Heroin Mike, Mitchel, Morgan
Drug Classification • Narcotic drug • Narcotic drugs blunt the senses • Used in medicine to relieve pain, causes pain sedation, induces sleep
Visual Characteristics • usually brownish or white powder • sometimes black and sticky (A.K.A. black tar heroin) • could be smoked, injected, snorted/sniffed
Short Term Effects • clammy hands • restlessness • muscle and bone pain • insomnia • diarrhea and vomiting • cold flashes with goose bumps
Long Term Effects • infection of heart lining and valves • Collapsed veins • liver and kidney disease • contains toxic contaminants or additives that can clog blood vessels leading to the lungs, liver, kidneys, or brain causing permanent damage to vital organs • death
Well Documented Case of Abuse Kurt Cobain - Went missing from rehab center in 1994, found dead in Seattle on April 8th from a gunshot wound to the head after allegedly taking a large dose of Heroin.
Citations http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/infofacts/heroin http://www.justice.gov/dea/pubs/abuse/index.htm http://www.scoliosisnutty.com/medications.php http://healthcaretips-fact-guide.blogspot.com/2010_02_01_archive.html oxycontinaddict.org identa.biz