Eläintenoikeuksien puolestapuhujat kantavat huolta eläinten kokemasta kärsimyksestä ja stressistä ennen teurastusta. Eläinten stressihormonitasojen on havaittu nousevat teurastuksen aikana, joka joidenkin mielestä voi vaikuttaa jopa itse lihaan. Mietinkin, että esim. luomuelukoille voisi taata onnellisen kuoleman antamalla niille voimakasta opiaatteja kuten heroiinia vaikkapa puoli tuntia ennen teurastusta, jolloin koko teurastus tapahtuisi autuaisuudessa ilman stressiä.
Tässä lainausta eräästä keskustelusta, jossa lapsen vanhempi kyselee, kokiko hänen lapsensa kärsimystä kuollessaan heroiinin yliannostukseen. Näiden keskustelujen perusteella kuolema oli melko autuas.
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My son just died from a heroin OD , did he suffer ? Need some closure?
He was found by a friend the next morning , they left him the night before and got scared when he didn't answer phone or door to apt.Rushed to hospital and keep alive by machines , I held his hand while they tried to save him , he was suffering from hypothermia . I need to know that he was not in pain or scared , he died alone on the floor of his apt. Trying to deal , would help to know what he was feeling and if he ever knew he was going to die. Thank you. I am his mom.
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After reading your question I searched for the answer on google. A similar question was asked on yahoo answers 3 months ago. The person who asked the question chose Yaybob's answer as the best. Below you'll see why. I hope this helps some because I know my simple "i am sorry" although heartfelt, will bring no relief...
"Of course, it is impossible to know for sure what dying from a heroin overdose would be like without actually experiencing it oneself, but what you observe is a peaceful individual dying with none of the usual signs of distress during the period surrounding death. There is simply the cessation of breathing followed by the cessation of heartbeat with none of the signs of strangulation such as panting, perspiration, grimacing, squirming or flailing.
Heroin is an opiate, that is, derived from opium, the active ingredient in the opium poppy Papaver somniferum. It stimulates the mu receptors in the central nervous system which are the natural target of the body's own opioids, the endorphins. These induce pleasure and reduce pain. Heroin is one such derivative, as are morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone. Because of its history and negative reputation, heroin is not used medically. But it could be. It is fundamentally no different from any other opiate.
Opioids are drugs that also activate the mu receptor, but are not derived from opium and are not structurally related. Meperidine (Demerol) and fentanyl are two such drugs. Endorphins are also opioids.
Opioids are used in hospice patients dying of emphysema, pneumonia and other suffocating illnesses to relieve the discomfort of dyspnea, or shortness of breath. The patients report being comfortable even as they are technically suffocating and becoming bluer.
So, there is every reason to believe that opioid overdose is a peaceful way to leave this world.
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Over ten years experience as a hospice medical director midwifing the dying process by helping dying people who cannot be saved to achieve physical, emotional and spiritual comfort at the end of life."
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