Your Brain on Heroin

If you suspect that you could have a drug dependence problem, it likely comes as no surprise that heroin addiction drastically affects the brain. Once heroin enters the brain, it binds to opioid receptors, which causes the feeling of being high and physical symptoms such as flushing, nausea, and vomiting. Heroin alters the neurochemical activity of the brain stem to adversely affect breathing and heart rate. If you have drug dependence , ceasing heroin use results in withdrawal symptoms near West Palm Beach.

You can hear more about the effects of heroin on the brain by watching this video. It explains what happens when opiates bind to opioid receptors and it discusses how drug addiction can develop.