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Heroin. What is it?. Heroin is one of a group of chemicals called narcotics. They come from the opium poppy and are used as painkillers. Symptoms. Heart beats slower. Breathe slower. Pupils shrink and eyes water. Skin on face, neck, and chest turn red. Feel sick to your stomach. Vomit.

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What is it
What is it?

Heroin is one of a group of chemicals called narcotics. They come from the opium poppy and are used as painkillers.


Symptoms
Symptoms

Heart beats slower.

Breathe slower.

Pupils shrink and eyes water.

Skin on face, neck, and chest turn red.

Feel sick to your stomach. Vomit.


Long term effects
Long term effects

Lung damage.

Lowers sex drive.

Disrupts menstrual periods.

Constipation.

Depression

Bad teeth

Cold sweats

Itching

Coma


Street names
Street Names

Big H

H

Junk

Skag

Horse

Smack

Thunder

Hell dust

Nose drops


Statistics
Statistics

An estimate 13.5 million people in the world take opioids, including 9.2 million who use heroin.

Opiates, mainly heroin, account for 18% of the admissions for drug and alcohol treatment in the U.S.


Treatment
Treatment

Treatment varies, detoxification may be needed to manage the effects of withdrawal. Treatment addresses causes of drug abuse and helps recovering abusers become more self-aware, self-reliant, responsible, and able to manage stress with the “crutch” of drugs.


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