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The Effects Of Alcohol And Heroin on The Body

Substances that are classified as depressants reduces the activity in your central nervous system (CNS). They can make you feel relaxed and sleepy.

Although depressants effects can vary and it depends on the amount consumed and a person's specific reaction to the depressant.

For instance, low doses of depressants can actually have a stimuling effect and cause a feeling of euphoria. Bigger doses cause depressant effects like cognitive impairment or loss of coordination.

Alcohol

The body quickly absorbs alcohol from the stomach and small intestine into the bloodstream. Alcohol can disrupt brain function and motor skills. It can affect every organ in your body. Alcohol can also cause harm to a developing fetus in pregnant women.

Taking alcohol in moderation may be part of a healthy diet. One standard drink equals:

-12 ounces of beer

-8 to 9 ounces of malt liquor

-5 ounces of wine

-1.5 ounces of liquor

But heavy alcohol consumption could increase the risk of having:

-Liver disease

-Stroke

-Cancer

Alcohol use disorder happens when your consumption of alcohol affects your day to day life such as your ability to work or maintain relationships. Heavy alcohol misuse can cause harm your health for a long period of time.

Heroin

Heroin is an opioid drug and just like the prescription drug morphine, heroin is made from the seed of the poppy plant, or opium. Heroin can also be referred to as:

-Smack

-H

-Ska

-Junk

Heroin is usually injected into a vein in the body, smoked, or snorted. It can also be administered internally. Heroin produces a feeling of euphoria and clouded thinking, followed by a dozy state.

Consumption of heroin can result to the following:

-Heart problems

-Miscarriages

-Overdose

-Death

Regular heroin consumption can lead to increase in  tolerance. This means that over time, you may need to consume more of the substance to experience its desired effects. If stopped suddenly, withdrawal symptoms usually happen.

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