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Old 26-08-2009, 15:33
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How much does your addiction cost per week?

Hey,

SWIM is just curious as to how much people spend on heroin every week. He knows that daily amounts will vary - such as doing more on weekends - but a general cost per week could be interesting, especially since we have people from all over the world here.

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Old 26-08-2009, 15:38
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

Swim's fat junkie cat was spending between £500 & £1500pm. Swim's cat tells me that it depended on what was available. If swim's cat could stock up on fentanyl patches & other pharmaceuticals, swim's cat generally had a cheaper month. If only H was available then swim's cat would spend a lot of money. Fortunately swim's cat is in a reasonably good job & could just about afford it. Pretty amazing for a fat little cat.
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Old 26-08-2009, 16:10
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

My pet (bag)rat is currently spending between £250 and £350 a week... and she only uses maybe 4 days out of 7, sticking to her meth the other 3 days.

It's amazing to think of the better uses this amount of money could be put to. And it doesn't even bear thinking about the annual expenditure. Let alone the total amount spent on gear over the years...yikes.

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edit: £250-£350 GBP = $405-$565 USD = €285-€400 EUR

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Old 26-08-2009, 16:54
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

It never ceases to amaze Swir at the massive amounts of money that go into a drug habit.Since Swir has been doing H for quite a lengthy spell(15 yrs lol) she has seen the price of H drop exponentially.Big drops,whereas everything else has gone way way up.Even food and gas.hee hee
Anyway Swir spends $100.00/wk plus bridge toll and gas.Not bad compared to what Swirs been reading.Would posters with foreign currencies be so kind and give in US dollars as well,if known.This $100.00 15 yrs ago was $360.00 fyi.The savings do add up.
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Old 26-08-2009, 18:25
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

swim also has a junkie cat and she tells me she spends about $300/week.

she's able to keep the amount down somewhat because she also takes methadone everyday, but still that's at least $1,200/month.

that is hard to think about! that's without factoring in the doctors visit for the methadone and the money to cash the scripts for it and the benzos.
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Old 27-08-2009, 18:24
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

210 pounds a week.. maybe more maybe less depending on whats going on most nice..

all swim can say is thank god for the student loan.. 15th sept : ) will be a good day : ) , and nite!

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Old 28-08-2009, 06:13
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

I apologize for my English.
On the day of 30-50 euros. In the week around 300 euros.

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Old 28-08-2009, 09:15
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

The most accurate and complete answer for SWIM now is: every dollar he can get, which is not much.

Prior to being in a situation where his desire for heroin outbalanced his finances, it varied between at least $700 and at the worst about $2500 a week. Average was over $1400 a week though. His steady use was $200 a day. This was over the first 3 year period of his addiction. His past year has been spent in the worst desperation, and probably averaged about $300 a week.

P.S. That was his personal use by the way. He also supported the habit of 1 person completely, and 1 person partially for the first 2 years.

P.P.S. This makes him sick to think about. He has no regrets, but 1 month of heroin at his worst would last him a year now. Even longer, since at that phase he was buying so much he had a hookup for pure ounces and not just street stuff. It's too bad SWIM didn't learn faster - he likens it to the binge drinking phase in college where you learn to drink properly, but if the beers cost like $20 a can.

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Old 28-08-2009, 18:46
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

Please note, that, while general discussion re cost of habit is OK (for example, per week), prices per "unit" are NOT, as this violates the "No Prices rule"
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Old 28-08-2009, 23:20
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

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The most accurate and complete answer for SWIM now is: every dollar he can get, which is not much.

Prior to being in a situation where his desire for heroin outbalanced his finances, it varied between at least $700 and at the worst about $2500 a week. Average was over $1400 a week though. His steady use was $200 a day. This was over the first 3 year period of his addiction. His past year has been spent in the worst desperation, and probably averaged about $300 a week.

P.S. That was his personal use by the way. He also supported the habit of 1 person completely, and 1 person partially for the first 2 years.

P.P.S. This makes him sick to think about. He has no regrets, but 1 month of heroin at his worst would last him a year now. Even longer, since at that phase he was buying so much he had a hookup for pure ounces and not just street stuff. It's too bad SWIM didn't learn faster - he likens it to the binge drinking phase in college where you learn to drink properly, but if the beers cost like $20 a can.
Woah.

