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Heroin in its pure form is a white powder with a bitter taste. However, most illicit heroin varies in color from white to dark brown. "Black tar" heroin is sticky like roofing tar or hard like coal, and its color may vary from dark brown to black. Users administer heroin by injecting, smoking, or snorting it. Heroin is brought into the U.S. from foreign sources of opium. Production of this drug occurs in South America, Mexico, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia.

Heroin has a long history. The first source was opium from poppies around 6000 BC; the Greeks recorded opium addiction in the third century BC. The Chinese first inhaled it in the 17th century. In 16th-century Europe, Paracelsus invented laudanum - an opium-based medicine that was used for painkilling and sedation well into the 19th century, until morphine was developed. A more powerful variant, diamorphine (heroin), appeared in Germany in 1874 and by the 1930s it had overtaken opium as the cheaper narcotic.

The heroin effect is bigger than almost any other drug. It's a really powerful feeling that has no comparison in normal life. When heroin is injected intravenously, the "rush" is almost instantaneous, but even when it's smoked it only takes a few seconds.

  • The user experiences feelings of euphoria and waves of incredible well-being flood in. All pain - physical and mental - disappears.
  • The addictive effect is that you really love yourself.
  • In small amounts heroin makes people very talkative, energized, impassioned and confident.
  • In larger amounts it sends people into a trance-like state - they lose themselves in an interior world and they can't and don't want to communicate with anyone.
  • The initial "rush" is followed by a mellow, chilled-out feeling that makes the world look rosy.
  • The heroin effect starts to wear off after one to two hours, depending on the individual’s tolerance levels and how often the drug is used. The high will have worn off completely after approximately three to six hours.

There are numerous health risks associated with heroin use. These include but are not limited to:

  • Addiction
  • Abscesses
  • Collapsed veins
  • Bacterial infections
  • Infection of heart lining and valves
  • Arthritis and other rheumatologic problems
  • Infectious diseases, for example, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C

Common signs of heroin use include but are not limited to:

