Heroin addiction is one of the worst drug addictions in the whole world! Addictive use of heroin leads to chaos in life, physical and psychological dangers and a world of consequences. Physical dependence is said to begin after just a single use of heroin in some people which is why heroin addiction is such a dangerous possibility. Faster acting than morphine and highly addictive, lack of heroin use will lead the user to feel a range of uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that are typically the cause for subsequent use.
After a single use of heroin, the individual may feel nauseous or sleepy. Subsequent uses result in less nausea and increase the level of withdrawal symptoms that are felt when the heroin wears off. These withdrawal symptoms cause the user turn to heroin in an effort to stop the withdrawals—from this point on the individual is officially addicted to heroin.
In the case of heroin, long-term use modifies the brain’s dopamine systems which eventually leads the brain to become dependent on heroin, which often leads to addiction.
Effects of Heroin Use
The effects of heroin take place very shortly after use and tend to persist for a period of a few hours.
Heroin has the following effects on the user:
lowered ability to cough
heaviness in the limbs
After these initial effects, Heroin users will feel drowsy and have decreased mental function for several hours following heroin use.
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