One of the
most detrimental drug habits a person can form is a dependency on heroin. This
opiate, which is easily one of the most damaging illegal drugs in the world,
has been known to do immense harm to the user's central nervous system, brain,
and respiratory system. In turn, the body withstands some excruciating side
effects and the user loses control of his or her normal body functions, as well
as the ability to properly engage in typical day-to-day activity.
using the drug, in the short-term, are many. These include difficulty breathing
and other respiratory issues, mental disarray and compromised consciousness,
nausea, vomiting, and numerous types of infections. It can also cause muscle
spasms, migraines, mood swings, and hallucinations. It could get so severe as
to greatly reduce the brain's ability to function and complete loss of motor
suffer from heroin addiction are at a much higher risk of contracting
HIV/AIDS and serious bacterial infections, or blood clots in the brain, heart,
lungs, or other vital organs. This is the result of other impurities in the
drug that do not dissolve quite so easily and therefore get stuck. Such blood
clots could lead to serious infections in the body's vital organs.
addition, the more frequently a person uses the drug, the higher his or her
tolerance is likely to get. Therefore, the user will increase the dosage in
order to achieve the same feeling; every time, this closes the gap between
normal use and an overdose a bit more. Heroin overdose could lead to permanent
damage to the brain, heart, or nervous system, or even death.
too addictive a substance to consider using casually; there are extremely high
rates of accidental overdose. Once the body is addicted to heroin, treatment is
almost always required to stop using. The symptoms of heroin withdrawal are an
entirely separate, but equally stressful, animal from the side effects and are
extremely difficult to overcome. These symptoms – such as insomnia, vomiting,
sweating, muscle spasms, hallucinations, et cetera – are inevitable during
withdrawal, but there are many ways to make them easier to withstand. Hence,
in-patient treatment and/or detoxification programmes are a user's best bet for
ceasing use because medical assistance and aided detoxifications are available.
In any case, it is possible to discontinue drug use and carry on with a healthy
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