Heroin is an addictive drug found as a white or dark brown color in its powdered form being formulated from morphine. This drug adversely affects the working of the brain and leaves people with very harsh results. People have been consuming it for years and suffering from its unsympathetic effects, which can even cause death.
How is Heroin Used?
Heroin may be taken in several ways, depending on the choice and preference of the users and also in its purity. Heroin may be injected into the veins, or into the muscles, it can be smoked in standard wooden or glass pipes, which is mixed with regular cigarette and marijuana joints, or inhaled in its powered form with the help of straws, which is popularly termed as ‘Chasing the dragon’, or even sniffed through the nose.
Short Term Addiction Signs of Heroin
The short-term addiction signs of heroin appear to show soon after a single dose and generally fade away after a few hours. When heroin is injected into the veins, the addicts experience some sort of adrenaline rush, which is accompanied by dry mouth, warm flushing on the skin and sense several extremities. After the initial excitement, the users will have alternate drowsy and insomniac state. The mental functioning weakens due to despair of the central nervous system. Other addiction signs of heroin include slurred and sluggish speech, slow walk, droopy eyelids, contracted pupils, vomiting, constipation, and impaired vision.
Long Term Addiction Signs of Heroin
Long-term addiction signs of heroin result in developing collapsed veins, liver infections, swellings, infection in valves and lining of heart, and cellulites. It also results in many pulmonary complications such as pneumonia, which may be due to poor health conditions of the addicts, and also lead to severe respiratory problems. Other addiction signs of heroin include clogging of blood vessels, which may lead to a damaged liver, kidneys, lungs, and even the brain. Addiction signs of heroin may cause certain infection and even damage, and restrict new cell formation in the vital organs. With increased intake of heroin the tolerance power develops, which will lead to more usage of heroin to acquire the same effect or intensity of highs. With more dosages the physical dependence is developed.
Heroin is highly addictive and is illegal for consumption. The addiction signs of heroin can be evident from the symptoms such as poor appetite, vomiting, restlessness, dry mouth, and insomnia, bone and muscular pain, and other symptoms, which lead to fatal consequences, even death.