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Psychological Effects Of Heroin

Is Heroin a Stimulant?

What is Heroin Made of? Heroin is an opioid drug produced from the substance morphine, which naturally occurs in the seed pods of different types of opium plants. This plant is the starting point for the creation of multiple narcotic substances: morphine, opium, codeine, and heroin. There are two major types of heroin currently sold on the streets today: white powder heroin and black tar heroin. The effects of heroin are very similar for both. Powder heroin is off-white in color and is the purer of the two types of heroin. Making powdered heroin involves refining heroin that has been processed to remove impurities. Black tar heroin is cheaper than other types of heroin because of its crude manufacturing process and its level of purity — most black tar heroin is estimated to only be 30-40% pure. Substances Used In Heroin It is extremely rare to find 100% pure heroin sold on the streets today. Most heroin sold will have at least a couple of different components used to make the drug. Poppy Plants All forms of heroin are made from opium poppy plants, and more specifically morphine, which is a substance derived from the seed pods of these plants.… 

Symptoms of Heroin Addiction

How is Heroin Abused? Can heroin be abused? Yes, it can be abused. In fact, if you are taking heroin at all, then you’re abusing it because, by definition, heroin is an illegal narcotic that is not regulated for use by medical experts or doctors. Heroin is one of the strongest opiates out there and is considered a Scheduled I substance by the Controlled Substances Act. Heroin is not meant to be used for any reason. Individuals who use this illegal drug do so for recreational purposes or because they are addicted to heroin. Moreover, when someone abuses heroin, they can develop a quick dependency and/or high opiate tolerance. And the more they continue to use heroin, the more severe the heroin addiction. Because heroin is a street drug, you can never trust that it’s entirely pure. It often contains additives and traces of other drugs as a cutting agent like fentanyl. These can be harmful whether you inject, smoke, or snort heroin. These routes of an administration still send the drug quickly to the brain and include additional risk of infectious disease. Some users mix heroin with crack cocaine, a practice called drug speedballing. What does heroin do to the…