As Kyle inhales the heroin, it finds its way into blood vessels and is carried by the bloodstream into the brain.
In the brain, enzymes convert heroin back into morphine. Then, the drug binds to receptors in the brain. This results in the user having increased levels of dopamine, a feeling of pain relief and even euphoria.
After 10-15 minutes, Kyle started feeling the rush and euphoria. His skin became flushed, his heart rate and breathing slowed, his mouth dried and even his eyes started to appear red.
In addition, he felt drowsy, dizzy, and lethargic. He also had lower pain perception.
The high, however, only lasts 15-30 minutes.
Nevertheless, Kyle loved the high and wanted to experience it again.
The side effects of heroin usually last for several hours. And this includes nausea and vomiting.
Addicted to the heroin, Kyle went to Carl's house everyday for another dose. Sometimes, they both skip school and snort heroin all day. Kyle has completely forgotten about his studies.
It doesn't matter if I fail school. My parents never cared when I did well anyways.
Imma get some more quality skag. Damn Carl's amazing. He should'a told me about t'is earlier!
He became depressed and antisocial
He couldn't sleep properly due to insomnia.
He had reduced appetite
His decision-making skill was impaired
Over time, Kyle's heroin use resulted in long-term effects.
His immune system weakened and he became vulnerable to diseases
He acquired multiple kidney and liver diseases.
He experienced severe constipation
His dental health declined
Then, as if knowing what was to come, Kyle took a deep breath, closed his eyes, and fell asleep.