Heroin is a powerful substance that is derived from the opium poppy plant. It is classified as an opioid drug and has contributed heavily to the opioid epidemic that is plaguing the United States today. This drug can come in various forms: white powder, brownish powder, or “black tar” (a black sticky substance).
Those who use heroin often experience a “rush”. This experience is known as euphoria and it can feel pleasurable to the individual using heroin. But, once the effects of euphoria wear off, the user will feel a “crash”. Individuals usually experience great discomfort during this period. Naturally, individuals will want to avoid the symptoms that occur after the euphoria and other pleasurable effects disappear. In order to do this, users will continue to use heroin, working to stay under its influence as long as possible.
Continuous heroin use can lead to heroin addiction. It can cause many health complications to occur. Heroin use could weaken the immune system. This could cause individuals to become more susceptible to illnesses such as HIV and Hepatitis.
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