Heroin

Ashleigh Halligan

Origin

Is made from resin in the poppy plants, the pod from the poppy is refined to make morphine, then further refined to make heroin.


Was first manufactured in 1898 by Bayer Pharmaceutical Company in Germany and was marked as a treatment for tuberculosis.

What it is?

It is a opiate made from the poppy opium

Can be taken by injection, smoking, or sniffing

It is a fine white powder, it can be brown or black. Can also be a black sticky substance

Slang Terms

Big H

Smack

Thunder

Horse

Nose Drops

Effects

Long Term:
  • Will break down the immune system slowly
  • clogs the blood vessels that lead to the lungs, brain, or kidneys

Overdose Effects:

  • slow breathing
  • blue lips and fingernails
  • clammy skin
  • coma
  • death

Other Effects:

  • feel like you have very itchy skin

Statistics

According to the 2012 Monitoring the Future study, a NIDA-funded survey of teens in grades 8, 10, and 12 only 0.05% of 8th graders, 0.6 of 10th graders and 12th graders reported using heroin at least once in the last year. Past-year use of heroin among teens is almost half what it was in the late 1990's.

Advice

I suggest you don't take Heroin because it could really hit you hard. if you were really into sports you probably wouldn't want to take Heroin because it slows down your immune system, clogs your blood vessels which makes it harder for you to breath. Lastly, people wouldn't want to be your friend because you would have blue fingernails and lips and you would be really pale. This is why I believe people should stay away from Heroin.

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