Need help to id new drug?

by Heather


My husband has been addicted to many drugs in our 14 yrs together and he has a new one but won't amit to it. I need help to figure out what it is and someone to talk to, I feel so alone right now.

I found a home made paper straw and little piece's of burnt foil does any one know what it could be?

(received from Yahoo groups)

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Is this the right question?
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Heather,

I'm so very sorry that you feel so alone, it sounds like you and your husband have had a very hard time over the last 14 years. Addiction is a very lonely disease because the drugs attack the brain and take over. Relationships are destroyed because the drug controls everything.

Hopefully you're open to attending AA, NA or Celebrate Recovery meetings. Many of the people at those meetings have been where you're at and will come along side you to help you to reconnect and hopefully feel less lonely.

I'm not sure which drug you husband is using but I would guess heroin. Many people begin using RX pills like Oxys or Opana and switch to heroin because it is MUCH cheaper. Sadly, it is also MUCH more deadly! The burnt foil is because the heroin powder is heated so that it liquifies and then can be shot with an IV needle.

Your husband needs help and so do you and that's why I hoping that you'll reach out in your local community and begin attending meetings and find a good sponsor. You really are not alone and there is a lot of support available to you if you are willing to begin to seek it.

There is hope please don't give up on yourself or your husband.


Chasing the dragon, not slamming
by: Anonymous

He is smoking heroin (straw) or chasing the dragon as some call it when used in that form...or it could be meth or crack depending on whether the trails are not there or they're dark colored showing a visible trail. I don't believe it's for IV use with a straw. Good luck

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