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Doctor insights on: What Does Heroin Look Like In A Bag

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What does a heroin overdose look like?

What does a heroin overdose look like?

Coma&depressed breat: Due to respritory depression and arrest is the cause with heroin overdose can cause sudden death
do you really want to see what it looks like go to youtube and see the video. ...Read more

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Expensive drugs like heroin, cocaine etc are becoming too popular, why?

Expensive drugs like heroin, cocaine etc are becoming too popular, why?

They've always been: There were actually a greater proportion of our population using opiates and Cocaine at the turn of the 20th century (the late 19th century and early 20th) than there are now. Actually, these drugs are much less expensive than they used to be, with heroin being available for as little as $3 a bag (about 20 mg/heroin) and Cocaine at $25/gram. Abuse of prescription opiates has increased heroin use. ...Read more

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Why do people say oxycontin is like heroin?

Why do people say oxycontin is like heroin?

Oxycontin heroin: This is because everytime you take one Oxycontin you feel a high. This high is due to the 30% immediate release that gives you a plasma boost. ...Read more

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What is being high on heroin like? How dangerous is it?

What is being high on heroin like? How dangerous is it?

Very dangerous: And the high cannot really be described. George Gay MD wrote a book on heroin that was subtitled - it feels so good don't try it even once. It is an intense euphoria, a feeling of well-being and separation from all pain, physical, mental and emotional. However, many heroin users will tell you that they spend the rest of their lives trying to reproduce that first high (unsuccessfully). ...Read more

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What is being high on heroin like? How dangerous is it?

What is being high on heroin like? How dangerous is it?

Very dangerous: And the high cannot really be described. George Gay MD wrote a book on heroin that was subtitled - it feels so good don't try it even once. It is an intense euphoria, a feeling of well-being and separation from all pain, physical, mental and emotional. However, many heroin users will tell you that they spend the rest of their lives trying to reproduce that first high (unsuccessfully). ...Read more

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How does heroin affect the nervous system, like memory, mental health etc?

Heroin: When heroin enters the brain, it's converted back into morphine and binds to opioid receptors on cells. These receptors are in the brain, brain stem, spinal cord, and rest of body -- especially parts involving pain perception and reward. Using heroin causes a brief euphoria followed by general nervous system depression. Regular use changes brain function, leading to tolerance & addiction. ...Read more

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Is gambling addiction a real addiction (like heroin)?

Is gambling addiction a real addiction (like heroin)?

Yes: If by "real addiction" you mean "very hard to stop" and "can actually get physical symptoms when you try to stop", then indeed it is. The physical symptoms are milder but the craving is as real, and the risk of suicide is far greater. Don't look down on a compulsive gambler as weak; it's a strange combination of brain chemicals, and may respond to medication and/or wise talk. ...Read more

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Does oxytocin act like heroin? Please, need some answers?

Does oxytocin act like heroin? Please, need some answers?

I think you are: Mixing up Oxytocin, which is a hormone produced by women in labor and during breastfeeding (and is available as a medication to help induce labor) with OxyContin, which is a brand name of a sustained release oxycodone. Oxycodone is a cousin of heroin, and in fact when OxyContin first started getting popular in some rural areas, it was called "hillbilly heroin." ...Read more

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Why can't I quit heroin?

Why can't I quit heroin?

Addiction to Heroin: Your brain has receptors that when given an opioid medication, heroin, morphine, hydrocodone, will be stimulated, which causes as cascade of Dopamine down the "reward pathway." for some individuals this is very strong, and they crave multiple doses and stronger doses, leading to addiction. A supportive treatment program that includes detox can get you going the right direction. ...Read more

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How does heroin affect your body?

How does heroin affect your body?

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

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Could heroin have any medical uses?

Afraid not. ..: The risk to benefit ratio is way too big. ...Read more

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What are the effects of using heroin?

Too many to count: Pure pharmaceutical heroin does what any other opioid would do - reduce pain, produce sedation and euphoria, and if the dose is too high - cause stupor, coma and ultimately respiratory failure and death. However, heroin found in US is NOT pure or sterile, and contaminants and unsterile use (with needle/works sharing) result in infections like hep B/C, AIDS, as well as severe addiction/dependency. ...Read more

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How long does heroin stay in your body?

