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Heroin by Mind Map: Heroin

1. The category of the drug is a opioid

2. The intended use of the drug is to bring anti-anxiety and pain-relieving properties (2)

3. An estimated 13.5 million people in the world take opioids, including 9.2 million who use heroin. (3)

4. Short-term effects of the drug: - Reduced sense of pain - Agitation - Coordination problems - Confusion - Attention and memory issues (1)

5. Heroin chemically resemble the brain’s natural opioids sufficiently to engage and stimulate their specialized receptors (3)

6. Long-term effects of the drug. - Insomnia - Collapsed veins for people who inject the drug - Damaged tissue inside the nose for people who sniff or snort it - Infection of the heart lining and valves (2)

7. Effects of misuse/abuse of the drug: - Slow breathing - Blue lips and fingernails - Cold damp skin (1)

8. It can interfere with the process, harming your body's state of homeostasis.When you are addicted to Heroin, you are continually over-stimulating parts of the brain, making it more difficult for your body to balance out. (5)

9. It can causes more damage to the liver, it has difficulty performing this function, leading to a dangerous feedback loop that leads to the buildup of toxins and waste. (4)

10. Heroin the drug leads to addiction

11. The effects of Heroin on young people can be unpredictable and inconsistent. It can vary between people or for the same person on a different occasions. (4)

12. Addiction: the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.

13. Dependence: Addiction to drugs.

14. Nervous System: Heroin can depress breathing by changing neurochemical activity in the brain stem Limbic system: Heroin can reinforce drug taking behavior by altering activity in the limbic system, which controls emotions. (2)

15. Heroin can change our automatic body functions such as breathing and heart rate are controlled. (4)

16. Links: 1. 2. 3.Damaged Organs in Drug and Alcohol Abuse 3. Heroin DrugFacts 4. Heroin Effects on the Body 5. How Does Addiction Change Homeostasis?