Heroin is very addictive drug coming from morphine. It’s a depressant that affects the brain system and interferes with the brain’s ability to feel pain. Also known as on the streets as Brown Sugar, Dope, Horse, Junk, Skag, Big H, Smack. It is known to look like tar-like substance or a white to dark brown powder.
Heroin is a very dangerous drug and is one of the most addictive drugs there is. With heroin addicts being the most common and most drug that has a relapsing episode. The method that is most popular with younger users is heating the heroin on foil and then the smoke is inhaled by a straw. HIV and other diseases can occur when addicts share needles or other injection equipment.
Heroin is a fast acting and with the matter of seconds, a small dose will give them an instant feeling of well-being. Large doses can make the addict relaxed and drowsy; it can cause lack of concentration, anxiety, fear and suppressed pain. Blurred vision, sweating, slow breathing, as well as nausea and vomiting, is some physical effects. After the last dose, some will feel the effects of aches, sneezing, hot and cold sweats for the first few hours.
Heroin is considered Class A drug which makes it illegal to have and use or supply others with heroin. The penalty for possession of heroin is seven years in prison, and a supplier can spend a life sentence in prison. It is a tough drug to stop using, when users inject the heroin into the vein, it will leave scars over a period which is to be called tracks and can be found all over the body. It does not take someone a long period to get hooked on heroin even after ones first or second use the user always craves the next dose.