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Effects

Euphoria, drowsiness, respiratory depression, constricted pupils, nausea.

Overdose Effects

Slow and shallow breathing, clammy skin, convulsions, coma, possible death.

Street Names

Street names: Diamorphine, Horse, Smack, Black Tar, Chiva, Negra (black tar)

Other Controlled Substances
Methamphetamine
Marijuana
Cocaine / Crack
Heroin
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Heroin

Heroin is a narcotic which can be injected, smoked or snorted. It comes from the opium poppy grown in Southeast Asia (Thailand , Laos and Myanmar (Burma); Southwest Asia (Afghanistan and Pakistan) and Mexico and Colombia . It comes in several forms, the main ones being "black tar" from Mexico (found primarily in the western United States) and white heroin from Colombia (primarily sold on the East Coast).


Heroin

In the past, heroin was mainly injected; because of the high purity of the Colomban heroin, many users snort or smoke heroin. All of the methods of use can lead to addiction, and the use of intravenous needles can results in the transmission of HIV.

 


Ever wonder where it comes from? A primitive lab in Afghanistan produces heroin for users in Europe.