  • Unkempt appearance/hygiene issues
  • Missing cash/valuables, stealing/borrowing money
  • Change in performance, academic or otherwise
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Apathy and/or lethargy
  • Runny nose
  • Lying/deception
  • Change in friends
  • Little or no motivation
  • Ignores consequences of chosen behaviors
  • Withdrawal from usual friends, activities, or interests
  • Eyes appear "lost" or have faraway look
  • Excess or sudden sleep
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of interest in usual, healthy activities
  • No interest in future plans
  • Broken commitments
  • Hostility towards others
  • Unexplained absences at work, school or family events
  • Poor self-image
  • Difficulty in maintaining employment
A-bomb marijuana and heroin smoked in cigarette
a la canona abrupt ("cold turkey") withdrawal from heroin
baby minor heroin habit
belly habit heroin addiction resulting in stomach symptoms
black tar heroin potent heroin from Mexico
blue velvet combination of elixir terpin hydrate with codeine and tripelennamine (as weak heroin substitute)
blue velvet combination of paregoric and PBZ (pyribenzamine or tripelennamine) used as a weak heroin substitute
brother heroin
chasing the dragon inhaling vapors of heroin or cocaine heated on tin foil
chicken shit habit small heroin habit, usually not addicted
chick heroin
China white very pure form of heroin, alternately a fentanyl analog used as a heroin substitute
cotton shooter desperate addict who injects the residue from cotton used to filter heroin
daytime high on drugs, especially heroin
dip and dab experiment, especially with heroin
do up inject a drug, especially heroin
evening onset of heroin withdrawal (start of night time)
firing the ack ack gun technique for smoking heroin by dipping tip of a tobacco cigarette in heroin (Asian slang)
floating high on a drug, especially heroin
fluff filtering heroin or cocaine through cloth (often a stocking) to increase its apparent bulk
goods any drug, especially heroin
good sick nausea following heroin injection
Harry Jones heroin
heavy stuff heroin or cocaine
Judas heroin (a friend that betrays you)
King Kong major heroin habit
man heroin; drug dealer; the police
Mister Brownstone hashish, brown heroin
monkey on one's back addiction to a drug, especially heroin or opium
night time heroin withdrawal
Nixon low potency heroin
partying using a drug, especially heroin; getting drunk
people, the high level heroin distributors
pineapple heroin and Ritalin or amphetamine
poison people heroin addicts
poor man's speedball heroin and methamphetamine combo
red chicken Chinese heroin
schmack heroin
schmeck heroin
schmecker heroin user
score price of a bundle of drugs, especially heroin
used as a heroin substitute  
shit heroin
sleepwalker heroin addict
speedball injection of heroin and cocaine mixture
speedball artist one who injects heroin and cocaine mixture
super flu heroin withdrawal symptoms
take off artists heroin addicts who rob other addicts to get drugs
taking care of business heroin addicts life and actions on the street
tapping the bags when dealers remove small amounts of heroin from a bag before selling it, thus short weighting the buyer
tecata heroin
ten cent pistol heroin dose laced with poison
T's and Blues Talwin (pentazocine) and PBZ (pyribenzamine) used as a heroin substitute
T's and B's Talwin (pentazocine) and PBZ (pyribenzamine) used as a heroin substitute
tease and bees Talwin (pentazocine) and PBZ (pyribenzamine) used as a heroin substitute
tease and blues Talwin (pentazocine) and PBZ (pyribenzamine) used as a heroin substitute
tease and pies Talwin (pentazocine) and PBZ (pyribenzamine) used as a heroin substitute
teddies and bettys Talwin (pentazocine) and PBZ (pyribenzamine) used as a heroin substitute
tops and bottoms Talwin (pentazocine) and PBZ (pyribenzamine) used as a heroin substitute
tricycles and bicycles Talwin (pentazocine) and PBZ (pyribenzamine) used as a heroin substitute
wired intoxicated on amphetamines; addicted to heroin
AIP heroin from Afghanistan, Iran, & Pakistan
Antifreeze heroin
Aries heroin
Atom bomb marijuana and heroin
Aunt Hazel heroin
Back to back smoking crack after injecting heroin or heroin used after smoking crack
Bad bundle inferior quality heroin
Bad seed peyote; heroin; marijuana
Balloon heroin supplier
Ballot heroin
Belushi cocaine and heroin
Big bag heroin
Big H heroin
Big Harry heroin
Bindle small packet of drug powder; heroin
Birdie powder heroin; cocaine
Black pearl heroin
Black stuff heroin
Black tar heroin
Blanco heroin
Bomb crack; heroin; large marijuana cigarette;
high potency heroin  
Bombido injectable amphetamine; heroin; depressant
Bombita amphetamine; heroin; depressant
Bombs away heroin
Bonita heroin
Boy heroin
Bozo heroin
Brick gum heroin
Brown heroin; marijuana
Brown crystal heroin
Brown rhine heroin
Brown sugar heroin
Bundle heroin
Butu heroin
Caballo heroin
Caca heroin
Capital H heroin
Caps heroin; psilocybin/psilocin
Carga heroin
Carne heroin
Channel swimmer one who injects heroin
Charley heroin
Chasing the dragon crack and heroin
