Why do people Take Drugs?
Most people take a drug to change something about their life. They want to fit in with a crowd or group. Some want to relax, escape or relieve boredom. There are even the curious or experimental group that just want to seem grown up. Many believe that drugs are the solution, eventually they are the problem.
How do drugs work?
Drugs are poisons. How much one takes will alter the effect the drug has. A small amount acts a stimulant, a greater amount slows you down and an even larger amount can kill you. This information is true of any drug you put in your body. They directly affect the mind, distort the user’s perception and as a result may make the person irrational and even destructive.
AKA: Big H, H, Junk, Skag, Horse, Smack, Thunder, Hell Dust, Nose Drops
What does it look like?
In its purest form, heroin is a fin white power. But more often is found to be a rose gray, brown or black in color. The coloring comes from additives which have been used to dilute it. The various additives do not fully dissolve when added and when they are injected into the body, they can clog the blood vessels that lead to the lungs, kidneys or brain.
How is it used?
It can be injected , smoked or sniffed.
What are some Short –Term Effects?
“Rush, Slowed breathing, clouded mental functioning, nausea and vomiting, sedation, drowsiness, Hypothermia
What are some Long-term Effects?
Bad Teeth, Inflammation of the gums, constipation, cold sweats, itching, weakening of the immune system, coma, respiratory illnesses, muscular weakness, reduced sexual capacity and long-term impotence in men, menstrual disturbance in women, loss of memory, introversion, depression, pustules on the face, loss of appetite, insomnia
“I’ll just try it once”
A single dose of Heroin can lead a person to the road of addiction. Those who turn down the path of Heroin find it nearly impossible to turn back.