my boyfriend is a heroin addict (was when I met him) and his fingers are always black. He's not dirty and showers every day but always seems to have these horrible grimy fingers. Can you explain where that comes from? Is it drugs on his fingers? And if so could they get into my system?
Aunt Agony says:
I will explain what the dirt is, but will you first tell me if your boyfriend:
a) smokes or injects heroin
b) uses crack cocaine (and how)
Thanx for replying I really didn't think you would.
My boyfriend smokes heroin and smokes crack.
Aunt Agony says:
Izabella, the dirt on your boyfriends fingers will come from two different things.
Firstly it will be the soot (carbon) which forms on the underside of the tin foil he smokes his heroin on. Unless your boyfriend washes his hands after each time he smokes (which would mean him living in the bathroom) his fingers will get this black residue on it. (Some users preheat the foil and then wipe away the carbon before using it to prevent this, but it doesn't stop it completely, and in a rush there's no time to be preheating your foil before taking a boot.) Secondly, as your boyfriend also smokes crack, his fingers will get dirty ashing up his pipe (carbon again) and picking up crumbs of rock that are on the table/tile around the ash etc. It looks much grimier than it really is.
Finally, no, the dirt is not drugs. If it was your boyfriend would have smoked his own fingers years ago. There will be some trace elements but nothing to worry about.
Hope that explained what the dirt is... All My Thoughts Agony. X
LOL. It helped a lot (really).
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