Effects of Heroin

2014 there was about 20,000 deaths related to heroin.


  • a highly addictive analgesic drug derived from morphine, often used illicitly as a narcotic producing euphoria
Common/street names
  • Smack
  • Junk
  • H
  • Horse
  • Fix
  • Dope
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Facts About Heroin

  • According to the National International Drug Central Program (UNDCP), about 9.8 million people around the world use Heroin.
  • Mental health service administration in 2003, found that about 3.7 million kids from 12-17 use Heroin
  • Heroin is a multi-billion dollar international business.\
  • For 1 oz of Heroin it would cost about 420-560 dollars.
  • Heroin was the first discovered drug 5,000 years ago.
  • 1.5 million total arrest due to drug in 2015.
  • The opium poppy naturally grows in Middle East, Southeast Asia, and parts of Central and Southern America.
  • Heroin users are one of the most at risk group for the contraction of HIV or Aids.
  • Creates a sticky feeling in the mouth or in throat and you can become cold clammy and pale.
  • In 2015, there were 1,561,231 arrests due to drugs.

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Affects of Heroin (shot-term)

  • The intensity of the rush is a function of how much drug is taken and how rapidly the drug enters the brain and binds to the opioid receptors. With heroin, the rush is usually accompanied by a warm flushing of the skin, dry mouth, and a heavy feeling in the extremities, which may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and severe itching. After the initial effects, users usually will be drowsy for several hours; mental function is clouded; heart function slows; and breathing is also severely slowed, sometimes enough to be life-threatening. Slowed breathing can also lead to coma and permanent brain damage

Long Term Affects Of Heroin


  • Bad teeth
  • Inflammation of the gums
  • Constipation
  • Cold sweats
  • Itching
  • Weakening of the immune system
  • Coma
  • Respiratory (breathing) illnesses
  • Muscular weakness, partial paralysis
  • Reduced sexual capacity and long-term impotence in men
  • Menstrual disturbance in women
  • Inability to achieve orgasm (women and men)
  • Loss of memory and intellectual performance
  • Introversion
  • Depression
  • Pustules on the face
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia
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