What is it? Heroin is one of a group of chemicals called narcotics. They come from the opium poppy and are used as painkillers.
Symptoms Heart beats slower. Breathe slower. Pupils shrink and eyes water. Skin on face, neck, and chest turn red. Feel sick to your stomach. Vomit.
Long term effects Lung damage. Lowers sex drive. Disrupts menstrual periods. Constipation. Depression Bad teeth Cold sweats Itching Coma
Street Names Big H H Junk Skag Horse Smack Thunder Hell dust Nose drops
Statistics An estimate 13.5 million people in the world take opioids, including 9.2 million who use heroin. Opiates, mainly heroin, account for 18% of the admissions for drug and alcohol treatment in the U.S.
Treatment Treatment varies, detoxification may be needed to manage the effects of withdrawal. Treatment addresses causes of drug abuse and helps recovering abusers become more self-aware, self-reliant, responsible, and able to manage stress with the “crutch” of drugs.