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Took the Paramedics ~5 Minutes to Revive Me
Heroin & Naloxone
Citation:   lucky. "Took the Paramedics ~5 Minutes to Revive Me: An Experience with Heroin & Naloxone (exp71437)". Erowid.org. Aug 19, 2020. erowid.org/exp/71437

1 shot IV Heroin (powder / crystals)
Heroin Is No Big Deal Until It Kills You

I started on percocets, then moved onto oxys (daily), and when those went into short supply, heroin. At first I strictly snorted it, but I eventually started shooting. Occasionally at first, then quickly it turned into every day.

My friends were worried about me, but to me, it was nowhere close to being as big of a deal as people made it out to me. It just felt like doing oxys, and I only did $10 at a time, so I wasn't in danger.

Of course, I was wrong.

Friday, May 23rd, I shot up a $10 bag like I'd done many times before with two of my friends. My high kicked in fast and hard and I sat down at the computer to ask someone a questions. That was the last thing I remembered until I woke up to about 8 men in uniform, paramedics and police officers, standing above me. Time didn't pass like in a dream; it was instantaneous, one second on the computer to another second waking up.

I told them I was fine and that I needed a cigarette. I was, of course, not fine.

Apparently, as soon as I sat down, I passed out and started convulsing. I turned blue. I stopped breathing. I had no pulse. One friend gave me CPR while another called the paramedics. It took the paramedics ~5 minutes to revive me.

Into the ambulance where I received narcan to clear my system, which was a horrible feeling. Like being soaked in a tub full of ice water and some of the worst anxiety I've ever felt.

I spent 6 hours in the hospital. Two hours in the police station. Four charges, and you know what? I don't even care. May 23rd, 2008, I died. No joke DEAD. I am incredibly lucky to be alive again, writing this.

The moral of the story, as I previously stated: Heroin is no big deal. Until it kills you.

Thank you so much to J,P, and all the paramedics and nurses for saving my life. I will never do something so stupid again.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 71437
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Aug 19, 2020Views: 2,125
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