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An opiate (narcotic) drug processed from morphine and extracted from certain poppy plants. Heroin comes in a white or brownish powder, or a black sticky substance known as “black tar heroin.” Often “cut” with other drugs or substances such as sugar or powdered milk. User is unaware how much actual heroin is being used, creating likelihood of overdose.
Big H, Black Tar, Chiva, Hell Dust, Horse, Negra, Smack, Thunder
Injected, smoked, or sniffed/snorted. High purity heroin is usually snorted or smoked.
FACT SHEET: Read More about Heroin (pdf)
Tips for Teens: The Truth About Heroin (SAMHSA publication)