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Soraya Jovin

on 15 April 2014

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Transcript of Heroin

Short Term Affects
Long Term Affects
Heroin after being used for awhile can cause conditions like:
-Pustules on the face
-Loss of appetite
-loss of memory
-dependance and gradually you will spend more time,money and energy on it, and dependance can cause you to take a high dose of this drug.

Heroins Affect on your Body if a Person is Addicted
Depending on if a person is addicted to heroin they can and most likely will experience extreme withdrawal symptoms such as:
-extreme craving for the drug
-and muscle and bone pain

Facts about Heroin
1)Heroin is particularly addictive because it enters the brain so rapidly.

2)Heroin comes from opium poppies

3)Heroin can be injected, smoked or sniffed

4)Heroin was first manufactured in 1898 by the Bayer pharmaceutical company of Germany and marketed as a treatment for tuberculosis as well as a remedy for morphine addiction

5)9.2 million people use heroin

Helpful Community Resources
Some community resources in Mississauga that could help heroin addicts and other drug addicts are:
-Heroin Treatment Center
-PAARC(Peel Addiction Assessment & Referral Centre)
But these are only some community resources in Mississauga.
Aka. H, smack, horse, junk, dope and many other names.

Heroin gives you a "rush" or "high" feeling, which is a pleasurable sensation.
With the rush there is usually:
-a warm flushing of skin
-dry mouth
-heavy feeling in the extremities
-and itchiness
And after these affects users are usually drowsy for several hours and then there breathing slows down, and if a person overdosed it could lead to death.

How Heroin will Change Your Life
Thank you for listening and watching my prezi about heroin. I hope it gave you lots of information. To sum it all up I would like to show you a short video on a heroin addicts life.
The Affects Depending on Your Body
Depending on how much a person uses heroin side affects like dependance and addiction may occur if the person uses it alot.If a person is trying heroin for the first time they still could become addicted and have the short term side affects I listed before.If a person uses heroin often side effects are the same dependance and addiction. Depending on how long you use heroin the long term side effects will be more severe. Depending on your age the younger you are like a baby to a 18 year old the worst the side effects. It still dose not make having it older make it any better. Heroin mixed with other drugs can very deadly as well.
Say No to Heroin
What Does Heroin Look Like?
In its purest form, heroin is a fine white powder. But more often, it is found to be rose gray, brown or black in color. The coloring comes from additives which have been used to dilute it, which can include sugar, caffeine or other substances.
Side Effects of Snorting Heroin
If heroin is snorted, side affects like pinpoint pupils and breathing problems could accrue.If the straw to snort heroin is shared side affects such as hepatitis could accrue.

Side Effects Injecting of Heroin
Injecting heroin is the riskiest method for injecting heroin, but seems to be the most common. From injecting it the heroin comes very quickly into the blood system which causes alot of problems.
Side Effects of Smoking Heroin
Another method of having heroin is smoking it. Some side affects of smoking heroin are that it damages the lungs and increases the risk of respiratory diseases like pneumonia and bronchitis and anyway"Ain nobody got time for that".
Since heroin is a depressant it make your body slow down.

With family:
- skip out in family activates
-cause family to be late because there going slow and
sleeping in
-forget what you are suppose to do
In school:
- skip out in friend activates
-miss school because there always feeling sick
-forget what was taught in classes (get bad grades)
With colleagues:
-skip out in work activates
-forget what your boss tells you (get fired)
-lose your job from laziness
Personal Effects of Heroin
Heroin can lead to many problem in a persons life. For example financial problems, emotional problems and serious health problems.
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