What You Thought Was Heaven, Was Actually Hell’s Waiting Room

Heroin is deceptive. It starts off feeling so good, but quickly turns ugly. Jason M. S. wrote “Though heroin took me to places within myself more peaceful than anywhere else I had ever been, it would always abandon me in a place of suffering and desperation.” Listen to a group of people who were addicted to opiates discuss their experiences.

Discussion Guide:

How long did it take your addiction to move from opiate use to addiction?

How long was the process of moving from enjoyment to despair?

Most people who have experienced late stage opiate addiction have done things they deeply regret. Would you describe your late stage addiction as hell’s waiting room?

How have you taken your life back from the hell of heroin?


Credit and appreciation is given to author, Jason M. S. for his article “What I thought was Heaven, was actually Hell’s waiting room”. However, his identification is withheld for purposes of confidentiality.