Originally Posted by Waste
This seems to be turning into a general question thread quite quickly, but SWIM
is grateful for the info
Just to clarify on the needle choice, SWIM wants 30 guage, 0.5 inch needles, with 10 ml syringes?
1ml, not 10ml.
You're in the UK, right? Go to your local town centre, and visit a famous high street chemist, whose name is also a type of footwear (no sources...) Ask the pharmacist to use the exchange, and request a "1ml pack". And you will be given everything that you need. The barrels come with the needles attached, in an all-in-one syringe. You'll also get citric acid, maybe vit c, filters, stericups, alcohol
wipes and a sharps-bin to put your used works in. And they usually throw in a condom for luck!
Make sure that you return your used syringes, in the sharps bin provided, back to the chemist who gave you them. The future of our exchanges depend on high returns rates.
Bear in mind that being in the UK, you will need to add citric of vit c to your heroin
in order to make it soluble in water.
Check out this link here for a good video
on just how little you need to use:
And this link here addresses whether it is better to use citric or vit c:
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And finally (yes I know you asked that no-one do this, but swim wouldn't be able to live with herself if she didn't) swim has to say this:
It was only when swim started IV-ing that things really got out of control. She'd smoked heroin for a good two years prior to trying IV use, and had always managed to keep a handle on things. Within a week of that first hit, the battle was lost for good. This was when she was 18, she's still hitting up at least three times a day now. She has to, to stay well. And she is fast running out of veins. This weekend she had to poke around in the veins on the tops of her feet for a good half hour, before she got herself, in order to stop rattling. Next step after those are gone is her groin. She's always said she'd never do that, but then again, she remembers once saying she'd never hit up at all...
It's amazing how heroin changes the things you once thought were so concrete and unchangeable, things you really thought you'd never
do, become run of the mill, daily activities on heroin...but that's another story.
It seems like hitting up is better value for money, before you start doing it. What you don't realise at the time is that as soon as you start injecting, your habit will increase exponentially. You start pushing it, adding more and more to each hit, til you get to the point when nothing less than half a gram in one hit will touch the sides. Double that if you want a decent gouch.
Just bear this in mind: It's pretty much impossible to ever go back to smoking, once you've started hitting up full time. It's a one-way street.
If you're determined to go ahead with it, firstly, make sure you do it safely. Do you not have any friends who inject, who can show you how to do it, or at least supervise your first go? Secondly, try (and this will be very hard) not to inject all the time. Maybe limit yourself to one hit a day, either in the morning when you get up (if you tend to wake up ill, this could be preferable) or at night before you go to sleep (if you find it hard to sleep without the aid of gear, do this) but in between, during the day, continue to smoke it. This way, at least you'll save your veins a bit, and not get into the full time habit of IV-ing every dose. Also, if you keep on smoking it, you might just be able to hold off falling into the trap of permanent IV-use, at least for a while.
Good luck, and please, really take time to consider if this is a good idea, before you dive head first into it.