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One of the most detrimental side effectst of heroin, is heroin addiction itself.
The study found that, compared to the nonusers, heavy ecstasy users had significant impairments in visual and verbal memory.
Today Ecstasy is most often distributed at late-night parties called "raves", nightclubs, and rock concerts.
The researchers found that the nerve cells (neurons) damaged by ecstasy are those that use the chemical serotonin to communicate with other neurons.
is the crudest form and also the least potent of the Opiates. Opium is the milky
latex fluid contained in the un-ripened seed pod of the opium poppy. As the
fluid is exposed to air, it hardens and turns black in color. This dried form
is typically smoked, but can also be eaten. Opium is grown mainly in Myanmar
(formerly Burma) and Afghanistan. Opium is highly addictive. Tolerance (the
need for higher and higher doses to maintain the same effect) and physical and
psychological dependence develop quickly.
Being of similar structure,
the opiate molecules occupy many of the same nerve-receptor sites and bring
on the same analgesic effect as the body's natural painkillers. Opiates first
produce a feeling of pleasure and euphoria, but with their continued use the
body demands larger amounts to reach the same sense of well-being.
Opium side effects include
but are not limited to:
- respiratory complications
- low blood pressure
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