Heroin Addiction and the Dangers of Using Drugs

Dangers of Using Drugs

Heroin Addiction and the Dangers of Using Drugs

Heroin Addiction and the Dangers of Using Drugs

What kind of life do you want to have in 5-10 years?

Where do you want to live?

What kind of car do you want to drive?

What kind of work do you want to do?

How are your relationships?

Nobody ever answers these questions by saying they’d like to be in prison 5-10 years from now. Nobody ever aspires to being unable to hold a job or keep friends. And certainly nobody’s ever responded by saying they’d like to be completely unable to function because of drug addiction.

Yet that’s what happens to so many people who ignore the dangers of using drugs. And especially to those who ignore the dangers of using heroin.

Don’t be deceived by clever advertising and false logic when it comes to drug use.

  • Heroin is extremely addictive. This means being addicted to a few minutes of numbness followed by long periods of drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, grogginess, confusion, itchy skin, slowed heart rate, and bluish skin.
  • Heroin is deadly. According to professional counselor Eric Patterson of the National Health Service Corp, heroin overdose deaths have quintupled since 2001. These deaths occur frequently in first-time users as well as veteran users.
  • Heroin leads to long-term health damage. Common long-term effects of heroin use include damaged teeth and gum-swelling, severe constipation, torn up skin from scratching, diminished immune system, loss of appetite and malnutrition, sleeping problems, and liver and kidney failure.
  • Heroin leads to long-term mental illness. Common mental health effects include depression, social isolation, anxiety, memory problems, and addiction.

Addiction can begin with one poor choice. And recovery can begin with one good choice.

Life is better drug free!

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