Definition Argument-Collegekid9

“(Medical)  Heroin”

In my own words heroin is an illegal drug that is a chemical blend formed from morphine, which is a natural substance that is taken from a poppy plants seed. This drug is usually in a white or brown powder that can be injected into a vein which is considered mainlining, injected into a muscle, placed on tinfoil and inhaled as smoke through a straw or snorted as powder via the nose. Heroin is a narcotic powder (C 21 H 23 NO 5) that was formerly used as an sedative/pain killer. In 2011, 1.6% of people used heroin at lest once, but 23% who used it became dependent on it.   Heroin abuse is associated with many serious health conditions which include fatal overdose, spontaneous abortion, and infectious diseases such as hepatitis and HIV. The problem is how is medical heroin better than something regular heroin users have.  They are both harmful and people are still addicted to it.  Although when given by a doctor, it prevents  the crime of getting it off the street and its more likely to be clean.

Addiction is not something that the world takes lightly. There is no fast cure and the treatment is not easy.  A person’s brain creates dopamine which is spread from a neurotransmitter to send signals to other nerve cells. This plays a distinct part in the brain’s reward circuit.  The reward circuit plays a big role in the involvement of reinforcing behavior, motor control, and various hormones.  With the continuous use of the drug, the brain will adjust itself to the exceeding amount of dopamine. This in turn will force the brain to make less of it and/or reduce the ability of cells in the reward circuit to respond to it.  With the reduction of the natural high, addicts must use the drug to replace it. Even after someone quits, one small relapse can bring them back to square one because the addiction will always be there.

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/heroin

http://www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/heroin/

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/heroin/what-heroin

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/understanding-drug-use-addiction

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