Heroin is an extremely addicting drug that many people take and once you start it is very hard to stop. Heroin is derived from morphine and you get it from the opium of poppy. One major thing about heroin which is why it’s so addicting is that it affects the pleasure system in the brain and also interferes with your ability to perceive pain. Heroin is a white to dark brown powder or a tar like substance and has many different street names such as Big H, Dope, Smack, Blacktar, Brown Sugar, and Junk. Heroin is very illegal and is a class I narcotic.
How do you use Heroin? Heroin can be used many different ways because of the purity of the drug. Heroin can be can be injected into the vein which is called mainlining, it can be injected into the muscle, smoked with a pipe, mixed with weed or a cigarette, snorted as a powder and sniffing the smoke which is called “chasing the dragon”.
Heroin has many short term effects and long term effects both which are very harmful and addicting. Some of the short term effects are right after injecting the heroin into the vein you get a rush of euphoria, dry mouth, flushed skin, and the extremities begin to feel very heavy. Following these initial side effects the person begin to feel very drowsy and because heroin depresses the central nervous system mental functioning is clouded which can cause people to make bad decisions while on this drug. Some other short term side effects are slurred and slow speech, unsteady gait, vomiting, trouble seeing at night, and constricted pupils. Some of the long term physical side effects on the body appear from continuous use such as collapsed veins from repeated injections, respiratory problems, pneumonia, cellulites, and liver disease. Also when you buy street heroin it can have other things added into which can cause other life threatening problems.
Many people when they begin taking any type of drug feel like they can control themselves and stop...