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Over 4 million Americans are currently using prescription pain relievers (Opiates) non-medically. The abuse of painkillers has increased at a much more rapid rate when compared to other drugs of misuse. Opiate drugs are highly addictive and are used illicitly (Illegally) to achieve a state of euphoria or “high”.
Some of the other potential short-term effects of Prescription Painkiller abuse can include:
• Slurred speech
• Staggering or becoming clumsy
• Unusual sweating
• Dilated or constricted pupils
Potential Signs of Prescription Painkiller overdose :
• Slow or difficult breathing, or not breathing at all
• Cold, clammy skin
• Pinpoint pupils
Potential long-term effects of Prescription Painkiller abuse:
• Tolerance for painkillers, meaning a normal, safe dose no longer controls pain
• A greater risk for abusing or becoming addicted to other drugs, especially in young people
• Damage to a person’s brain and his or her ability to learn, especially if the person abusing painkillers is young
• Addiction to painkillers
Signs and symptoms of opiate withdrawal:
• Psychological pain
• Muscle and bone pain
• Cold flashes
• Heroin is a morphine derivative that was first synthesized in 1874; it was first widely used in medicine in the early part of the 21st century until the addictive potential was recognized.
• Heroin has many street names including: smack, horse, H, junk or scag. It is the most commonly abused narcotic.
• Heroin is generally injected or inhaled. It can be mixed with tobacco or marijuana and smoked in a pipe or cigarette
• Many heroin abusers also abuse other drugs in conjunction with heroin
Consequences/Effects of Heroin use on an Individual
• Dry itchy skin/infections
• Constricted pupils
• Respiratory paralysis
• Slow or irregular heart beat
• Reduced sex drive
• Death from accidental overdose
What is the behavioral impact of a Heroin addiction?
• Generally devastating
• Incapable of concentration, learning and clear thought
• Indifferent to consequences
• Self-destructive behavior
• Illegal behavior to support habit