The things it does to you


Its is a white powder, in it's purest form its a fine white powder but in other states it can be rose gray, brown or black. The color comes from additives to dilute it.
Heroin is and opiate which means it is a drug with morphine-like effect

Short term effects:


Slowed breathing

Clouded mental functioning

Nausea and vomiting

Sedation; drowsiness

Hypothermia (body temperature lower than normal)

Coma or death (due to overdose)

Long term effects:

Bad teeth

Inflammation of the gums


Cold sweats


Weakening of the immune system


Respiratory (breathing) illnesses

Muscular weakness, partial paralysis

Reducedsexual capacity and long-term impotence in men

Menstrual disturbance in women

Inability to achieve orgasm (women and men)

Loss of memory and intellectual performance



Pustules on the face

Loss of appetite


How is it used:

Heroin is used in various ways. It can be injected, snorted, sniffed and smoked, depending mainly on the purity of the drug and the preference of the user.
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Legal Status:

It is a controlled substance. Any person seeking or obtaining diamorphine without disclosing authorization 30 days before obtaining another prescription from a practitioner is guilty of an indictable offense and subject to imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years.

Social Impact:

Heroin use is linked to financial problems among families, also linked to an increase in crime and can also affect employment.
Decision making skills for different influences:

Listen to music

Hang with friends


Go camping

Go fishing