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Transcript of Heroin
doses over time, the body becomes dependent on heroin, requiring more and more of the drug to function. 3-What happens when an addict stops
taking heroin? 4 - How can we treat heroin addiction? Several treatments can help including
behavioural therapies and medications. Their goal is to help addicts stop using heroin and return to stable and productive lives. By:Elia Heroin Overdose By: Laura Heroin overdose affects many body systems. It slows breathing, causes a dry mouth, small pupils, low blood pressure, stomach pains, drowsiness and sometimes a coma. In severe cases, it leads to death.
Take Me in Your Arms
So now, little man, you've grown tired of grass
LSD, goofballs, cocaine and hash,
and someone, pretending to be a true friend,
said, "I'll introduce you to Miss Heroin."
Well honey, before you start fooling with me,
just let me inform you of how it will be.
For I will seduce you and make you my slave,
I've sent men much stronger than you to their graves.
You think you could never become a disgrace,
and end up addicted to Poppy seed waste.
So you'll start inhaling me one afternoon,
you'll take me into your arms very soon.
And once I've entered deep down in your veins,
The craving will nearly drive you insane.
You'll swindle your mother and just for a buck.
You'll turn into something vile and corrupt.
You'll mug and you'll steal for my narcotic charm,
and feel contentment when I'm in your arms.
The day, when you realize the monster you've grown,
you'll solemnly swear to leave me alone.
If you think you've got that mystical knack,
then sweetie, just try getting me off your back.
The vomit, the cramps, your gut tied in knots.
The jangling nerves screaming for one more shot.
The hot chills and cold sweats, withdrawal pains,
can only be saved by my little white grains.
There's no other way, and there's no need to look,
for deep down inside you know you are hooked.
You'll desperately run to the pushers and then,
you'll welcome me back to your arms once again.
And you will return just as I foretold!
I know that you'll give me your body and soul.
You'll give up your morals, your conscience, your heart.
And you will be mine until, "Death Do Us Part" Poem By: Anonymous Submitted by: Laura By: Elia and Laura http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002861.htm http://www.easyread.drugabuse.gov/heroin-facts.php http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroin http://www.wowzone.com/heroin.htm Thank you Dr. Dyan Kimia for giving us information about heroin. By: Laura By: Laura By:Laura www.youtube.com If addicts stop heroin, they have withdrawal symptoms, which can begin as early as a few hours after the last drug
administration. These symptoms include muscle and bone pain, diarrhea, vomiting , insomnia, cold flashes with goose bumps (“cold turkey”), and kicking movements (“kicking the habit.") Users experience severe craving for the drug during withdrawal, which can cause continued abuse and/or relapse. accompanied with a dry mouth, a warm flushing of the skin, heaviness of the extremities, and clouded thinking. Following this initial feeling, the user goes “on the nod,” alternating between wakeful and drowsy states. Heroin makes people feel sleepy, like they're in a dream. Heroin makes the pupils (the black circle in the center of each eye) get very small. Medications include buprenorphine and methadone, both of which work by binding to the same cell receptors as heroin but more weakly, helping a person wean off the drug and reduce craving; and naltrexone, which blocks opioid receptors and prevents the drug from having an effect. Another drug called naloxone is sometimes used as an emergency treatment to counteract the effects of heroin overdose. 10 facts Introduction 10. Heroin craving can persist years after drug use stops, and can be exposure to stress or people, places, and things associated with drug use. Today, we will be talking about drugs, specifically one drug, heroin. We will be discussing the negative consequences that occur when taking heroin. We will be talking about the dangers of the drug. We will tell you how heroin can change your life. It can change your body mentally and physically. I hope this presentation will teach you and will convince you not to heroin. By: Elia By: Elia 1. Heroin is a highly addictive drug that is processed from morphine, which is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant.
2.Heroin can be injected, snorted/sniffed, or smoked. It is highly addictive and enters the brain very quickly.
3.In fact, many of heroin’s newest addicts are in their teens or early 20s; many also come from middle classes. 4.When an addict stops using, he experiences physical withdrawal, which can begin within just a few hours since the last use. A few of the Symptoms include:
Muscle and bone pain
5.In heroin’s purest form it is a fine, white powder. More often than not, it is found to be rose gray, brown or black. 6.Toxic ingredients are usually mixed with heroin so the true purity of the drug and its strength is usually hard to really know. 7.Approximately 9.2 million people in the world use heroin. 8- Major withdrawal symptoms peak between 48 and 72 hours after the last dose and can last up to a week. 9. 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. Conclusion By : Elia and Laura We hope you have learned how heroin can change your life, and affect your body both mentally and physically. It is addictive, destructive and deadly. Hopefully, this project has made an impact on your future choices and heroin will never be a part of your life.