Heroin

By: Jazmine Peterson

what is heroin ?

Heroin is an opioid drug that is made from morphine, a naturally occurring substance taken from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Opioids, also known as “opiates,” are a class of drugs with powerful pain-relieving properties. Even centuries after their discovery, opioids are still the most effective pain relievers available to physicians for treating pa

how is herion used ?

Heroin can be mixed with water and injected with a needle. It also can be smoked or snorted up the nose

myths about herion

The Color

Heroin usually appears as white or brown powder or as a black, sticky substance called “black tar heroin.”

work Cited

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"Heroin." NIDA for Teens. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2014.