What do people go through when they overdose and die from herion?
When a user overdoses on heroin their breathing is slowed and sometimes stopped altogether. Death from an overdose usually occurs over a longer period of time and is rarely an instantaneous occurrence. The breathing is slowed down so much that their is minor brain damage, which can lead to more troubles breathing. Eventually the breathing slows down so much that the brain suffers irreversible damage. The lungs will fill with fluid and once breathing stops the brain will die. 80% of heroin overdoses occur because the heroin is used in conjunction with another depressant such as alcohol or sleeping pills.