How long does heroin stay in your body?

Heroin: The half life of heroin is 8 hours. Generally it take 5 half lives for a drug to be removed from the body. Thus, heroin is metabolized and out of the body in 40 hours if the body is functioning correctly. ...Read more

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What sorts of effects does heroin have?

What sorts of effects does heroin have?

Effects: Simple answer.. Nothing good. All bad and no good.
From distorted veins, to loss of family, your own dignity, Jobs and responsibilities, to stealing and robbing on to bigger crimes
Not talking of your own health ramifications
which are too numerous to count. ...Read more

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What can help with withdraw from heroin?

What can help with withdraw from heroin?

Time...and meds: The symptoms will subside with time. There are medications that can help with the symptoms, including clonidine, antiemetics, and antispasmodics. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do to get off heroin for good?

What do I do to get off heroin for good?

Detox & Treatment: First, get help to safely withdraw from heroin. Then get involved in treatment and support groups. Heroin anonymous is a 12 step group for people addicted to heroin. Group therapy for addiction helps. In addition, there are medications for opioid dependence (including heroin)--naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine--that can help in the long or short-term. Keep trying! ...Read more

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Is it possible to "freak out" on heroin?

Is it possible to "freak out" on heroin?

Yes: One issue about heroin is that you don't actually know what it has been cut with. It may be cut with strychnine or other toxic compounds. Psychosis has been reported with withdrawal. ...Read more

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What are the active chemicals in heroin?

What are the active chemicals in heroin?

Heroin: Is diacetylmorphine, which is a form of morphine that gets through the blood-brain barrier far more quickly than does morphine itself, and has a more intense euphoria and much faster onset. However, the actual ACTIVE ingredient is the morphine to which heroin is metabolized. There is a specific metabolite 6-monoacetylmorphine that is only found when heroin is used, and is also an active opioid. ...Read more

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Can heroin leave your system in 14 days?

Yes: However, heroin withdrawal is extremely uncomfortable - though not dangerous unless you have other medical conditions that make it so. So, if you are deciding to quit now, please talk to you doctor about meds you can get to manage withdrawal. ...Read more

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What is a good way to stop heroin cravings?

What is a good way to stop heroin cravings?

Buprenorphine.: Taking methodone or buprenorphine will usually eliminate cravings. The latter is the best opioid dependence treatment available today. Unfortunately, only 3% of physicians have the DEA waiver to prescribe it. ...Read more

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What to do if my sister is a heroin addict?

What to do if my sister is a heroin addict?

For her, nothing you: Can do except tell her how you feel. For yourself, getting family counseling and/or attending alanon meetings (a self-help group for family members of addicts) can help you deal with your guilt, shame, anger, concern and all the other feelings you likely have. Nobody can make anybody else change - she has to want to. People in alanon or counselors can help you understand what you can;can't do. ...Read more

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How can you help a heroin addict to recover?

How can you help a heroin addict to recover?

You can't- sort of: What I mean is you can HELP, but they don't recover until THEY want to. What most of us do when a friend, relative or loved one has addiction (or obesity, or smoking or whatever) is nag them, and that ends up doing more harm than good. What we need to do is 1) stop enabling their addiction if we are doing that and 2) tell me we love them (or like them) and we want the best for them. Attend Alanon ...Read more

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How much heroin is needed to create an addict?

How much heroin is needed to create an addict?

Any amount: The obsession with use, and the compulsion to use can operate at any amount of the drug. ...Read more

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How would you know if your overdosing on heroin?

Death: 'overdosing' on any substance (including alcohol) can kill a person. This especially includes heroin. Use of heroin is associated with a variety of severe emotional and general medical difficulties. ...Read more

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Does anyone ever become a heroin addict by choice?

Does anyone ever become a heroin addict by choice?

Unlikely: I don't think people wake up and think, "i'm going to become a heroin addict today". People become heroin addicts because they like the way they feel on heroin, they have a genetic predisposition toward opiate addiction, and usually (but not always) they are not coping well with the problems in their lives. Some may be depressed and self destructive to boot, but no one asks for addiction. ...Read more

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What are the signs that someone is high on heroin?

What are the signs that someone is high on heroin?

See below: They may be sedated or acting strange. The pupils of their eyes will be small. ...Read more