In this article, I’m going to explain why I chose to stop snorting hydrocodone. I used to LOVE snorting hydrocodone (also called “hydros”).
It was like a dream.
However, before long this actually became my worst nightmare.
I had always taken hydrocodone orally like you’re supposed to.
That is until one of my drug dealers asked me if I had ever snorted hydrocodone.
He said it was a fast way to get the effects all at once, so of course, I wanted to try it.
After snorting hydrocodone the first time, I liked the high and numb feeling, along with the huge boost in energy and confidence. Snorting hydrocodone made me feel complete.
Addiction to Snorting Hydrocodone
Fast-forward seven years…I was living in Central New York, and one day I found someone that had oxycodone (another opiate) for sale.
I had just cashed my paycheck, I had the next two days off work, and I was very excited to once again snort opiate pills.
Since it was so expensive, I could only afford to purchase about 150 mg.
After I bought the oxycodone from my new dealer, I went to my friend’s house with a girl I was hanging out with, and all three of us started snorting the pill dust.
I gave them a tiny bit each.
They only snorted about 10 mg of oxycodone each, which was plenty for them to feel high.
I snorted 40 mg of oxycodone and saved the rest for the weekend. That was the start of my opiate addiction.
I began spending all of my money (other than rent money) to buy hydrocodone, oxycodone, and quite literally any opiate pills I could get.
Everything I did revolved around snorting hydrocodone and other opiates.
I would snort hydrocodone before work, snort hydrocodone in the bathroom during work, and I would snort hydrocodone when I got off work.
When I couldn’t buy hydrocodone or oxycodone I would purchase other opiates. I did anything I could to keep snorting opiates.
I sold things, asked people to loan me money, I lied, and I even stole a few times…just so I could continue snorting hydrocodone or other pills.
I had become a full-blown opiate addict.
Why I Stopped Snorting Hydrocodone
Year after becoming an opiate addict, I stopped snorting hydrocodone, and I stopped all other opiates I was taking as well.
You see, snorting pills was quite fun at the beginning.
I didn’t have a tolerance, and I could spend a little money, snort some pill dust, then drift off to a place where life made sense.
A place with no anxiety, no depression, no worries…it was by far the best feeling in the entire world.
However, this phase ended fast. I quickly developed a tolerance to snorting hydrocodone.
A few times I wasn’t able to snort hydrocodone or take other opiates, and I had to suffer through opiate withdrawal, which is one of the most horrific experiences someone can go through in life.
Another term for going through opiate withdrawal is being “dope sick.”
Snorting Hydrocodone Ruined My Life
Aside from having an opiate tolerance and dependence, my addiction to snorting hydrocodone led to my giving up all of my hobbies and healthy activities in life.
The addiction consumed me.
Some people are able to snort hydrocodone from time-to-time for fun, and they don’t get addicted.
However, I was not one of those people.
Snorting hydrocodone hits you faster and harder than taking hydrocodone orally as its prescribed. Snorting hydrocodone puts you at a higher risk of overdose, and it’s also harder on your body than taking hydrocodone by mouth.
There are many dangers of snorting hydrocodone. For me, the consequences quickly began to outweigh the benefits.
Luckily, I was able to quit snorting hydrocodone, and I also quit all other opiates as well. Within about six weeks of being clean, my life quickly became better than ever.
It’s been over six years since I was addicted to snorting hydrocodone, and I don’t miss it one bit. Here is a blog post you may enjoy that shows you what my life is like over six years after quitting opiates.