Bruce asks: Is it possible to use heroin recreationally? Hi Bruce, The short answer to your question is yes but it comes with a whole bunch of caveats. The 1980 Am. Psychiatric Association estimated that only 23% of American heroin uses would meet diagnostic criteria for heroin use disorder meaning that most users would be either experimental or social/recreational users of heroin on any given day. … Continue reading Ask Dr. Dope – Is it possible to use heroin recreationally?