Was SWIY working during that initial two years or did he have a lot of family savings? That a staggering amount of money, specially when SWIY say SWIY supported the addiction of 1.5 other people.
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Old 29-08-2009, 00:38
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

Up to AUD$500 a day give or take a few dollars. so about AUD$3,500 a week.
Swim hasnt had a habit that big in years, mainly on account of the gear being shitter.

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Old 29-08-2009, 05:32
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

Back in Red Rock's worst days, he was doing between $150-$200 of heroin a day or $1,050-$1,400 a week. Thinking back on it now, he wishes he could have that money back cuz there are so much better things he could have put that money too. For the majority of his heroin addiction times though, he was spending about $100 a day and then when his tolerance skyrocketed is when he almost doubled what he was doing per day. THis was just money for heroin. This does not include all the cigs he would buy, the countless (almost every night) of drinking and the cost of that, all the other random drugs he would buy with his heroin such as crack, powder cocaine, MDMA, LSD, weed, etc. When he was at his worst with his heroin addiction, just about all of his money went for heroin and he would bum cigs off people so that total stays the same. But when he wasn't his worse phase of his heroin addiction, in an average week of spending money on all drugs, he would probably spend $900-1,000 a week.
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Old 29-08-2009, 05:58
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damn, this makes swim look like a bitch! His use isn't habitual, and you can blame a lack of reliable sources for that, and friend's pressure to stay away from the hardest of drugs. So with all this considered, it's completely random. Could be houndreds of dollars a month, or it could be only a houndred. What ceases to amaze swim is how this is all afforded! Swim doesn't do any fronting business, unless it's partial and knows for sure money's rollin in, and this kept swim's head above water (just barely his head....) for the most part. Sometimes swim amazes himself when friends ask how he gets his funds without a steady job and no allowances. So how do other swimmers manage these houndred dollar days?
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Old 29-08-2009, 07:24
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

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Woah.

Was SWIY working during that initial two years or did he have a lot of family savings? That a staggering amount of money, specially when SWIY say SWIY supported the addiction of 1.5 other people.
Well, SWIM had been doing very lucrative contracted and/or sometimes fulltime programming/web work for a long time (~6 years worth before going to lawschool) and had a lot of money saved. He also had an amazing job in lawschool functioning in basically all regards as a real estate/contract lawyer and getting paid extremely well, a scholarship that left him about $20,000-$30,000 extra play-money a year, and about $80-100,000 in cash-available credit, with like another $30-40,000 in regular (all of which he used up and is being hunted for ).

SWIM's crazy habit wouldn't have even really done himself in alone. He was always very generous and didn't care about money - his supporting other people's habits for years, and just giving all his money away to help his friends who weren't doing so well is what really put him under. He's been buying everyone's drugs, tickets, cover, beer, etc. for 80% of party nights since he was like 18, plus his favorite thing is to buy people really thought out and personal gifts - so betwen all that he has given probably closing in on a quarter million away of his own money to others between all his friends, little brother and family.

He doesn't regret it at all though, despite what a shitty life he has now. But for someone with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, he is horrible with money as far as saving goes, now, when he needs to be doing it most. Even now if he has $20 bucks and no hope, he'll still buy 1 bag for him and 1 for a friend even knowing they aren't going to reciprocate. No clue why that is such inherent nature to him. He's just a sucker

The $100 days are gone, but SWIM wouldn't do $100 a day anyways. He is a firm believer that $30 bucks a day (maybe pushing it with $40) is the absolute ideal and anything more is pointless.

