HEROIN AND ITS PHYSICAL EFFECTS ON THE BODY

There’s no getting around the fact that heroin, when excessively used, has devastating physical effects on the human body.

Frequent injections cause collapsed veins and leads to infections of the blood vessels and heart valves. Tuberculosis, more often than not, is the result from the general poor condition of the body after long-term exposure to heroin. Arthritis is another result of heroin addiction.

Heroin users who often share needles can contract AIDS and other contagious infections. It is estimated that of the 35,000 new hepatitis C2 (liver disease) infections each year in the United States, over 70% are from drug users who use needles.

WHAT ARE THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF HEROIN USE?

  • Bad teeth
  • Inflammation of the gums
  • Constipation
  • Cold sweats
  • Itching
  • Weakening of the immune system
  • Coma
  • Respiratory (breathing) illnesses
  • Muscular weakness, partial paralysis
  • Reduced sexual capacity and long-term impotence in men
  • Menstrual disturbance in women
  • Inability to achieve orgasm (women and men)
  • Loss of memory and intellectual performance
  • Introversion
  • Depression
  • Pustules on the face
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia

HEROIN CHIC

Not too long ago, it seemed hip in the fashion world to look like a heroin addict. Models were told to have an uninterested expression on their faces while they flaunted the latest styles.

To compliment the heroin chic look, photographers often gave the models a waxy complexion, dark circles under their eyes, sunken cheeks, emaciated body structure with greasy filthy hair, became “fashionable.”

However, people of influence throughout the country, including the media, cast aspersion on the fashion industry for attempting to convert a disastrous affliction into some sort of clothing statement.

In a very short time, the entire heroin chic look was discontinued.

If you feel you or a loved one has an issue with heroin, contact BLVD Treatment Centers. At BLVD Treatment Centers we custom tailor our recovery programs within the safe and nurturing confines of our rehab treatment centers. Located throughout California, in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and in Portland, OR, our mission is to assess the severity of your addiction to help you achieve true recovery within 30 days. Call us now at 1-866.582.9844.