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Old 28-04-2012, 21:05
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Why do you crave sugar and any sweet shit when your on heroin?

I seem to live on pure carbohydrate,sugar,sugar and more sugar when Im using.
Anytime Ive managed to do a detox,completed it and got an apetite,I found myself subconsiousciously walking to the dairy isles in supermarkets,and craving savoury instead of sweet stuff..
Why oh why is that?

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Old 28-04-2012, 22:04
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Re: Why do you crave sugar and any sweet shit when your on heroin?

i think it might be because heroin (and other opiates) lower blood sugar.

my rat is diabetic and has to be very careful when on heroin or any other opiate because it slows stomach action and even though you may eat it may not have an effect on your blood sugar til much later.

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Old 28-04-2012, 22:08
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Re: Why do you crave sugar and any sweet shit when your on heroin?

Yeah I remember those sugar cravings, and after I had to change my diet for diabetes, the withdrawals from sugar was far more intense sometimes than the expected withdrawals of an opiate. I also fell off the wagon this week, ate 10 snickers bars, 4 cadburys cream eggs, 4 aeros, 2 crunchies, and I think half a reduced sale selection box, in under 3 days. I know :S thats bad.
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Old 29-04-2012, 02:47
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Re: Why do you crave sugar and any sweet shit when your on heroin?

I totally agree with all of the above coments !

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Please elaborate as to why you agree with "the above Comments"

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Old 29-04-2012, 09:27
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Re: Why do you crave sugar and any sweet shit when your on heroin?

Yeh I would agree with blood sugar theory which by extension probably means that opiates are not very good for your pancreas.
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Old 01-05-2012, 17:43
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Re: Why do you crave sugar and any sweet shit when your on heroin?

I'm going to go with "dope reduces your appetite by effectively numbing your stomach, but even when you're not especially hungry, your body still knows it needs food, and probably urgently ... carbos by definition provide quick energy to the body + sweets almost always 'sounds good' to eat. Plus carbs tend to be cheap, easy to acquire in a ready-to-eat format, etc. As junkies, we're poor, we're lazy, we want easy, quick solutions that tend to our immediate needs"

When I was strung out I mostly lived on Peanut Butter Crackers, Vanilla Ice Cream, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Sour Skittles, and lots of Coca Cola.

The folly of this become very apparent when I got clean and had like 15 cavities, some of them so bad that I had to get 4 root canals, and 8 new crowns. After like 25 trips to the dentist and endodontist over the course of almost 3 years, my teeth are almost all fixed ... one last tooth needs a crown (it's already been rooted out), then I'm done. Thankfully I inherited 20K from my grandma when she passed 4 years ago, which my mom held for me and paid my dentist bills with ... and EVERY PENNY of that inheritance went into fixing my teeth

So lemme tell ya, there's a bunch of hidden costs to the whole 'addiction' routine ... above and beyond the drugs, that's for sure.
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Re: Why do you crave sugar and any sweet shit when your on heroin?

The only thing is Brettjv once I had a reasonable tolerance going and nausea was no longer an issue dope didn't reduce my appetite, on the contrary it made me really hungry, so I am sticking with the blood sugar theory.

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Much like the way you crave carbs when you are really drunk.

Last edited by Black Transit Blues; 04-05-2012 at 14:53. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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Old 04-05-2012, 19:46
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Re: Why do you crave sugar and any sweet shit when your on heroin?

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The only thing is Brettjv once I had a reasonable tolerance going and nausea was no longer an issue dope didn't reduce my appetite, on the contrary it made me really hungry, so I am sticking with the blood sugar theory.

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Much like the way you crave carbs when you are really drunk.
Yeah i eat loads on opiates.

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