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Old 29-08-2009, 13:29
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

swim at the worst point of his addiction was probably banging up like £100 quid a day of heroin and crack. but swim was serving up so it could have been more for all he knows. All he can say is that it was one of the most depressing times of his life because he knew that amount could not be sustained, and the paranoia that was coming with constant crack usage made the eventual withdrawal a fukin nightmare! now though £25 to "35 a day is ok. But swim could easily do £200 of both if he wanted too though!
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Old 29-08-2009, 15:20
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The $100 days are gone, but SWIM wouldn't do $100 a day anyways. He is a firm believer that $30 bucks a day (maybe pushing it with $40) is the absolute ideal and anything more is pointless.
Does $30-40 a day just keep SWIY well or does it keep him high too?
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Old 29-08-2009, 21:14
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

He is a firm believer that $30 bucks a day (maybe pushing it with $40) is the absolute ideal and anything more is pointless. __________________Swim agrees with that too. Now swim usually spends about that a day between 30-40 dollars. Swim use to when he had savings did like a bundle every 2 days and would spend like 400 a week but now swim maybe spends 200 on dope and probably 100 on coke to feed his speed ball habit.
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Does $30-40 a day just keep SWIY well or does it keep him high too?
High all day long. Good rush each shot, that feels better than rushes with a higher tolerance. Tolerance doesn't build on 3 shots a day, and you can even be high all day and lower your tolerance just doing 2 shots a day. SWIM really wishes he could send this info back to an out of control 23-25 year old SWIM.

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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

Monkey spends a dollar at the pharmacy for a bottle of oxys, and probably buys $40-60 worth of dope orpods a week.
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

this SWIMMER got through between £30-£50 per day just on brown,anything less than £30 and he felt sick,not as sick as he feels in retrospect when he calculates both how much money he did piss away over 5 years,and how he used to raise the money day in dday out..
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

During the height of swims addiction he would be spending about £100 a day on Heroin. This was supported by a job earning £700 per week. Swims rent was only £50 a week at the time, and he still struggled to pay it!!!!!

Nowadays swims addiction has really reduced and currently he is spending on average £10-£20 a day but being unemployed now this is still really hard to maintain.

Problem is if swim had more money it would all still go on smack, so really the answer would be the same as Dying Tomorrows - Every fucking penny!!!!!!
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

I spend about 200-300 USD a week. If I have a bad week, I can survive on 20 USD a day, but it is hard. I'd much rather do 40 USD a day. I get really good tar -- the light brown powder than clubs up into tar.

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Old 18-11-2009, 19:11
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High all day long. Good rush each shot, that feels better than rushes with a higher tolerance. Tolerance doesn't build on 3 shots a day, and you can even be high all day and lower your tolerance just doing 2 shots a day. SWIM really wishes he could send this info back to an out of control 23-25 year old SWIM.
My best friend concurs; she says she had a $40/day habit, $80 for the super-stupid-drooling-on-her-lap kind of days, but got by quite happily for years on $40/day of REALLY good heroin. When that dealer was gone, however, the cost shot up to $80-$100/day on a regular basis; the stuff she used to get would hold her all day (as in, 24 hours) if she wanted/needed, the new dealers stuff had her starting to feel withdrawals within 6-8 hours. Strange.

So, $250-$700/week for her habit. She can't believe how much $$ has been wasted over the years on heroin - fuck, she & I got some leaflet today totaling the amounts spent on cigarettes daily/weekly/monthly & what you could have bought instead:

For instance, if a pack of cigarettes are $7.15 each, a pack-a-day smoker spends enough in 9 days to purchase an iPod Shuffle. A pack-a-day smoker spends enough in a year to buy a brand new washer & dryer.

And that's just cigarettes! *sigh* Far too depressing to think about!

But the desire to be high and not be dopesick motivates like no other thing can. When she's sober, she just can't hustle that kind of cash up - the motivation isn't there to stand outside for 4 hours, panhandling, or to do receipt scams or what-have-you. Wish it were - that would be some bankable cash!

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SWIM spent about $1200 a month. But now SWIM doesn't have a source so he is finally saving some money and trying to climb out of massive drug debt.
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Re: How much does your addiction cost per week?

swim finds that the $300/week she was trying to hold herself to is continuing to increase. she should have had enough to last until Friday night but it's only Wednesday and she's out.

this is becoming a serious problem. everytime this happens and she has to scrounge up extra money, she says this is the last time, next week she's got to start cutting back or try not using a few days and stick to the methadone, etc. but everytime the next week comes she finds a new excuse to spend the extra money.

so, now it's more like $1,500 a month and she makes decent money but not enough to afford that. this is really becoming a problem and she needs help with trying to stop but is honestly starting to think she and heroin will be forever together and she'll never lead a heroin free life.

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