Archive for October, 2011

 

Effects of Heroin Abuse

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Immediate Effects to you

When heroin is taken a person gets a surge of sensation it is called a “rush”.  The person may get a warm feeling of the skin and a dry mouth.  They also may get some vomiting and severe itching.  After these first effects the person will get drowsy and this will go on for several hours and their breathing and heart rate slowdown.  Just hours after all these effects decrease the person who took heroin begins to crave more and if he doesn’t get what he craves he will get into withdrawals. He will start to have physical and mental symptoms like restlessness, aches and pains in the bones, diarrhea, vomiting and severe discomfort.

Long Term effects

The abuser is doing frequent injections and this can cause collapsed veins and can lead to infections of the blood vessels and heart valves.  Tuberculosis can result from the general poor condition of the body.  Arthritis is another long-term result of heroin addiction.  Heroin users often share needles and that can lead to AIDS and other contagious infections.

What it is doing to our communities?

In August of this year 51 pounds of methamphetamine and 11 pounds of heroin worth about $6.5 million was seized by the New York Field of the Drug Enforcement Administration.  This shipment came from Mexico transported to Texas then trucked across the country.  These drugs were intended to sell to addicts in the area.  These addicts get their fix and in turn do violent acts against their families and the city they live in.

Just this week in St. Louis, Mo. the DEA conducted an aggressive heroin enforcement operation that resulted in the arrest of 53 individuals and it was only the first phase of their targeting street level heroin dealers.  It has been reported that since the beginning of 2011, in the city of St. Louis there have been 57 heroin related deaths.  Officials in the Southern Illinois area are sending a message to heroin violators;   they will not tolerate heroin use, abuse and trafficking.

A few examples of the time and money spent in the war against drugs in this country.  This affects our communities in many unforeseen ways.

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Communication and Drugs

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Do you know how to communicate well?  Some people think they are really good communicators and all they do is talk, talk, talk.

Well I don’t know if that is communicating.  When you are aware of the other person and listen, that may be talking.  When you say to the person, “yes, I hear you” you may be communicating.  When you make sure when you are talking with someone that they answer your questions, you may be communicating.  All of these are skills that help a person get along well in life.

When a person does drugs and become an abuser that may be one of their problems.  They could not communicate so they say, “I couldn’t say anything”.  They don’t stand up for themselves because they can’t think of what to say.  If they had a skill to communicate they could get passed that problem.

Drug users get introverted and then they make a choice to not communicate because that is how they got into trouble to begin with.  Now the drug abuser feels more shame and guilt about who they are and what they are doing.

When you go to Narconon Louisiana Riverbend Retreat you will get an in-depth part of the program that will address this lack of communication.

They will help you get into communication with others and the environment around you.  This part of the program will also allow you to apply practical exercises that will extrovert you taking attention off of just yourself and onto the present time environment.

Your senses and your ability to handle problems in your life will get much better because of this exercise.  It is important to be able to communicate so getting the skill is very important.

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Heroin – What is It?

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

What is it?

It is a very addictive drug that is illegal.  Millions of addicts all around the world take this drug.  These people are unable to overcome the urge to continue taking this drug and so they do this every day of their lives.  What is in store for them is withdrawal if they stop.

Heroin is made from the resin of poppy plants.  Milky, sap-like opium is first removed from the pod of the poppy flower.  Then it is refined even more to make morphine, and then further refined into different forms of heroin.  This poppy plant is grown throughout Europe, North and South America and Asia.  The abuser injects the heroin creating additional risks because of the dangers of AIDS or other infection.

Heroin was first manufactured in 1898 by the Bayer Pharmaceutical Company of Germany.  At that time it was gotten out as a treatment for tuberculosis as well as a remedy for morphine addiction.

A Cycle

In and around the 1850s opium was a big addiction problem in the United States.  The “solution” was to give the addict a less potent and “non-addictive” substitute and that was morphine.  That became a bigger problem than opium addiction.  So another “solution” that was “non-addictive” and that was heroin and then it became a bigger problem than morphine.  The heroin problem became a very big problem yet another “non-addictive” substitute is given the drug now known as methadone.  In 1937 German scientist found this drug for pain with the name of Dolohine.  Then it was brought to the United States renamed methadone and given as a treatment for heroin addiction.  What do you know it is more addictive than heroin.  The cycle continues.

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