Infographic by Best Drug Rehabilitation
Smack, Tar, Brown Sugar, Junk, Skag, China White – No matter what you call it Heroin is a highly addictive drug that inflicts horrible physical, psychological and mental problems for anyone addicted to it. In today’s infographic we take a detailed look at some of the short-term and long-term effects this drug can have on a user’s body.
I’m quite impressed with the information presented in this infographic. We are given a short explanation as to what heroin is and how much an average addict would spend each day. Then we are confronted with some pretty unflattering images of a user and the various short and long term effects the drug can have on one’s body.
We then delve into some of the statistics related to the drug and it’s use. It’s quite sad to note that most heroin users are younger than 26 and that nearly 1 in 3 high school seniors say that heroin is easy to obtain.
Finally, we are presented with some of the dangers beyond addiction with the primary danger being hepatitis and/or HIV infection through the sharing of needles.
The design is spot on. I like the use of images, mainly, the addict who goes from bad to worse as we see the difference between the short and long term effects. The image of a burning spoon also hits home at just how nasty this drug really is.
The colors used are dark and grim to express the seriousness of this topic and the fonts used to highlight the statistics stand out as planned.
I think this is a very creative infographic in terms of topic and design. It’s original and will hopefully be shared by a lot of mommy bloggers and drug rehabilitation websites in order to spread awareness.
Overall, a very good infographic covering a very important social issue. This is certainly the type of graphic that any blogger with a teenage son or daughter should share. Perhaps the only thing missing is some information along the lines of how to detect whether or not your child is using heroin. However, I imagine you can find more detailed information on the website.