Heroin or putaw is a drug that is processed from morphine, a natural substance from the seed extract of certain varieties of poppy seeds. According to the BNN survey results, Heroin is the 4th most consumed type of drug in Indonesia.
Heroin is an opium drug that suppresses several central nervous system functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and regulation of body temperature. Heroin also creates an euphoric effect (extreme happiness). When someone stops using heroin, the effect is in the form of extreme sadness and depression, and emotional emptiness.
Long-term use of heroin has been shown to cause brain damage. However, heroin drug addicts who suddenly stop using, will usually experience symptoms of sakau before their bodies can completely cleanse themselves of the rest of heroin.
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What are the heroin additions?
Sakau or sakaw, aka breaking up the drug, is a body symptom that occurs as a result of stopping the use of the drug suddenly, or due to a drastic decrease in the dose of the drug at once. The symptoms and period of the disease will be different for each person, depending on the level of addiction someone has on heroin. Other factors that affect the severity of the symptoms of heroin include:
- How long has he been using heroin
- Type of drug used
- How to use heroin (by injection, inhaled by the nose, or swallowed)
- Dosage every time you use heroin
- Family and genetic history
- Medical and mental health factors
For example, someone who has used injecting heroin for years with a history of family dependence and psychiatric problems is more likely to experience long-term pain with symptoms that are stronger than someone who uses heroin in small doses in a short period.
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What are the symptoms of heroin drug like?
Symptoms of heroin withdrawal vary, depending on how much and often the drug is used, as well as how much of the brain's chemical structure has been damaged. For new users who only consume heroin drugs in small doses, drug withdrawal symptoms can be lighter and not last long.
Emotional symptoms that occur during heroin cravings
- Difficulty focusing
- Restlessness and tension
- Sleep disorders
- It's hard to feel happy
- Cravings for heroin
Physical symptoms that occur during heroin cravings
- Stomach pain
- Watery nose
- Watery eyes
- Cold heat
- Frequently yawns
- Muscle and bone pain
- Goosebumps (feathers come up)
- High blood pressure
- The heart beats fast
- Muscle cramps
- The respiratory system is damaged
Heroin is an opioid that has a rapid impact when absorbed and also quickly leaves the body. Heroin withdrawal symptoms begin within 6-12 hours after the last dose, peaking in 2-3 days, and can last up to 5-10 days.
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Breaking heroin is generally not considered a life-threatening situation. However, some medical and psychological symptoms have complications that may be life-threatening. The depression suffered by ex-heroin users can lead to suicidal behavior and tendencies, if not quickly dealt with.
How to treat sakoin heroin
Heroin may not be disconnected abruptly without the supervision of a doctor or other professional medical personnel, who can use several methods to manage side effects from saccharine and keep these patients safe.
Rehabilitation patients will receive medical detoxification and intensive therapy.