STREET NAMES • Smack • Big H • Junk • Skag • Thunder • Horse • Hell Dust • Nose Drops
Heroin: What is It? Heroin is a opiate, made from the resin of a poppy plant.
TOLERENCE The initial rush/flash intensity is not as strong as when they first began using. Therefore a user must increase the dosage over time.
SHORT TERM EFFECTS • Euphoria. • Nodding off (alternately alert and drowsy state). • Dry mouth. • Severe itching. • Constricted Pupils. • Dizziness. • Nausea, vomiting. • Slowed mental function. • Reduced physical pain. • Warm flushed skin. • Weakness in muscles. • Slowed breathing. • Overdose and/or death.
LONG TERM EFFECTS • Addiction. • Bacterial infections in heart and lungs. • Infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C and B. • Abscesses. • Malnutrition and weight loss. • Constipation • Arthritis and other rheumatologic problems • Collapsed veins • Decreased mental function • Liver and/or kidney disease. • Heroin withdrawal. • Overdose and death.
WITHDRAWAL • The effects begin to peak 36-72/hrs. after the last dose. • The acute discomfort lasts anywhere from 7-10 days. • Anxiety is a very common withdrawal symptom