For me, it started in 2010. I actually started out taking a milligram or 2 of Suboxone before I started taking any kind of opiates. I know for most people it's the opposite way around, but since I hadn't done any kind of opiates in my life before that point, that milligram or 2 had me stoned out of my mind. I did it 2-3 times a week on days that I felt more depressed than usual. Then I ended up getting a kidney stone and getting prescribed Perc 5's. One at a time wasn't helping so I decided to take 2 at one point and, after spewing my guts out, 20-30 minutes later, I felt awesome and was practically drooling on myself. So needless to say the rest of those Perc 5's went rather quickly. When those were gone, I upgraded to Dilaudid and Fentanyl. Then, a few months later, I decided to try snorting my first bag of dope. Well, technically half a bag at first because I had no idea how it would affect me and I was afraid to OD. 15 minutes later, I was in love. I kept doing it week after week, and then within the next 6 months, it wasn't enough anymore and I shot it for the first time. Not even 2 seconds later, I was even more in love (and, without realizing it, completely screwed as well). I did that for a while, thinking I could still stop if I wanted to, and to prove it to myself i stayed clean on my own free will without any kind of detox or anything for about 5 months. 5 months later however, relapse. Then another. And another. A few weeks of that, and then a full blown binder for about a week straight...dope in combination with crack, coke, and benzos. I wrote and cashed a few fake checks, sold all my shit, stole other people's shit and sold that, until I finally couldn't think of any more ideas to make money and had to stop. I ended up detoxing at home and it was absolutely terrible, but I managed to stay clean for a little over a year and then this past April another relapse, and since then I've had 3 more. So at this point, I honestly don't know where the hell I'm going doing all this bullshit again, but probably nowhere good. Right now, it's been about 2 weeks since my last one, maybe a little bit over. I've still been on Suboxone during periods that I was clean off dope, though. And that's pretty much the gist of my story, so I was just wondering (if there are any other heroin addicts out there) what yours is.