Heroin By Marina divasta & ronni johnson

Table of Contents

Definition of drug... 1

History of drug... 2

How heroin is made... 3

Ingredients of the drug... 4

How to use heroin... 5

Short & long term effects... 6

Influence on persons behavior & relationships... 7

Community resources for help... 8

Glossary... 9

Work cited... 10

Definition of Drug

Heroin is a highly addictive analgesic drug derived from morphine, often used illicitly as a narcotic producing euphoria.

History of Drug

The drug was first manufactured in 1898 by a company in Germany. It was marketed as a treatment for tuberculosis and also a remedy for morphine addiction. During the 1850s opium addiction was a major problem in the United States.

How Heroin is Made

Heroin is made from the resin of poppy plants. Milky sap is removed from the pod of the flower, then the opium that was removed is refined to make morphine, and then further refined into different forms of heroin.

Ingredients of the Drug

It is made from morphine which is grown in the pod of the opium plant. It's a mixture of diacetylmorphine which is the active ingredient in heroin and it also contains anesthetic and filler ingredients that share the appearance of heroin like opiates.

Opium Plants

How to use Heroin

Injection of Heroin

Heroin can be smoked or sniffed. The most common way of use is through injection. From the very first time it's used, the drug creates a sensation of being high and a person can feel extroverted, able to communicate easily with others and experience a sensation of heightened sexual performance. Users never know the actual strength of the drug which creates a higher risk of overdose

Short & Long Term Effects

Short term effects are:

needle marks of a heroin user

- Hypothermia, lower body temperature

- Clouded mental function

- Coma or death due to overdose

Long term effects are:

- Collapsed veins and infections of blood vessels and heart valves

- Muscular weakness, partial paralysis

- Loss of memory and intellectual performance

Influence on Persons Behavior & Relationships

Heroin effects peoples relationship with others by causing divorces, losing friends, child abuse or violence against other family members, losing custody of children, and financial issues or job loss. As for behavior, people may lie or be deceptive. They avoid eye contact and their attention to hygiene and physical appearance decreases.

Community Resources For Help

- National Institute of Mental Health

- Center For Substance Abuse Treatment


Dope: another term for Heroin

Dragon: another term for Heroin

Skag: another term for Heroin

Morphine: an analgesic and narcotic drug obtained from opium and used medicinally to relieve pain.

Opiates: a drug with morphine like effects, derived from opium.

Injection: the instance on injecting or being injected into a vein with a needle

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