Heroin is as a derivative of the Asian Poppy plant and is classified as a depressant or opioid. The milky opium is refined into morphine and then again into heroin. There are two main types of heroin found in the United States, black tar & powder.
Most heroin is injected but can be snorted, or smoked as well.
Other names for heroin include: H, Junk, Skag, Horse & Smack.
Heroin is very addictive and withdrawal can be very painful.
Euphoria, slowed breathing & heart rate, decreased mental functioning, sedation, sleepiness, lowered body temperature, coma or death.
dental issues, constipation, cold sweats, itching, lowered immune system, respiratory illness weak muscles, partial paralysis, sexual malfunctions, menstruation disturbances, memory loss, depression, loss of appetite &
The complications resulting from injection drug use are very real for any drug and below are some examples of abscesses, collapsed veins & tissue damage. Also a very real risk of infectious diseases such as HIV & Hepatitis C.