Solving the heroin overdose mystery: how small doses can kill

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https://aeon.co/ideas/solving-the-heroin...s-can-kill

EXCERPT: Heroin, like other opiates, depresses activity in the brain centre that controls breathing. Sometimes, this effect is so profound that the drug user dies, and becomes yet another overdose casualty. Some of these victims die because they took too much of the drug. Others die following self-administration of a dose that appears much too small to be lethal, but why? This is the heroin overdose mystery, and it has been known for more than half a century...
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(Jul 3, 2017 03:32 AM)C C Wrote: https://aeon.co/ideas/solving-the-heroin...s-can-kill

EXCERPT: Heroin, like other opiates, depresses activity in the brain centre that controls breathing. Sometimes, this effect is so profound that the drug user dies, and becomes yet another overdose casualty. Some of these victims die because they took too much of the drug. Others die following self-administration of a dose that appears much too small to be lethal, but why? This is the heroin overdose mystery, and it has been known for more than half a century...

That is very interesting and it makes perfect sense once it is all figured out.
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(Jul 3, 2017 03:32 AM)C C Wrote: https://aeon.co/ideas/solving-the-heroin...s-can-kill

EXCERPT: Heroin, like other opiates, depresses activity in the brain centre that controls breathing. Sometimes, this effect is so profound that the drug user dies, and becomes yet another overdose casualty. Some of these victims die because they took too much of the drug. Others die following self-administration of a dose that appears much too small to be lethal, but why? This is the heroin overdose mystery, and it has been known for more than half a century...

Quote: Others die following self-administration of a dose that appears much too small to be lethal

are these recreational users or addicts ?
what is the nature of their association to the drug ?
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(Sep 1, 2017 02:46 AM)RainbowUnicorn Wrote: are these recreational users or addicts ? what is the nature of their association to the drug ?


Addicts. Rec users of heroin usually have short time limit before either falling into the abyss or getting the heck out of Godzilla Tokyo.

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