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Is There A Certain Place On Your Body Where It Is Bad To Shoot Heroin
Where to start?: Heroin, if pure (as in England) used with sterile precautions, has same side effects as any other opioid - constipation, respiratory depression if excessive, and producing physical dependency - withdrawal if stopped abruptly. However, non-sterile injected heroin can cause abscesses in skin, brain, lung, bone & heart valves, pulmonary edema and kidney failure, hepB/C, AIDS&other infections. ...Read more
High-dose endorphin: Human beings (and other animals as well) make their own "opioids" during times of stress, when in pain, when exercising and when happy - these are enkephalins and endorphins. Large amounts of these cause an intense euphoria - a "rush" or "high." Heroin is an extremely effective drug that crosses into the brain very quickly and has fewer side effects than morphine, producing this same euphoria. ...Read more
Can you tell me what happens if one day decided to shoot up heroin, not smoke it or snort it, but inject it. Would this person die ?
No: Otherwise we would have about a million people who are shooting heroin every day lying on our streets. In my experience, many (even most) people who begin snorting or smoking heroin end up injecting it. Most have the sense to lower the dose they inject, knowing that it is "stronger" when injected iv. Unless the individual uses a larger dose than they are used to, death generally doesn't occur. ...Read more
Where to start?: Heroin, if a pure pharmaceutical (as in England) administered with sterile precautions, has same side effects as any other opioid - constipation, respiratory depression if excessive, and producing physical dependency - withdrawal if stopped abruptly. However, non-sterile injected heroin can cause abscesses in skin, brain, lung, bone & heart valves, pulmonary edema and kidney failure, many others. ...Read more
Get help: In general, a relationship when a partner is using, ultimately has conflict. Try to get help for this very serious problem. ...Read more
Relativity: " bad" is a relative term. Are you asking about addiction, purity, side effects, potency, social stigma ? Heroin is the basis of all opiates. If heroin is manufactured under pharmacological quality controls, then there is no issue of purity. In terms of other characteristics, that depends on the user's physiology. ...Read more
Heroin vs Tramadol?: If heroin is in your body, you should have no need of Tramadol until the heroin is nearly metabolized.Heroin, besides its horrendous psychophysiologic effects, also produces pain relief.I recommend waiting until the heroin has cleared, then trying Tramadol but, truthfully, if your system is used to the strength of heroin, Tramadol is likely to have little pain-relieving effect. ...Read more
Can anyone answer why ibogaine is not available to cure methadone and heroin addiction instantly by resetting the body?
Not that simple: Ibogaine is available in multiple clinics in mexico for dealing with addiction. Caution is advised. It is not an automatic cure, and there are dangers like sudden cardiac death and autonomic dysfunction. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16698188 more needs to be looked at if this is to be used on larger scale, even though some have found benefit in both opiate and Cocaine addiction. ...Read more
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