What is Heroin?
Buy Heroin Online is an illegal substance in the opioid class.
(Other opioids include morphine, codeine, pethidine, buprenorphine and methadone.)
Heroin is made from the sap of the opium poppy.
It is highly addictive and people who use it can become dependent and experience cravings.
Initial effects include feelings of wellbeing and relief from physical pain.
One of the adverse effects of using heroin is the risk of overdose.
Longer-term use can cause significant health and lifestyle problems.
Dealers usually mix or ‘cut’ heroin with other substances – such as sugar, paracetamol or caffeine– to boost their profits.
This means that the person using heroin has no idea if the dose will be strong or weak.
Heroin generally takes the form of granules or powder, and can range in colour from white to brown.
Users generally inject it intravenously (into a vein), but they can also snort or smoke it.
Common slang terms for heroin include ‘smack’, ‘horse’ and ‘hammer’.
How heroin works?
Buy Heroin Online is a central nervous system depressant.
This means it slows down a person’s brain function and affects their breathing (which can slow down or even stop)
. The person’s body temperature and blood pressure drop, and their heartbeat can become irregular.
The person may lose consciousness or lapse into a coma.
Ambulance officers, family and friends can give the medication naloxone to reverse the effects of heroin.
In February 2016, naloxone was rescheduled to be made available for purchase over the counter.
Talk with your pharmacist for more information.
Effects of heroin
The effects of heroin depend on:
the strength of the dose
the size, weight, general health and state of mind of the person taking the heroin
the effects of other drugs and medication that they might have taken at the same time (or even in the last two days).
If the person has taken other depressants such as sleeping pills, tranquillisers, methadone or alcohol, the effects of heroin are increased. This can result in coma or even death.
Some of the immediate effects of taking heroin include:
a rush of pleasurable feelings and relief from physical pain
feeling sick or vomiting
shallow breathing, drowsiness and sleepiness
a drop in body temperature
narrowing of the pupils
loss of sex drive.
Symptoms of Heroin overdose
One of the most dangerous adverse effects of heroin use is the risk of overdose. The symptoms of overdose include:
dangerously low body temperature
blue lips and fingernails
cold, clammy skin
convulsions and coma.
What to do if you suspect an overdose
If someone who has taken drugs does not respond when you talk to them, is snoring loudly or making gurgling noises, they may be in a coma and having trouble breathing.
Do not assume that they are just ‘sleeping off’ the effects. Their airway may be blocked by their tongue falling back or other blockages.
This is a medical emergency. If you can’t wake them, dial triple zero (000) to call an ambulance immediately.
Heroin dependence and tolerance
As with some other drugs, a person can build up a tolerance to Buy Heroin Online.
After only a short time, the person using heroin will need to take larger doses to achieve the same effect.
Soon their body will start to depend on heroin in order to function ‘normally’.
For some people who are dependent on heroin, nothing else in life matters except the drug.
They may ignore their career, relationships and even basic needs like eating.
Financial, legal and other personal problems may be related to heroin use.
The person craves the drug and this psychological dependence makes them panic if they cannot have it, even temporarily.
Symptoms of heroin withdrawal
Withdrawal symptoms can start after a matter of hours without a dose of heroin. They may include:
diarrhoea and vomiting
bone, joint and muscle pain and twitching
mood swings and crying.
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Damage caused by long-term heroin use
Using heroin on a regular basis can lead to major health and lifestyle problems including:
collapsed veins and skin abscesses
risk of contracting various blood-borne viruses, such as HIV and hepatitis, or blood poisoning from sharing needles and other injecting equipment, or using dirty or contaminated equipment
increased risk of contracting pneumonia and other lung problems
disturbances of the menstrual cycle for women
impotence for men
poor nutrition and reduced immunity
loss of relationships, career and home as the person’s need for the drug becomes all-consuming
damage to the blood vessels that lead to the lungs, liver, kidneys and brain due to the additives mixed with heroin
risk of overdose.
Treatment for heroin addiction
Treatment options for Buy Heroin Online addiction include:
medication programs such as methadone, buprenorphine or naltrexone.