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Why are heroin users looked down on more than any other drug abusers?

Why are heroin users looked down on more than any other drug abusers?

? Most addictive: Herion users are ones most likely to be involved in criminal activity. Also more likely to have abused their bodies more than other drug users and more likely to ignore impact of their drug abuse on family members, friends and work mates. ...Read more

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What are the medical complications associated with chronic heroin abuse?

What are the medical complications associated with chronic heroin abuse?

Many: Long lasting changes to neurotransmitter in the brain, alteration of hormones such as testosterone and thyroid. Iv use increases risk with blood borne infections such as HIV and hep c, accesses infection of heart valves. These are some long term risks, obviously with prolonged use risk increase from acute od such as respiratory depression and death. ...Read more

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How does heroin abuse affect women who are pregnant?

How does heroin abuse affect women who are pregnant?

It's the baby: Heroin affects a pregnant women the same way it affects the nonpregnant. It's the baby you should be concerned about. It will be born addicted, if it survives, and have to go through closely supervised withdrawal at a critically young age. ...Read more

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What's the difference between heavy alcohol abuse and heroin abuse?

What's the difference between heavy alcohol abuse and heroin abuse?

OVERDOSE BOTH FATAL: Alcohol is legal for adults over 21 in us and over 18 in many other countries both are addictive, overdose of both can be fatal.But heroin abuse can cause many medical problems like aids, hepatitis b and c, and is more addictive and dangerous than alcohol alcohol is served everywhere there are celebrations and in limited quanity may ba beneficial for heart but too much causes liver/heart diseass. ...Read more

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When i abused heroin 3years ago, right after the IV injection, my veins on my right bicep went totally red. It was thick red lines. What happend?

When i abused heroin 3years ago, right after the IV injection, my veins on my right bicep went totally red. It was thick red lines. What happend?

This is simple,: As the substance and possible the impurities within induced and irritation / injury of the inner lining of the vein. When this happens blood will clot in the vein and you get an inflammation too called superficial phlebitis: red and painful. Usually a self limiting condition helped with motrin/aleve and local compression. If infection sets "suppurative phlebitis" u need antibiotics too! ...Read more

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I'm addicted to heroin, I'm using 2-3 grams a day snorting. I went to a detox but there more drugs in there. I really just want to give up I need help?

I'm addicted to heroin, I'm using 2-3 grams a day snorting. I went to a detox but there more drugs in there. I really just want to give up I need help?

Life not about quick: fixes to problems, instead a complex process of trial & error; making mistakes, trying something different, gradually (hopefully) learning wisdom. Addictions driven by pain/issues we avoid/deny because seem impossible to find acceptable solutions & people stand as harsh judge&jury on themselves. Not surprised more "drugs"; goal is making progressive transitions from bad to not as bad; eventually ...Read more

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How long does it take for heroin to be undetectable in urine? I recently relapsed & stopped. However, I injected no more than a gram over a 4 day span

How long does it take for heroin to be undetectable in urine? I recently relapsed & stopped. However, I injected no more than a gram over a 4 day span

About a week: About a week after the last use, your urine should be clear of the drug. I trust that you are determined not to do it again! For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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