smack By Christian Floyd
What is Heroin? • H, smack, horse, brown, black, and tar are some names for Heroin
How is heroin made Heroin? • Heroin is made from the poppy flower, commonly found in Asia/the Middle East
How does Heroin get distributed ? • In the united states heroin is illegal to sell/posses. It is smuggled over the boarder in Mexico and shipped via ship from Asia.
Who typically uses Heroin? • About 200,000 Americans are classified as heroin addicts. • Average age is 22 and male.
How is Heroin used? It can be smoked, drank, injected, and snorted.
What will happen if I use Heroin? Heroin use often results in premature aging, blacking out, and delusions.
How addictive is Heroin? • Heroin is EXTREAMLY addictive. • Most people that use once use again.
How does Heroin affect your body? Heroin is an opioid, and it has the effects of a depressant, but is not classified as one. The main organs that it effects are the brain, heart, liver, and kidneys Heroin can sometimes lead to fantasy/delusions
Fun Facts • It was originally made to help addicts to morphine stop using.
Heroin is a derivative of the German word Heroisch which means Heroic. It is said that heroin makes a person feel heroic.
Over 80% of heroin users inject with a partner, yet 80% of overdose victims found by paramedics are found alone.
Approximately 13.5 million people in the world take opioids (opium-like substances), including 9.2 million who use heroin.
Heroin is such a dangerous drug because you never know how the drug has been previously cut.
What can I do for help? theherofoundation.com recovery.org 1-800-838-3870