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Substance Abuse

Heroin
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Brendan S

on 7 December 2009

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Transcript of Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Heroin pysical, emotional and social effects Heroin phisical effects Depending on the user and how pure the heroin your
using is, the heroin can have multiple effects. What does heroin look like? Physical effects of heroin (short term):
After the user takes heroin they will get somthing called
Euphoria or "rush". After the euphoria the user is
accompanied by a warm flushing of the users skin also
followed by a dry mouth. After euphoria the user goes "on the nod"
also known as a drowsy sleepless state, when you can berily think because of depression from the center of the nerval system. Other short ter physical effects:
After taking heroin your speech could
get slowed, droopy eyelids, can't see
well in the dark and vomiting. Long term physical effects:
Long term physical effects only happen
after taking heroin for a certain period of time. Chronic users (people that can't stop) may have collapsed veins, infection of the heart lining and valves, abscesses, cellulites and even liver disease. Other long term physical efects:
Street heroin may not disolve after taken and could clog up the blood vessels.
Heroin emotional effects may cause
depression and lack of motivation,
but before you become depressed
you become very happy and hyper. Other emotional effects of heroin:
Heroin also supresses emotions
and causes emotional growth to
become arrested. Heroin emotional effects
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