It just makes sense, he can't get his hands on oxycontin so why not shoot up heroin. But oh yeah he can control it. Right now. Yeah, only once or twice a week he'll shoot that crap.
And its not like he's never lost everything before, not like he's never lost his job, his home, lost his son.
Look at him, he's an average 31 yr old IT geek, he doesn't look like an opiate addict. He's not homeless, yet.
He's my son. He's married to a beautiful woman and they have a one year old daughter. She moved thousands of miles to be with him.
I warned her before she married him. I told her of his addiction, I told her of his head injury incurred while trying to break into a pharmacy, I told her about him spending 6 months in jail for burglary. And still I console her and tell her not to wait to leave until its too late and the bills aren't paid. I tell her the truth, that his opiate addiction comes before anything or anyone else in his life. He's got a neurological problem, his opiate receptors are hungry...very hungry. Its a horrible hunger and one of these days its going to kill him. Suboxone doesn't help him, nothing does. Get free dear girl, your life is ahead of you. You don't want to deal with this addiction that only leads to heart ache, I've been there and I wiped my hands years ago....but it still hurts...he's my son.
He's shooting heroin and I'm his mom and there's nothing I can do. I've been there before...for 4 years I tried to save him....and now only he can save himself...from the train wreck that's coming.
I'm a nurse and the mom of a heroin addict.