Although heroin is even more effective as a painkiller than morphine and codeine, it is so highly addictive that its use is illegal. Heroin can be used in a variety of ways, depending on the preference of the user and the purity of the drug. Heroin can be injected into a vein or a muscle, smoked in a water pipe or standard pipe, mixed in a marijuana joint or regular cigarette, inhaled and smoked through a straw, known as "chasing the dragon," or snorted as powder. The most feared drug by many, yet for others its powerful "high" offers the most dramatic way of escaping the realities of everyday life. It is the drug that immediately comes to mind when people talk about substance dependence.
A. Ecstasy is classified as a psychoactive drug-possessing stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. The scientific name is 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA. This drug has many nicknames such as "Love drug", "e", "Love Doves, "Adam", and “X”. B. Ecstasy belongs to a family of drugs called “enactogens,” which literally means “touching within.”1. Other drugs in this category include MDA, MDE and MBDB.
1. Introduction Heroin is considered to be one of the deadliest drugs in the world today. While reading Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly, I noticed many similarities between heroin and the drug that is described in the book - Substance D. Both of these drugs are highly addictive and dangerous. Users find it extremely difficult to stop using them — even after trying them for just the first time. There are many more similarities and also differences between heroin and Substance D, and the aim of this paper is to find and research them in depth, focusing on the situation of these drugs in America.
1.3. Explain legislation, policies and guidelines on the use and storage of substances.. The main piece of legislation that covers drugs & their categories is The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. The different kinds of controlled drugs are divided into three categories or classes. These classes (A, B & C) carry different levels of penalty for possession & dealing.
Heroine, is a actually a very fast working pain killer. However, the abuse of this illicit drug could cause major abuse problems, that more often than not cause overdose and death. The second principle is, every psychoactive drug has multiple affects. For example, for people with anxiety issues, Xanax (an over the counter drug) can be very useful to them. It can help mellow them down in social situation and in life in general.
Some dangers of heroin can be lead to addiction, acute toxicity, Nervous System disturbances, an asthma. Heroin is a drug of abuse and it is harmful but also has some good qualities. Not by any means endorsing this illegal drug but it has been proven to be a successful pain reliever. Heroin structure is like many compounds in which it has several Carbon atoms. Heroin also has the power to be fatal to a user.
I’ am going to explain to you the effects of each of these drugs. First I will start with alcohol because alcohol is the most commonly used Date rape Drug. Alcohol is the most commonly used Date Rape Drug because it is easily available and legal. Although alcohol is illegal to consume if your under the age of 21 many teens think it is cool to drink when they out with friends or at a party. The easiest age to consume any Date Rape Drug is women between the ages of 14-24 and the risk is four times high for women between the ages of 16-24 because this is the prime age for dating.
However, it can increase psychosis and mental health issues such as schizophrenia. Being that marijuana is a drug that has potent psychoactive side effects, it can cause anxiety, hallucinations, confusion and loss of memory. There is a strong connection between the induced psychosis and suicidal tendencies. Testicular cancer and cancer of the respiratory tract is also a great risk, by the use of the drug, since it contains up to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than cigarette smoke. Rae Uddin (2011) however, lists the benefits.
Very similar to substance addictions, non-substance addictions show all of the components of traditional chemical or drug addiction. This includes a huge preoccupation with the behavior, a chemical high, which involves an increase of neurotransmitters in the body (brain chemicals), and actual withdrawal symptoms, which is when the neurotransmitters decrease dramatically. This decrease of neurotransmitters causes craving for the activity or drug. Even though it is not due to an external chemical dependence, non-substance addiction can be extremely dangerous. Non-substance addicts face the same pitfalls as substance addicts; financial loss, loss of family, criminal procedures due to actions brought on by the activity, and quite possibly death
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.