Caffeine vs Heroin
The major and minor effects drugs have on your body.
The Dangers of Excesive Caffeine Intake
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.
Smoking heroin is the least common way of consumption. It involves a piece of aluminum foil, a lighter, and a straw. Heroin is first placed on the foil. Underneath there is a flame heating the heroin. Most users just breath in the smoke however, some use a straw to get a more concentrated amount.
Snorting heroin can cause overdose, death, and infectious diseases. Snorting involves inhaling heroin powder through the nose. It then enters the bloodstream through the nasal tissues. It is usually snorted by using a straw or rolled up paper. This causes an automatic high for the user. Although this is the least dangerous way to take heroin it is still a toxic drug with many hazardous consequences.
Injecting heroin is the most dangerous and most common way to take the drug. When injecting heroin into the body it first goes into the bloodstream. This is super dangerous because overtime it kills cells throughout your body and damages organs. Important organs vital to surviving no longer function properly. Heroin kills blood cells, brain cells, and tissues in the body. Due to the direct introduction into the body a large quantity can be lethal to the recipient.
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The life of a Heroin addict
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.