Signs of Heroin Overdose

  About overdose Drug overdose is the leading cause of death among Americans under 50 years of age. Overdose is actually a type of poisoning, and more than 80% of poisonings occur via the mouth i.e. ingestion. But heroin overdose primarily occ

The Invention of Heroin

  Why was heroin invented? At the time heroin was invented, the only effective medication for pain, diarrhea and coughing was morphine. Unfortunately, many people became addicted to morphine. In response, many chemists tried to create somethin

Heroin Tolerance

  Drug Tolerance Drug tolerance is "a decline in effects following repeated use." Consequently, more and more of a substance must be consumed, in order to achieve the same intensity of effect. Heroin tolerance is no different. Over time, mor

How Heroin Affects Pregnant Women

Unborn Child The adult brain exists in a well-protected stable environment, which is due, in part, to a semi-permeable membrane that separates circulating blood from the brain. This membrane is referred to as the Blood–Brain-Barrier (BBB). It he

Why Does Heroin Make Me Itch?

  What is itchiness? Itchiness is a subjective, irritating sensation arising from the superficial layers of skin that provokes an urge to scratch. Scratching is a reflex response to an itch. The command to start scratching comes directly from

Why Does Heroin Make You Nauseous?

Many people think that if you use heroin you just get high, but that's not the entire story. There are many unpleasant effects too, such as constipation, itching, nausea and vomiting. Getting sick after using heroin is such a common reaction, that