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I use to alleviate stress, to feel content -HOW IS IT HURTING ANYONE?

Heroin Although initially individuals do experience a feeling of euphoria from heroin use, the feeling is short lived. Post the initial "rush" drowsiness sets in and yes, users of this drug describe experiencing a sense of joy or peace. Once the tolerance for heroin develops (sometimes within 3 days) the individual needs more and more and more and more heroin at shorter and shorter intervals. Their heroin addiction overtakes their life and the fear of experiencing painful heroin withdrawal symptoms keeps the individuals engaged in the ongoing cycle of use.

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Heroin is one of the most addictive substances created. Produced from the poppy, heroin is a semi-synthetic form of morphine. Heroin can be taken orally, smoked, or injected Injecting heroin, either into a muscle or directly into a vein, also makes heroin much more dangerous than many other addictive drugs. There is increased risk of infection, direct damage to veins, contracting sexually transmitted diseases, and overdose. Uncertainty in dosage through injection can be fatal. Women Drug Treatment provides HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis prevention education and makes referrals for communicable disease testing for those individuals requesting service due to engagement in high risk behaviors during use.

Signs of Heroin use:

  • Person doesn't feel pain
  • Sedation effect
  • Euphoria effect
  • Small pupils
  • Vomiting
  • Flushed skin