Elinore Harris Heroin

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Client Name: Elinore Harris
Background Information: When she was 14 years old, she had a rough childhood experience. She was living from home to home and also working in brothels, where she worked as a cleaning woman and a prostitute, and eventually being raped. She quits that job because that wasn’t something she was willing to do. She always dreamed of being a singer. She applied to a Harlem Club, which was looking for dancers, but instead they hired her to be a singer paying her a night. Her singing name was Billie Holliday. There, she met Louis McKay, who she later fell in love with. Throughout her singing career. Throughout her career, she was a very strong black woman, but she had problems with a substance abuse such as heroin, she always
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Heroin is made from a poppy plants. Chinese may be an influence on psychosocial factors for heroin use. Some of the popular street names for heroin are: big H, H, junk, skag, horse, smack, thunder, hell dust, nose drops. The short-term effects of heroin will appear a little after one dose and disappear in a few hours. Effects of heroin overdose will include the following: slow and shallow breathing, hypotension, muscle spasms, seizures, coma, and possible death. Tolerance develops when the abuser use more heroin to reach the same strength or outcome. Withdrawal, which involves regular users includes: drug craving, restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea and vomiting, cold flashes with goose bumps kicking movements and other symptoms. Sudden changes in behavior, Loss of interest, Small, restrained pupils, rapidly nodding off, hyper-alertness periodically, shortness of breath are some signs and symptoms of heroin. There are also some signs and symptoms that are: physical, psychological, and behavioral. Withdrawal symptoms may reach its highest between 48 and 72 hours after the last dose, but it decrease at an estimate of a week. The psychosocial effects of heroin can be depression. Heroin is extremely devastating, and users often have can’t stay on a job, relationship problems, legal complications and financial
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