the last time you will feel that high. You will forever be chasing the dragon.

A dealer won't tell you that you will forever be just a pawn in their game of chess.

After that, because you will never get that first high ever, they often add other substances to the heroin to give a bigger high. Often this is fentanyl added to heroin.

If you live the dealer won't tell you that you will lose everything including self-respect. You will steal from those who love you. You will likely do jail time for the crimes committed to feed your addiction.

They will never tell you that sometimes those who try it for the first time is their last time because a dealer won't tell you a side effect of using even just once is losing your life.

First-time users often vomit. Now, that must be a beautiful scene. Waking up from a nod off with vomit all over you.

A dealer won't tell you that within a few short hours of using you will experience sickness of withdrawal. These include:

Strong cravings for the drug
Body aches, cramps all over the body and Charlie horses once described to me by my son as the flu times ten thousand
Nausea and Vomiting
Profuse sweating
Body Chills and Goosebumps

And just in case you think you cannot die from detox and withdrawal, how many of you remember Tyler Tabor? A Reason why Criminalizing an Addict Has Never and Will Never Work

Long Term Affects of Using and Abusing Heroin:

You dealer won't tell you about the long and last effects of using heroin just one time. Long lasting effects of heroin on your body are:

You will lose everything you care about.
You will lose your mind.
Inflammation of the gums
Abscess of the skin at the site of injection.  
Cold sweats
Weakening of the immune system
Respiratory (breathing) illnesses
Muscular weakness, partial paralysis
Reduced sexual capacity and long-term impotence in men
Menstrual disturbance in women
Inability to achieve orgasm (women and men)
Loss of memory and intellectual performance
Pustules on the face
Loss of appetite
Heart and Kidney damage.

Frequent injections can cause collapsed veins and can lead to infections of the blood vessels and heart valves.
Tuberculosis can result from the generally poor condition of the body. 
Arthritis is another long-term result of heroin addiction.

The addict lifestyle—where heroin users often share their needles—leads to AIDS and other contagious infections. It is estimated that of the 35,000 new hepatitis C2 (liver disease) infections each year in the United States, over 70% are from drug users who use needles.

So you see what the dealer won't tell you about heroin far outweighs what they will tell you. I wonder how many would have chosen heroin if they knew then what they know after one use. Tell me what you think. Leave a comment.

I hope you stop back tomorrow for my post, The Tangled Web of the Enabler

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  1. Thank you for continuing to blog out these truths. I grew up in New York City reading about ehe horrors of heroin in the daily newspaper. Now, we face a new, horrible challenge. But, instead of the big city, it is everywhere.

    1. Thank you for visiting and for reading the posts. This epidemic is plaguing every city across the nation. It is more devastating to smaller cities like mine. The one thing I will tell others is the truth about this addiction. I've had some who email me who get upset because I do tell the truth about it. Weird they would be upset with me. The Stigma of this disease and the not telling the truth and being honest is what is killing people. There are those who ask me, should I be scared? I answer them honestly, you should be terrified. None of us ever rocked our babies and thought we would raise a heroin addict. The fact is, none of us ever know. Thank you for stopping by and reading.

  2. A very powerful post because it's full of truth. I chased my high for a long, long time and never was able to find it. Drug addiction is a terrible, devastating disease.

    1. Elsie thank you for stopping by and reading. You are a remarkable person. When we speak against the stigma you are a reminder that people do recover from this disease and go on to do some remarkable things in life.

  3. This post is truly educating. I'm waiting for the next article.

    1. Thank you for stopping by to read. I hope you return to read more posts and stories here.

  4. That should be posted prominently at EVERY high school, and a lot of middle schools.

    1. CW Thanks for stopping by today. I started writing this last year after a young HS graduate a week after graduation overdosed and died.