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Why No One Should Do Heroin

Posted on :  March 31st, 2016  |  By :  towardsrecovery

The Internet and social media is full of before-and-after photos of heroin users. These photos show the shocking truth of what happens (not what can happen) to regular users of this highly addictive substance.

Heroin is Never Chic

This drug is one of the most dangerous substances available to people today. In the 1990s, it was actually marketed as a chic drug and the waif-thin look of models in that decade were called “heroin chic.” In reality, there is absolutely nothing chic, fashionable, stylish, or trendy about heroin. The drug will destroy the life of the user over time. The drug will destroy relationships, careers, friendships, health, and so much more. Sadly, millions of people in North America use illegal drugs on a regular basis.

Unfortunately, heroin is one of the drugs that has been increasing in consumption. It is easy to find and affordable. Now that prescription drugs like Oxycontin are more difficult to get, heroin has become the drug of choice for men and women who are looking for an escape from pain on many levels. While the drug may appear to be a miracle in the short term, it is far from it in the long term.

Heroin truly is a substance that no one should ever use

Most people who use heroin inject it directly into their veins. They do this by diluting it with water. It causes the high to happen immediately because the drug moves at a violent pace through the bloodstream and attaches to the opioid receptors in the brain. The drug can also be smoked, eaten, or smoked. But, these other methods do not produce the same high as quickly as the injection does. Therefore, most addicts prefer the injection.

What Happens When Heroin Enters the Body

As soon as heroin enters the system, pain will disappear and the boy relaxes. The drug makes all troubles disappear and a feeling of euphoria comes into being. However, the relaxation does not last. The painkilling sensation also disappears rather quickly. The user responds by taking more and more of the drug to experience the same feeling.

Eventually, the user becomes an addict who will do anything to get more heroin. This is the number one reason why no one should ever try the drug. It can be addicting from the very first hit. Once that first hit comes the body craves more and the brain directs the user to get more. The brain cannot focus on anything else, just the desire for more heroin.

Along with the changes in the brain and the difficulties with addiction, heroin can also cause horrible physical changes. These changes make it difficult to hide and addiction. They can also completely change a user’s appearance. Not one of the changes is glamorous, trendy, or chic.

Heroin users lose weight. The idea of “heroin chic” came from the fact that most heroin users are extremely thin and not in an attractive way. There is nothing chic about using a drug like heroin. Most users are so preoccupied with getting the next hit that they forget to eat.

Along with losing weight, users also develop cellulite. This comes from the constant injections. It makes the skin loose and unsightly. The scars from the injection sites are also quite unattractive.

If heroin addictions prefer to smoke or eat their heroin, they could end up with terrible tooth decay. It is common to see addicts with one or two front teeth, simply because the drug is so damaging and because users who are high forget to care for their mouths.

If tooth decay and cellulite weren’t enough, there are several damaging effects on the skin. The first is that users often develop dark spots, not like age spots, but ugly dark patches that look like damaged skin. They also can develop abscesses from the chemicals in the heroin affecting the skin. Most heroin users end up with scabs from the abscesses on their faces because they pick at them.

Most heroin users look like they have been in a fight and lost. In reality, they have, which is why we offer our programs at Towards Recovery Clinics. Contact us at 905-527-2042 for assistance.

Who We Serve ?

  • Individuals using/abusing street narcotics (e.g. heroin).
  • Patients abusing prescription narcotics(i.e., Codeine, Talwin, Percocet/Percodan, Dilaudid, Morphine or Demerol, et cetera).
  • Individuals displaying any of the following behaviours: Compulsive drug use or drug seeking/craving.
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