In this article, I’m going to explain why I chose to stop snorting oxycodone. I used to LOVE snorting oxycodone (also called “oxy”).
It was like a dream.
However, before long this actually became my worst nightmare.
My first experience snorting oxycodone was at the age of 23.
At first I would snort about 40 mg of oxycodone, and that was enough to make me feel higher and better than any other drug in my life thus far.
However, within just a few weeks, I had built up a big tolerance, and I was using up to 160 mg a day to maintain that same great feeling.
Luckily, at that point in my life my oxy dealer ran out of pills, and I didn’t have anywhere to get them anymore.
I liked the high and numb feeling so much that I would have continued snorting oxy if I could still find them. Snorting oxycodone made me feel complete.
Addiction to Snorting Oxycodone
Fast-forward seven years…I was living in Central New York, and one day I found someone that had oxy 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 oxycodone.
Since it was so expensive, I could only afford to purchase about 150 mg of oxycodone.
After I bought the oxy from my new dealer, I went to my friends house with a girl I was hanging out with, and all three of us started snorting oxycodone.
I gave them a tiny bit of oxy 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 pills so I could keep snorting oxycodone.
Everything I did revolved around snorting oxycodone.
I would snort oxy before work, snort oxy in the bathroom during work, and I would snort oxy when I got off work.
When I couldn’t buy oxy I would purchase other opiates. I did anything I could to keep using oxy and other 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 oxycodone.
I had become a full-blown opiate addict.
Why I Stopped Snorting Oxycodone
Year after becoming an opiate addict, I stopped snorting oxycodone, and I stopped all other opiates I was taking as well.
You see, snorting oxycodone was quite fun at the beginning.
I didn’t have a tolerance, and I could spend a little money, snort some oxy, 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 oxycodone.
A few times I wasn’t able to snort oxycodone 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 Oxycodone Ruined My Life
Aside from having an opiate tolerance and dependence, my addiction to snorting oxycodone led to my giving up all of my hobbies and healthy activities in life.
The addiction consumed me.
Some people are able to snort oxycodone from time-to-time for fun, and they don’t get addicted.
However, I was not one of those people.
Snorting oxycodone hits you faster and harder than taking oxy orally as its prescribed. Snorting oxycodone puts you at a higher-risk of overdose, and it’s also harder on your body than taking oxy by mouth.
There are many dangers of snorting oxycodone. For me, the consequences quickly began to outweigh the benefits.
Luckily, I was able to quit snorting oxycodone, 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 five years since I was addicted to snorting oxycodone, and I don’t miss it one bit.