Caffeine vs Heroin

The major and minor effects drugs have on your body.

The Dangers of Excesive Caffeine Intake

Starting at the age of 12, over 100 million people in the United States are avid coffee drinkers. Everyone consumes about 9 ounces of caffeine per day or approximately 3 cups but, how much is too much? Caffeine is a psycho-active stimulant and an ergogenic substance. It increases blood pressure and heart rate by releasing catecholamines into the blood plasma. Caffeine is a drug that is highly addictive. Abstinence syndrome can begin within 18 hours of last dose. This brings on symptoms such as anxiety, nausea, headaches, and muscle tension. Consuming more than 500 mg a day can also lead to more severe health risks like heart attacks, and cancer. Those who drink more than two cups of coffee a day double their risks of bladder and pancreas cancer. Doctor Brian McMahon published a study that stated coffee may have caused nearly half of the pancreatic cancers in the U.S. Despite the harmful effects of caffeine steps can be taken to reduce the risks. If one drinks a glass of water before drinking coffee, it can reduce the adverse effects. Monitoring your intake of caffeine will allow you to feel better rested and boost your energy level.
Your Brain On Coffee

How a heroin addiction effects your life

Many people start using heroin at a young age. The average ages of users are between 12-17 years. Over 1.5 Million Americans are chronic heroin users. Usually it starts with just a sampling then, within a few “hits” it turns into an expensive habit. Heroin can be consumed three ways; snorting, smoking, and injecting. People snort heroin to avoid the other hazards of heroin. However, heroin injection is the usual route of administration. Many heroin addicts are aware of the dangerous of contracting HIV or other blood diseases and viruses in the body. So, they snort or smoke heroin to avoid this. Snorting heroin may decrease risk of some disease, it is still extremely dangerous. Heroin is extremely addictive and harmful to the body. Heroin is self-medicated and is taken to feel stimulated. Those who snort heroin carry the risks of asthma attacks, nosebleeds, breathing problems, and damage to the nasal passages. Sharing straws can also be risky because you can get infections. Over time, heroin use can begin to damage your internal organs and alter brain chemistry. Specifically, adverse effects of heroin can include confusion, depression, slowed heart rate and breathing, diarrhea, hallucinations, loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and seizures. Most of these effects are overlooked due to the major effect heroin users can encounter. That is overdoses. Overdoses usually occur when heroin is injected into the body. As heroin enters the bloodstream its travels through the body to the brain, cells, and organs. If a lethal dose is administered, the organs will shut down completely causing the user to die.

How to Recieve Help

The Narconon Colorado; A Life Worth Saving Organization helps addicts get sober. It is a safe environment that allows them to cope with their addictions in a healthy way.

The life of a Heroin addict

The New Face of Heroin Addiction

Vocabulary

Addiction is a brain disease that causes a continuous use of a harmful substance, despite the consequences.

Overdose to exceed the recommended quantity of a stimulating drug.

Stimulant is something that increases activity, interest, or enthusiasm in a specified field.