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Doctor insights on: Why Are Heroin Users Looked Down On More Than Any Other Drug Abusers

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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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How long does it take heroin drugs to work out of your system?

How long does it take heroin drugs to work out of your system?

Elimination: Heroin last about 3- 6 hrs. But you will still test positive for about 7 days. ...Read more

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Could heroin slow your heat rate down?

Could heroin slow your heat rate down?

Yes: It had a more significant effect on breathing which usually precedes slowing of the heart. Please do not use heroin for any reason. It is deadly and addicting. ...Read more

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What other drug can you take to prevent a overdose from heroin?

What other drug can you take to prevent a overdose from heroin?

Only blockers: Like Naltrexone will prevent an overdose but these can also precipitate withdrawal. Certain family members will keep injectible Narcan (naloxone) around to respond to an overdose; this will wear off in an hour or two. ...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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I tested positive for heroin using a drug swab test. Never even seen heroin let alone use. Any ideas what caused this?

May never find out: From time to time, labs make mistakes. Specimens get switched. Technicians make clerical errors. Poppy seeds may have cross-reacted. Or if it's just a swab and there is no second test, a simple false-positive 'for no reason.' a test result cannot have any medicolegal consequence unless it is confirmed by a second test that uses a different chemical principle. ...Read more

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If someone who is a heroin addict throws up everyday, sometimes more then once, is it more then likely the heroin? Or could it be something else?

If someone who is a heroin addict throws up everyday, sometimes more then once, is it more then likely the heroin? Or could it be something else?

Either: Vomiting is a common symptom of heroin withdrawal. Heroin is very short acting and highly addictive. Your body starts to need it and the more you use the more your body needs. Within a few hours most of the heroin leaves your body causing withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, muscle cramps, and "the shakes." vomiting can also be due to many other illnesses. ...Read more

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Do you know if opioids are more harmful than heroin?

Do you know if opioids are more harmful than heroin?

Non-heroin opioids..: may be addictive if taken in large amounts for long periods of time or for non-medical reasons. However, heroin is more harmful than opioids because it has no medical necessity and even the smallest amount taken will lead to addiction. ...Read more

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What drugs is worse for your health: tobacco, alcohol or heroin?

Its not a contest: What's better for your health, great sleep, excellent nutrition, or a positive outlook on life? Answer: all of the above! (i don't mean to be snarky). There is no level of tobacco or heroin that's ok. Alcohol is a different story, but it's not clear whether there is a 'healthy' amount, or if drinking a small amount does not worsen your health risk. Heroin and tobacco are both highly addictive. ...Read more