A first heroin high is like, well…a first heroin high. Iâ€™ve heard plenty of metaphors over the years, but the truth is thereâ€™s just nothing like the thing itself, no metaphor or analogy that could ever begin to capture the enormity of that first high. A first heroin high is like a first heroin high. And anyone who tries to spin it otherwise just doesnâ€™t get it.
The thing about drug abuse…the problem with drug abuse, I guess…is that you canâ€™t ever get enough. I was hooked on heroin for three years, and in that time I was always trying to get back: back to that first time, back to the promise of the way it felt. A first heroin high, unfortunately, is a thing that canâ€™t be replicated; no matter how hard you chase it…or how much you use…itâ€™s never enough.
Thatâ€™s what drug abuse is. Thatâ€™s how drug addiction works. And believe me: Itâ€™s a bad spot to be in.