Why I Shouldn 't Use Heroin

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“When I was 16, I started using heroin. I had no idea that I would fall in love with such a terrible drug. I loved everything about this drug, it made me feel numb, warm, and fuzzy at all the time. At first, I used it as an escape from my violent memories, but as time went by I used it because I couldn’t function without it. When I wouldn’t use heroin, my body would hurt, I would throw up non-stop, I would be weak, but also in so much pain that I wasn’t able to sleep at night. Over time, I would do anything to get my next supply of heroin. I began panhandling at gas stations, and grocery stores just to get money. When I was high, I had gotten caught stealing from Walmart, and I had to spend five days in jail where I got charged with being…show more content…
There are three types of heroin – white heroin, brown heroin, and black tar heroin – you can smoke it, snort it, or inject it into your bloodstream. Regardless of how someone chooses to use heroin, it can have short term and/or long term effects on someone such as a rush, poor social skills, effects due to withdrawal, and death.
As there are many effects of heroin use there is one effect that all users love, but are incapable of explaining. This effect if called the rush, also known as the “good feeling” they get when they get high. This effect is also the main reason heroin is the most commonly used illegal substance in the world. “The intensity of the rush depends on how much drug is taken and how fast it enters the brain, and binds to the opioid receptors” (drugabuse.gov). This feeling is why a vast majority of users choose to inject heroin because it is a direct shot to the brain since blood flows, and circulates throughout the brain. When the rush is in its peak, the effect every user experiences is dehydration, while others experiences things such as nausea, and/or dizziness along with it. When the rush begins to wear off, also known as the “come down”, all addicts become tired, and their heart beat and breathing tends slows down. The come down is also when they begin to do things they are unaware of in order to get more
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