Substance Abuse Assignment

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Substance Abuse Assignment Name of the assigned drug o Heroin Other names by which the drug may be known o Diacetylmorphine o Diamorphine The type of drug that is assigned- to which family of drugs does it belong? o Opioids The legal intent for the drug o As a painkiller The way in which the drug is taken o The use of any oraphace Statistics of adolescent use of the drug o About 150,000 of heroin users are under 26 The physical effects on the body when the drug is used o Tolerance o Vein Collapse o Slowed Breathing o Muscle Weakness o Mouth Dryness o Alternately alert and drowsy state Whether or not the drug has the potential for addiction o Yes- As more of the drug is taken is wears down the u-opioid receptors causing the user to need to take more of the drug to produce the same result Behavioral implications- how does the drug make the user behave o Heroin causes the user to be in an altered state of awareness and in a state of drowsiness after the initial 30-second rush of euphoria. Short-term effects
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