Heroin Facts

By Marissa Good, Anna Kimball, and Anna Gorsich

Facts

  • Heroin can be inhaled, sniffed, or injected
  • Heroin is made from Morphine which is an extreme pain killer that is highly addictive
  • Heroin and Morphine are extracted from the seed pod of the Asian Opium Poppy Plant
  • Heroin looks like a white or brown powder or as a sticky black tar-like substance
  • Heroin is highly addictive because it reaches the brain fairly quickly and give the brain a "happy" sensation making it want more
  • On average, Heroin costs $10-25 per dose

Street Names for Heroin

  • Smack
  • H
  • Tar
  • Chiba or Chiva
  • Brown Sugar
  • Junk
  • Skag
  • Mud
  • Dragon
  • Dope
  • White
  • China White
  • White Nurse
  • White Lady
  • White Horse
  • White Girl
  • White Boy
  • White Stuff
  • Boy
  • He
  • Black
  • Black Tar
  • Black Pearl
  • Black Stuff
  • Black Eagle
  • Brown
  • Brown Crystal
  • Brown Tape
  • Brown Rhine
  • Mexican Brown
  • Mexican Mud
  • Mexican Horse
  • Snow
  • Snowball
  • Scat
  • Sack
  • Skunk
  • Number 3
  • Number 4
  • Number 8

Short Term Effects

  • Skin Flushing
  • Dry Mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Intense Itching
  • Drowsiness
  • Slow Breathing
  • Convulsions

Long Term Effects

  • collapsed veins
  • infections of blood vessels and heart valves
  • tuberculosis
  • arthritis
  • AIDS
  • liver disease
  • bad teeth
  • inflammation of the gums
  • coma
  • breathing illnesses
  • muscle weakness
  • partial paralysis
  • depression
  • seizures
  • bad cramps
  • death

Places to Get Help

ASAC- Area Substance Abuse Council

3601 16th Ave. Southeast Cedar Rapids, Iowa

(319)-390-4611

Info @ asac.us


Mercy Medical Center

701 10th Street Southeast Cedar Rapids, Iowa