Heroin withdrawal

Heroin withdrawal effects

It does not include all the withdrawal symptoms but are the major ones

  • Sweating
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased urination
  • Arms or legs have track marks
  • Itchy skin
  • Suppression of pain
  • Slowed breathing
  • Skin abscesses
  • Pinned Pupils- pupils literally the size of a pin head no matter how light or dark it is.
  • Nodding out- falling asleep at inappropriate times such as in the middle of a conversation.
  • Spoons that are burnt on the bottom for heroin injection.
  • Syringes used for heroin injection.
  • Tourniquets used for heroin injection.
  • Small balloons that have never been used but are tied in a knot at the end. Used for transporting heroin.
  • Small bags with powder residue on them. Used for transporting heroin.
  • Small pieces of burnt tinfoil. Used for smoking heroin.
  • Rolled-up dollar bills and razor blades used for snorting heroin.

Potential negative effects of heroin use

  • Restlessness
  • Constipation
  • Sweating
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Collapsed veins
  • Liver disease
  • Lowered resistance to infection
  • Respiratory failure
  • Respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia
  • Reduced respiration; breathing difficulties
  • Tolerance
  • Withdrawal
  • Overdose
  • Addiction
  • Bacterial infections
  • Infection of heart lining and valves
  • Arthritis and other rheumatologic problems
  • Infectious diseases, for example, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C due to sharing needles.