Heroin is experiencing an alarming new trend in use and immediate action is needed.
Albion, Michigan - Heroin is a highly addictive and illegal drug. It is made from morphine, which is a naturally occurring substance found in the seedpod of the opium poppy plant. Its powdery appearance is usually white in its purest form, but can also be brown. On the streets, though, it is often “cut” with other substances such as quinine, powdered milk, cornstarch or sugar. It may also be cut with other toxic chemicals such as strychnine, which poses an even more dangerous problem for the user. Without knowing the actual contents as well as the strength of the drug, they could easily overdose, which can in some instances lead to death. Also, there is another form of heroin which is black and has a sticky texture. This type of heroin is known as black tar.
Addicts are first drawn to the intense euphoria that is brought on by heroin. This happens soon after injection/snorting when the drug is converted into morphine in the brain, which quickly attaches to opioid receptors. Along with the initial rush of euphoria, the user usually will become flushed and experience dry mouth, as well as a feeling of heaviness in the arms and legs. Nausea and vomiting, along with severe itching, are also common side effects.
Once the beginning effects of the drug have worn off, the user will feel drowsy and their breathing will slow down to sometimes even a fatal point. They may become foggy and slow, mentally, because of heroin’s effect on the bodies’ central nervous system. Addicts easily build up a tolerance to the drug, which causes them to use higher doses more frequently in order to obtain the same high. Once addiction occurs, the addict’s life revolves around the next high and will remain that way until they seek help.
Heroin addiction is a very dangerous problem that may affect any of the 3.7 million people who have experimented with the drug.
According to Narconon, if you are concerned that a friend or loved one may be addicted to this drug, there are several key warning signs and symptoms to look for. These can include:
* Lack of motivation
* Dry mouth
* Small pupils
* Loss of drive and ambition towards life and prior goals
* Withdrawal from family and friends
* A “lost” look in the eyes
* Difficulty speaking
* Poor self-image
* Shortness of breath
* Frequent nausea/vomiting
* Poor memory
* Alternating between sleepiness and alertness
* Injection sites/infections
Narconon.co warns that if a loved one is showing the above signs, they may be addicted to heroin and, as a result, they need immediate help.
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