Heroin is made from a plant called the opium
poppy which is native to the Middle East and
Southeast Asia. It grows in some regions of
Central and South America. The substance that
is turned into opium is found in the seed pod
of the plant. It’s extract then is used heroin.
Heroin is placed first in the “highly addictive”
and the “serious risk of abuse” list. They are
regarded as having “extremely limited medical
or therapeutic value” and as posing serious risk
of abuse because of their addictive properties.
It is classified as a Narcotic drug.
Dr. Feel good
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There are many affects heroin does to the body.
Some are quite similar to smoking and
marijuana. They are: slurred speech,
constricted pupils, slow gait, droopy eyelids,
impaired vision, vomiting and constipation.
Addicted users can develop worse affects like
infection of the heart lining, collapsed veins,
liver disease and abscesses.
Heroin is illegal in the U.S. because of it’s highly
abused and it can’t be used to cure any disease.
Infection of the heart
lining and valves
scarred or collapsed
Medications and behavioral therapies are the
LAAM (levo-alpha-acetyl-methadol) and
buprenorphine, Detoxification, and Methadone