An opioid drug made from morphine, a natural substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin, also know as diamorphine among other names, is an opiate most commonly used as a recreational drug for its euphoric effects.
Brown Sugar, China White, Dope, H, Horse, Junk, Skag, Skunk, Smack, White Horse.
White or brownish powder, or black sticky substance know as “Tar Black Heroin”.
Injected, smoked, snorted.
Euphoria; warm flushing of skin; dry mouth; heavy feeling in the hands and feet; clouded thinking; alternate wakeful and drowsy states; itchin; nausea; vomiting; slowed breathing and heart rate. Collapsed veins; abscesses; infection of the lining and valves in the heart; constipation and stomach cramps; liver or kidney disease; pneumonia. Pregnancy: miscarriage, low birth weight, neonatal abstinence syndrome. Risk of HIV, hepatitis and other infectious diseases from shared needles. When used in conjunction with alcohol a dangerous slowdown of heart rate and breathing, coma, death. Withdrawal symptoms include, restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhoea, vomiting, cold flashes with goose bumbs “cold turkey”, leg movements.