Health Care

Heroin’s Negative Effects


Morphine is used to make Heroin, which is a strong drug. It interferes with the body’s ability to feel pain and impacts the brain’s pleasure systems. It was originally synthesized in 1874, and by the early 1900s, it had become widely utilized in medicine. During this time, no one realized how addicting it was. Heroin is now outlawed in the United States, and it is no longer utilized in medicine.

Pure Heroin is a bitter-tasting white powder. This type is rarely found on the streets. On the streets, heroin comes in a variety of colors, ranging from white to dark brown. The contaminants left behind for the manufacturing impact the color of Heroin. Heroin could be injected, smoked, sniffed, or snorted, among other methods.

Big H, Blackstar, Brown Sugar, Dope, Horse, Junk, Mud, Skag, and Smack are some of the street names for Heroin. Heroin combined with marijuana is referred to as an A-Bomb. Nose Drops are a fluid form of Heroin, while Dragon Rock is Heroin combined with Cocaine. Cocaine produces chest pain and increases blood pressure, which can lead to a heart attack. Another dreadful fact would be that a cocaine user can contract AIDS by needle sharing used to inject the drug. Cocaine reduces the level of the protein PSD-95 in the brain, which is responsible for training and long-term memory, according to one study. As a result, a cocaine user’s memory and learning abilities may be harmed.

Miscarriages, heart infections, and death from overdose are among issues related to Heroin usage. HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, poisoning, stroke, skin infections, ruptured veins, and lung infections are among the other dangers.

Tolerance, addiction, and withdrawal are all overdose long term effects. Withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, muscle and bone discomfort, diarrhoea, vomiting, and cold flashes, which usually begin 8 to 12 hours after the last dose.

In 1914, the Harrison Narcotic Act was enacted in an attempt to reduce Heroin usage and addiction. In 1924, the Heroin Act was passed. The statute made it unlawful to make and possess Heroin.

Kids as young as 13 years old are misusing Heroin, and it can cost up to $200 per day to maintain a Heroin addiction.