Originally Posted by ncmommakat
I have a neighbor who says snorting heroin is just like pain pills. I say they are MORE addicting and faster. She says she resorts to this option only when she has used her pain meds ( oxycodone) up quicker than her 30 day supply should last. I think she is headed for trouble. I know nothing about heroin
Well, you've come to the right place. Snorting heroin (although I have never tried it that way) is just like snorting oxycontin... I have witnessed H being snorted no less than 1000 times (literally). And yes, it is usually done so when the people ran out of their pills. H is cheaper than oxys and easier to obtain in my area than oxys so it would make sense for someone needing to supplement one for the other.
More dangerous? ABSOLUTELY. Heroin varies greatly from dealer to dealer whereas an oxy dose is the same through and through. Heroin, if close to pure will knock an oxy abuser into overdose rather easily so one might not want to use Heroin at all.
Lastly, she is not headed for trouble..... SHE'S KNEE DEEP IN IT RIGHT NOW.