Originally Posted by Narsick
AFOAF has been snorting
heroin for approx 3 months and has developed lung problems. To be specific, difficulty breathing at times, coughing a large amount of snot-like stuff up, and having the need to blow their nose pretty regularly.
Has anyone else experienced the above? If so, do you know the cause or have an alternative method of using that wouldn't cause these problems? This person I speak of will not IV dope, and smoking doesn't yield much of a result. They are currently using the white rock form of H, crushing it up into lines, and snorting it.
Yeah, the best "method of use" would be to cut it out of your fucking life ASAP before you're 33 & sleeping in someone's living room for 2 years (& grateful to do that after being homeless for 3 years because why waste money on rent when it can go to dope?), still trying to piece your life together & wondering what the fuck went wrong & how it happened so damn fast...you had it "under control" for years & then...you didn't.
BUT, since I know the chance of you doing that are slim to none,
a better method would be to plug it. Also known as "booty bumping", it works for the same reason snorting does, because your rectum is a huge (well, compared to your nostrils, at least) mucus membrane whose JOB is to absorb water. So, you mix it up as though you were going to inject it, but instead take a syringe withOUT a needle, lube it up, stick it in a bit, depress the plunger & wait a little bit for it to hit you.
Method would be:
get container (spoon, cooker, bottle cap - better if it doesn't have threads in it, though)
put a line's worth in container (whatever you normally snort)
use syringe to suck up some clean water (tap water in a cup is fine); don't fill the entire syringe with water, because sometimes the heroin
in the container causes it to "grow" in amount
squirt water (gently!) into container, stir, suck back into the syringe
lay down, lube anus if desired, insert, depress plunger, feel awesome
clean up your supplies
You can get an oral/baby syringe at any drug
store in the baby section. Some look like syringes with a plunger, some look like min turkey basters (or huge eye droppers, I guess); either will work.
It works better than snorting because not only is it being taken up by the mucus membrane, it also gets into a vein that bypasses the liver & 1st pass metabolism. If you don't know what that is, look it up here on DF & you'll find more info than you could dream of.
Having said all that, it's highly recommended you don't continue down this path...
All the best, and good luck!
ps. afaik, there isn't really another method other than snorting, smoking, injection, or plugging
; oral won't work (okay, it won't work WELL) for heroin.