Heroin addicts are not always the kids you see hanging around on street corners with body piercings, tattoos and no job. I have worked with many heroin addicts that were respected business men or collage students actually going to school still. However this does not last forever, even if they have their addiction down to an art and know how much to use each time just to maintain their addiction and still produce while at work, at some point it will get to be too much and they will destroy everything they had by losing their job or ending up in jail or getting sick. When this happens their world comes down around them and they are left with nothing.
When a heroin addict is preparing to shoot up he wraps a tourniquet on the upper arm to block the venous return, making the vein swell. This can be done with a piece of rubber, cord or a neck tie. Once the vein is engorged with blood, it is relatively simple to insert the hypodermic needle into it. The cubital veins are in the fold of the elbow joint. Some also inject into veins of the forearm or hand. Groin, leg, armpit and neck veins are less commonly used in this country. To be sure the needle is in the vein, a brief withdrawal of the plunger will show a ‘flush’ of dark, venous blood. The tourniquet is then released at the same moment as the fluid is injected into the vein.
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