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Injecting is the strongest, swim gets a nice buzz/ or falls asleep for a good couple of hours and then feels chilled out for the rest of that day, depending on tolerance and quality of gear however, swim then sleeps very well at night and when swim first began to take heroin swim felt a bit wrecked the next morning, thats long gone now.
Smoking and snorting are both similar but just doesnt have the same high like injecting. After a while though all three develop a tolerance and then the high lasts for less time as the addiction increases and the amount needed increases.
But 4 a newbie swiy should be high most of the day day using all three methods, as long as the heroins good, especially high for the first four hours however.
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On The Nod added 3 Minutes and 55 Seconds later...
Medically, heroin half life is eight hours, that means the heroin will be out of your system roughly after eight hours, so as an addict swia (someone who isnt anyone) starts to withdraw after eight hours.
So medically the answer to your first question is about eight hours, depending on wheteher swiy is on an empty stomach, metabilosim speed, fluid intake etc..
Last edited by On The Nod; 20-09-2008 at 12:45.
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when injected, SWIM would get the initial rush and then feel really damn good for about 4 hours and then it slowly went away....its been a long time since SWIM snorted heroin, but if he remembers correctly, it lasted around 4-5 hours taking up to 15-30 minutes to fully peak....SWIM never really smoked h so can't give a definite answer for that
I would guess the Half life of heroin is in minutes because it is metabolised so fast in to monoacetylmorphine and morphine. Half life of the drug is related to withdrawal symptoms but it takes around 3 half life cycles before the drug is used up. This is part of the reason methadone is used to treat addiction, because of its huge half life compared to other opioids.
It shouldn't really matter how the drug is administered apart from taking it orally which pretty much turns it in to morphine. I can't give a definite answer on how long it will take to start withdrawal, it will differ from person to person based on their pattern of use. When my fiend was on at least a bag a day habit, he could feel the chill when he woke up in the morning, that's when you really know you're fucked.
Some people might say injecting a bag will hold them longer than smoking but i suspect that is tolerance related. I imagine a lot of what determines when someone starts going in to withdrawal will be tolerance related and depend on their pattern of use.
SWIM smokes Heroin and good stuff lasts a night, from 9 o'clock till SWIM goes to sleep, swiy can get a good high by smoking it but, the habit will grow as the tolerance grows, but safe to say it's not called the 'nasty' for nothing.
The first time, or first few times, SWIM snorted half a bag and this would last her 6 hours or more of a good nodding euphoric body-tingling-with-pleasure high. After a couple of years, SWIM was spending crazy cash trying to stay high that way! SWIM pummelled her nose with so much dope her tolerance went up to 10+ bags a day. Then SWIM discovered the needle and its unique properties--IV makes SWIM much higher much quicker, but the high tends to wear off faster than if snorted. Since it takes about half as much to get high IV, these two methods tend to even out cash-wise.
But SWIM thinks smoking is a waste of good H!! It will work at first, but if SWIY switches to IV SWIY will need about half of whatever SWIY is smoking now.