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  • anonymous Asks ...
    anonymous

    If I snort heroin am I ever going to o.d. so fast that I would not have time to call an ambulance or is it always going to be slow enough that I would have time to get help if I need it.

  • Anna Deeds Says ...
    Anna Deeds

    Thank you for your question. There is no safer way to use heroin. Whether you snort it or inject it, you can still overdose without being able to call an ambulance. The problem is not in how long it takes the drug to effect you. The problem is that once it does effect you, your thinking can become so clouded that you might not realize you need an ambulance. It can also cause you to pass out so you are unable to call for help. I hope that you will consider entering a treatment program. At the very least, you should never do drugs alone. If someone else is around, they can call for help if you need it.

    I hope this answers your question and I hope you get the help you need.

     

     
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