Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

I quit my job as a developer (because I knew I would get fired if I kept my lifestyle the same), broke the lease on my apartment and moved to my parents house for a month and got a doctor to give me suboxone. Am I a lot happier person now? For sure l. But I’m still addicted to opiates. Really the only difference is that now my opiates cost $100/month instead of $6000/month. If I could have gotten heroin for the same price I would never have quit, and honestly, probably feel better.

You say you are happier now, so why do you think you would feel better on heroin?

Because not being able to sleep at night because you don’t know whether to pay your rent or get enough heroin for two weeks is stressful. It’s not about the drug, it’s about the cost.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact