Good Sick

The term ‘good sick’ is a colloquial expression used within certain drug-using communities, particularly among heroin users to describe the phenomenon of experiencing nausea or vomiting after using heroin. This might seem paradoxical but in these circles, the occurrence of ‘good sick’ is often interpreted as an indicator of the drug’s potency or purity.

When you use heroin, a powerful opiate, it can trigger various physical responses, including nausea and vomiting. For some users, the onset of these symptoms is seen as a sign that the heroin is strong and therefore provides a more intense high. This perception can be dangerous, as it may lead to the misconception that the more severe the physical reaction, the better the quality of the drug.

The glorification of ‘good sick’ can contribute to the normalisation of harmful drug use behaviors. It’s important to be aware that regular heroin use can lead to a range of serious health issues, including addiction, overdose and a host of other medical complications.

Misinterpretation of Drug Potency

When you hear the term ‘good sick,’ it might be portrayed as an indicator of heroin’s potency. You might think that nausea or vomiting signifies that the drug is strong or pure but this is a dangerous misconception. These symptoms actually indicate a toxic reaction in your body.

Nausea and vomiting are signs of your body’s adverse reaction to heroin and repeated use can lead to severe health issues, including the risk of overdose, which should be a major concern for your safety.

The experience of ‘good sick’ can have a psychological impact on your perception of drug use. This normalisation of adverse reactions as positive can lead to a distorted view of heroin use, potentially increasing the risk of continued use and addiction.

In some drug-using communities, ‘good sick’ might be viewed as a badge of honor or a desired effect. It’s important for you to be aware of how community and cultural perceptions can influence your attitude towards drug use and the associated risks.

Therefore, understanding ‘good sick’ is not just about decoding a term; it’s about recognising the underlying risks and misconceptions associated with heroin use. It’s a call to action for heightened awareness, accurate information dissemination and robust support systems. Whether you’re directly affected by heroin use or are in a position to offer support, it’s vital to approach this issue with knowledge, empathy and a commitment to promoting healthier, safer choices. In this light, ‘good sick’ transforms from a term of intrigue to a poignant reminder of the urgent need to address and mitigate the dangers of substance abuse.

When you decide to seek help for your addiction and enter a rehab facility, your body goes through a significant adjustment period. The sudden absence of the substance you were dependent on causes withdrawal symptoms, which can make you feel sick “Bad Sick”. These symptoms vary depending on the addictive substance and the severity of your addiction.

Good Sick - Nausea or Vomiting

Good sick is a term that defines the reaction of nausea or vomiting after the use of the opiate drug, heroin. Get help from qualified counsellors.

  • Medical Aid Pays. Private Health Insurance Pays
  • Everybody's needs are unique
  • We'll help you pick the best addiction treatment program for you


    View More

    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specialising in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance our organisation facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualised care that addresses the physical, mental and social needs of patients.

    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.

    Inpatient Rehab

    Rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Mental Health

    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

    Scroll to top
    Call Us Now