Chasing the tiger to smoke heroin
Chicle heroin
Chieva heroin
China cat high potency heroin
Chinese red heroin
Chip heroin
Chucks hunger following withdrawal from heroin
Cigarette paper packet of heroin
Climax crack; isobutyl nitrite; heroin
Cook mix heroin with water; heating heroin to prepare it for injection
Cook down process in which users liquify heroin in order to inhale it
Cotics heroin
Cotton brothers cocaine, heroin and morphine
Courage pills heroin; depressant
Crap/crop low quality heroin
Crown crap heroin
Cura heroin
Cut-deck heroin mixed with powdered milk
Dead on arrival heroin
Deck 1 to 15 grams of heroin, also known as a bag;
Deuce $2 worth of drugs; heroin
Dime's worth amount of heroin to cause death
Dirt heroin
Dog food heroin
Dogie heroin
Doogie/doojee/dugie heroin
Dooley heroin
Dope heroin; marijuana; any other drug
Dreck heroin
Duji heroin
Dust heroin; cocaine; PCP; marijuana mixed with various chemicals
Dusting adding PCP, heroin, or another drug to marijuana
Dynamite heroin and cocaine
Dyno heroin
Dyno-pure heroin
Eightball crack and heroin
Eighth heroin
El diablito marijuana, cocaine, heroin and PCP
El diablo marijuana, cocaine and heroin
Estuffa heroin
Ferry dust heroin
Flamethrowers cigarette laced with cocaine and heroin
Flea powder low purity heroin
Foo foo stuff heroin; cocaine
Foolish powder heroin; cocaine
Frisco special cocaine, heroin and LSD
Frisco speedball cocaine, heroin and LSD
Galloping horse heroin
Gamot heroin
Gato heroin
George smack heroin
Girl cocaine; crack; heroin
Give wings inject someone or teach someone to inject heroin
Glacines heroin
Golden girl heroin
Golpe heroin
Goma opium; black tar heroin
Good and plenty heroin
Good H heroin
Goofball cocaine and heroin; depressant
Gravy to inject a drug; heroin
H heroin
H & C heroin and cocaine
H Caps heroin
Hache heroin
Hairy heroin
Half load 15 bags (decks) of heroin
Half piece 1/2 ounce of heroin or cocaine
Hard candy heroin
Hard stuff opium; heroin
Harry heroin
Hazel heroin
Heaven dust heroin; cocaine
Helen heroin
Hell dust heroin
Henry heroin
Hero heroin
Hero of the underworld heroin
Heroina heroin
Herone heroin
Hessle heroin
Him heroin
Hombre heroin
Hong-yen heroin in pill form
Horning heroin; to inhale cocaine
Horse heroin
Hot dope heroin
Hot heroin poisoned to give to a police informant
HRN heroin
Hype heroin addict; an addict
Isda heroin
Jee gee heroin
Jive heroin; marijuana; drugs
Jive doo jee heroin
Jojee heroin
Jolly pop casual user of heroin
Jones heroin
Joy flakes heroin
Joy powder heroin; cocaine
Junk cocaine; heroin
Kabayo heroin
Karachi heroin
LBJ LSD; PCP; heroin
Lemonade heroin; poor quality drugs
Little bomb amphetamine; heroin; depressant
Load 25 bags of heroin
Matsakow heroin
Mayo cocaine; heroin
Mexican brown heroin; marijuana
Mexican horse heroin
Mexican mud heroin
Mojo cocaine; heroin
Moonrock crack and heroin
Morotgara heroin
Mortal combat high potency heroin
Mud opium; heroin
Murder one heroin and cocaine
Muzzle heroin
Nanoo heroin
New Jack Swing heroin and morphine
Nice and easy heroin
Nickel bag $5 worth of drugs; heroin
Nickel deck heroin
Nod effects of heroin
Noise heroin
Nose heroin
Nose drops liquified heroin
Number 3 cocaine, heroin
Number 4 heroin
Number 8 heroin
Ogoy heroin
Oil heroin, PCP
Old Steve heroin
P-dope 20-30% pure heroin
P-funk heroin; crack and PCP
Pack heroin; marijuana
Pangonadalot heroin
Paper boy heroin peddler
Parachute crack and PCP smoked; heroin
Peg heroin
Perfect High heroin
Poison heroin; fentanyl
Polvo heroin; PCP
Poppy heroin
Powder heroin; amphetamine
Primos cigarettes laced with cocaine and heroin
Pulborn heroin
Pure heroin
Quill methamphetamine; heroin; cocaine
Racehorse charlie cocaine; heroin
Ragweed inferior quality marijuana; heroin
Rambo heroin
Rane cocaine; heroin
Ready rock cocaine; crack; heroin
Red chicken heroin
Red eagle heroin
Reindeer dust heroin
Rhine heroin
Sack heroin
Salt heroin
Sandwich two layers of cocaine with a layer of heroin
Scag heroin
Scat heroin
Scate heroin
Scott heroin
Shmeck/schmeek heroin
Skid heroin
Sleeper heroin; depressant
Slime heroin
Smack heroin
Smoke heroin and crack; crack; marijuana
Smoking gun heroin and cocaine
Snow cocaine; heroin; amphetamine
Snowball cocaine and heroin
Speedball heroin and cocaine; amphetamine
Spider blue heroin
Spoon 1/16 ounce of heroin;paraphernalia used to prepare heroin for injection
Stuff heroin
Sugar cocaine; LSD; heroin
Sweet Jesus heroin
Sweet stuff heroin; cocaine
T.N.T. heroin; fentanyl
Tar opium; heroin
Taste heroin; small sample of drugs
Tecate heroin
Tecatos Hispanic heroin addicts
The beast heroin
The witch heroin
Thing heroin; cocaine; main drug interest at the moment
Tootsie roll heroin
Whack PCP and heroin
White boy heroin
White girl cocaine; heroin
White junk heroin
White lady cocaine; heroin
White nurse heroin
White stuff heroin
Whiz bang cocaine and heroin
Wings heroin; cocaine
Witch heroin; cocaine
Witch hazel heroin
Z 1 ounce of heroin
red rum potent form of heroin (murder spelled backward)
black tootsie roll black tar heroin
white horse Heroin
cheva heroin
chiva heroin

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