Like Hoffman, many people are going through drug addiction, and injections that are fatal; but we can take a look at solutions which can, not only cure people suffering from heroin addiction, but also understand the danger behind it. Generally all over the world, heroin have been known as one of the most used and dangerous drugs. heroin is from morphine, which is a form of drug use to help with severe pain. Unlike cocaine, heroin can be injected directly through the veins. “Depend on the form of the heroin, e.g.
Heroin abuse and many prescription painkillers carry a high risk of addiction and physical dependence. What does heroin look like? Heroin can be presented in multiple different forms. The purest form of Heroin is a white powder. It also ranges in a variety of colors due to the manufacturing impurities or additives.
This is a major issue with opioid use because the patients need more of the medication to get their pain to go away, and then get addicted and cannot stop taking the pill. There are physical signs of addiction, and these include drowsiness, constricted pupils, nausea, and dry mouth (Drugs of Abuse). These signs occur when addicted to both opioids and heroin. Also, signs of an overdose while using heroin or opioids are blue lips and fingernails, slow breaths and clammy skin (Drugs of Abuse). Doctors not warning their patients about all of the warnings of weaning off these medications can cause them to start doing harder drugs.
Having the extra components added to the heroin makes it impure and results in an overdose. Depending on the form it is purchased in, heroin can be taken in a variety of ways, the most common ways are snorting, smoking, and injecting it into the skin (“Heroin”). The variation in which it can be used is dangerous because users can switch methods increasing the chances of an overdose. Heroin is an opioid, which suppresses the central nervous system, which leaves the user feeling extremely happy and a detached feeling. The real danger behind heroin, is its short half-life of 90 minutes.
Marijuana can be used to treat “pain, muscle spasms and tremors, seizures, nausea, vomiting, appetite stimulation, insomnia, migraine headaches, depression, and glaucoma, among other things.”(Ardpark) States such as California have begun to recognize on a small scale however there needs to be a nationwide push. Despite government claims “marijuana is an addictive drug” (DEA), marijuana is not an addictive drug. It may be habit forming, but has nowhere near the addictiveness of drugs like OxyContin which are legal. I am not calling for a cannabis free-for-all and acknowledge the fact that, as with any drug, there would need to be regulations put in place. Expenses on medication would significantly decrease and without the hazards of pills, t... ... middle of paper ... ...nd Drug Administration.