drug addiction

Heroin: Signs and Symptoms of Abuse.

Heroin can be injected, snorted, smoked or taken orally. Depending on the method used, effects are felt from as quickly as 3 - 5 seconds up to an hour for oral ingestion.

drug paraphernalia Symptoms of abuse:

  • Pulse is slow.
  • Blood pressure low.
  • Body temperature low or below normal.
  • Pupils pinpoint.
  • Euphoria, followed by Drowsines.
  • Clouded mental function.
  • Flushing of skin.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Possible nausea/vomiting.
  • Itching/scratching.
  • Low raspy voice.
  • Constipation.
  • Pain is suppressed.
  • Puncture marks (if injected).

Special Dangers.

  • Can cause death due to respiratory failure.
  • If this drug is used in a different setting from the normal one, the user can overdose on an amount that was previously tolerated.
  • This drug can be mixed with many different things making it hard to judge the exact dose a user is getting.
  • Any injected drugs leave the user open to risk of infection and blood borne diseases.

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