We all have heard of this term known as substance abuse. It is sad to state that one such substance that is abused on a regular basis by people all around the world especially youngsters is drugs. People start off by taking mild drugs like cannabis and little by little start becoming addicts. Once a person gets into the phase that they cannot reach that high with mild drugs like weed then they start taking the hard stuff. In this particular article, we are going to be discussing one such drug that is dangerous, harmful and is known to kill. The name of the deadly drug is heroin. Now let us take a look into some of the physical dangers that are associated with this particular drug. Treating heroin addiction in the early stages is important otherwise it could prove to be fatal.
Physical Dangers Associated with Heroin Abuse: Some of the physical dangers that have been known to be associated with people taking this drug include
- Liver diseases
- Lack of stress-control skills
- Infertility (in women)
- Reduced Sex Drive
- Skin Infections
- Heart Infections
- Chronic Constipation
- Kidney Diseases
- Collapsed Veins
- Pulmonary Infections
- Lastly deterioration of the white matter that exists in our brains
These are few of the physical dangers that are associated with heroin abuse. These are however long-term effects of abusing heroin. There are certainly short-term dangers to your health as well due to heroin abuse. The short-term effects include
Short-Term Effect of Heroin Abuse: Some of the Short-term effects of heroin abuse include
- Severe Itching
- Flushed and warm skin
- Euphoric rushes which can last for around 3 to 5 hours
- There is a sensation of heaviness that exists in the limbs
- Entering a trance-like a state which can last for 4 to 6 hours
- Other basic symptoms include vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite.
Thus from the above discussion, we have a general idea of all the dangers that are associated with the abuse of drugs especially the drug heroin. If health is wealth then people should definitely avoid taking this particular drug.