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Heroin Dangers

There are many health risks associated with heroin use. Some of them are discussed below. Overdose The biggest risk is death from overdose. It's impossible to judge the purity of street heroin. Many accidental overdoses have occurred when a batch of particularly pure heroin is released onto the streets, overwhelming the built-up tolerances of regular users. Smoking or snorting, rather than injecting, reduces the chance of overdosing but does not eliminate it.


Heroin FAQ

» Will I became addicted after one dose of heroin? » If you don't inject heroin can you still become addicted? » What is "chasing the dragon?" » What does heroin do to the body? » What's the difference between brown and white heroin? » Is it true that heroin is stronger than it used to be? » Is it true that most addicts have HIV? » Where does heroin come from? » Why do heroin addicts use lemon? » Ask a question


Heroin FAQ

» Will I became addicted after one dose of heroin? » If you don't inject heroin can you still become addicted? » What is "chasing the dragon?" » What does heroin do to the body? » What's the difference between brown and white heroin? » Is it true that heroin is stronger than it used to be? » Is it true that most addicts have HIV? » Where does heroin come from? » Why do heroin addicts use lemon? » Ask a question


Heroin History

Heroin, like cocaine, tobacco and most illegal recreational drugs, began life as a 'wonder cure'. In 1900, the German pharmaceutical company Bayer came up with the brand name, Heroin, after heroisch, a German word for something with a pronounced effect even in small doses. It was used enthusiastically all over the world to treat respiratory diseases and even to combat morphine addiction, despite being twice as habit-forming itself. addictive Gradually however people began to notice heroin wasn't quite so wonderful. Patients tended to become highly addicted very quickly with pronounced withdrawal symptoms if the drug was taken away.


Heroin Overdose

Heroin works on the central nervous system. It slows down the heartbeat. Breathing is dramatically slowed as well. Consciousness may be lost. Any of these effects can be fatal if the dose is too high. Depending on purity and the user, a lethal dose of heroin may range from 200 to 500mg, but hardened addicts have survived doses of 1800mg and over. However, with street heroin there is no absolutely certain "safe dosage". It depends on tolerance, amount and purity taken. tolerance Overdose can occur when a dose taken is greater than what the user is used to. A tolerable dose for an addict could be fatal to a first-time user. Take a little to begin with and wait.



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