Short Term Effects
The short term effects ofheroin use appear immediately after the drug is used. Heroin users report an immediate feeling of euphoria, often described as a “rush” and this can be accompanied by a warm flushing of the skin, a dry mouth, heavy limbs, and severe itching.
Following this initial feeling of euphoria, the individual will alternate between wakefulness and feeling drowsy.
Heroin depresses the central nervous system which can result in the function of the body becoming clouded; this can mean slurred speech, constricted pupils, droopy eyelids, impaired night vision, vomiting, and constipation
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