Heroin Informative Speech

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According to a 2007 survey prepared by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, there were over 150,000 frequent heroin users in the US. At that same time, it was estimated that almost 20% of drug and alcohol rehab admissions were for the use of heroin. Today, many experts believe these number have grown significantly higher, meaning the US is experiencing a national problem with heroin addiction. What is Heroin and Heroin Addiction? Heroin is a derivative of the pain-killing drug known as morphine. The substance is found in opium and in its purest form, is said to be 2-3 times more potent that morphine. As a recreational drug, heroin produces a "euphoric" feeling that helps to mask feelings of pain, depression and disappointment. Its effects are highly addictive due in large part to its appeal to the pleasure sensors in the central nervous system.…show more content…
However, there usually comes a point in time when family members and friends will start to see noticeable changes in the addict's appearance and behavior. Common symptoms include constricted pupils droopy facial and body expressions persistence of cold-like symptoms drug paraphernalia found on the person or in their living space deceptive and lying behavior increased need for sleep incoherent speech decrease in motivation at work and with personal interests hostility and lowering of self-esteem criminal behavior to get money Treatment for Heroin Addiction Recovering from addiction to heroin is a difficult process. It's not something that can typically be done by addicts themselves and most often requires time working in a rehab setting. For addicts who have significant reasons for not choosing an inpatient program, a quality outpatient program or intensive outpatient program with a reputable addiction treatment provider like (client name) have proven to be just as effective at helping addicts find the road to recovery from their

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