What Makes Heroin So Addictive

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When heroin enters the bloodstream, it makes a bee-line right for the brain. Once heroin is in the brain system, it begins take over. Specifically, the heroin takes over the areas of the brain that are responsible for both physical dependence and producing the sensation of reward to the body.

Essentially, the heroin tricks the brain into halting the production of reward feelings on its own. So what happens after a time is that the heroin user cannot experience any good feelings without use of the drug. In fact, when the user stops taking heroin, the body is at a loss and negative symptoms begins to appear, including seizures, severe cramps, coma and in the worst case scenario, death.

This is why people develop a dependence on heroin -the only way they can avoid these negative symptoms is to keep taking the drug and supporting the artificial feelings that the heroin produces. Indeed, after a time, it is no longer about even attain the positive feelings once associated with the drug, but instead becomes all about avoiding the negative symptoms that come when the heroin addict does not get his fix.


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