By Taylor Gittinger

What is Heroin?

Heroin is an opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine, and is extracted from the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin's physical form is a white or brown powder, and also a sticky, black substance

Ways Heroin can enter your body and Its Effects

Heroin can be injected, sniffed, or smoked to enter the body. These methods bring the drug to the brain almost immediately. This is a high risk for addiction and receiving Chronic relapsing disease- the uncontrollable urge from the brain to seek out dangerous drugs no matter the consequences. Once the Heroin reaches the brain, it's converted in morphine and binds to the opioid receptors. This causing a pleasurable sense of rush throughout the body. Warm flushing sensations in the skin, vomiting, impossible mental judgment, and its long term effects can result in slow breathing patterns that can cause permanent brain damage or slip into a coma. Death can be expected when this drug is abused.

Slang/ Street names



~Chiba or Chiva


~Brown Sugar





~Brown Crystal

Signs Of Heroin Abuse and the psychological addiction/ Stop Your Addiction Hotline

Ways to see signs of Heroin abuse is to look at the behaviors of the abuser. Keeping distance from once loved ones because they do not use the drug and constantly having trouble understanding things and taking direction. Frequent anxiety about not being able to get the next fix. Heroin Is a psychological addiction. Heroin is used to relieve mental and physical pain that the abuser is feeling. The rushing numbness eases the physical pain that the body is experiencing, some what like morphine. After an abuser has become addicted to Heroin, the need to abuse the drug becomes more psychological then physical.