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how will herion affect the brain in the long term?

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Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Im not a neuroscientist but the effects of drugs on the brain would depend on many variables, including baseline function, length of time and extent of exposure and other exposures.
Answered on Aug 13, 2012
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
It destroys lives: Heroin use/addiction destroys many lives, the users and their family and friends, and negatively affect society in general (huge healthcare recourse/cost burden). Some of the effects on the brain itself is pictured here. It also affect your circulatory/respiratory system. Stop it now and seek help--only u can turn your life around. Life is precious. Be good. Be alive! good luck.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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