Informative Essay Outline: The Heroin Antidote

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The Heroin Antidote Christy Harris Kaplan University CM107 Professor McClure April 22, 2015 The Heroin Antidote Heroin is a highly addictive drug derived from the morphine alkaloid found in opium. It is most often injected but it can also be smoked, snorted or orally ingested. Users of this drug often report a feeling of unexplainable, intense euphoria. Following the euphoric state is a depressive clouded state. Heroin produces a downer effect that rapidly induces a state of relaxation and extreme pleasure. Heroin tolerance develops very quickly, and increased doses are needed in order to achieve the initial effects. Because of this tolerance overdosing on heroin and other opium derived drugs is extremely common.

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