Definition: Heroin is made from poppy plants. It is a sap-like opium is first removed from the pod of the poppy flower.
Street Names: Big H; Brown Sugar; H; Hell Dust; Horse; Junk; Nose Drops; Skag; Smack; Thunder
What Type of Drug: Class 1
How is it used? Inject, snort, or smoke heroin. Some people mix heroin with crack cocaine.
Who invented Heroin? Heroin was first manufactured in 1898 by the Bayer pharmaceutical company of Germany for tuberculosis.
Heroin was first manufactured in 1898 by the Bayer pharmaceutical company of Germany and marketed as a treatment for tuberculosis as well as a remedy for morphine addiction.
Heroin in very addictive
SHORT-TERM EFFECTS: Slowed breathing, Nausea and vomiting Sedation; Hypothermia; Coma or death
LONG-TERM EFFECTS INCLUDE : Bad teeth, Inflammation of the gums,Cold sweats, Itching,Weakening of the immune system, Coma, Respiratory (breathing) illnesses, Muscular weakness, partial paralysis, Loss of memory and intellectual performance and depression.
Withdrawal symptoms include muscle and bone pain, sleep problems, diarrhea and vomiting, and cravings.