Heroin

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Heroin

Heroin

Heroin is a highly addictive drug that is processed for morephine, which is a naturally occuring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant.

Heroing can be injected, snorted/sniffed, or smoked. It is highly addictive and enters the brain very quickly. Contrary to popular opinion, all three methods can lead to addiction and other severe health problem.

Health risks to using heroin include: Fatal overdose, high risk of infections such as Hiv/Aids, collapsed veins, infection of the heart lining and valves, and liver disease.

The 2007 National Survey on drug use and health reported 153,000 current heroin users in the US in 2007. Other estimates give figures as high as 900,000

When an addict stops using, he experiences physical withdrawal which can begin within just a few hours since the last use. Symptoms include: Restlessness, Insomnia, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Cold flashes with goose bumps, Muscle and bone pain.


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