Heroin Is a drug. Heroin is a white or light brown powder or a milky liquid or black and sticky substance and is highly addictive and its very popular.
Don't people use heroin to get high or a rush of good feeling?
Yes, Emily you are correct. Heroin is a Stimulant which helps the users get high but if they get off of it then they will want more and the amount of usage will increase.
Some street name of heroin are called Black Tar, Big H, Smack, and Thunder.
Those names don't sound so Appealing!
How is heroin taken? Overdose effects?! Short-term effects?
Heroin can be taken in shots or it can be sniffed/snorted. But if needles were to be shared that can lead to other things like HIV. Due to overdose can lead to a coma or death and some short term affects are a warm feeling of Skin, Dry Mouth, and Vomitting.
Withdraw affects? Long-term effects?
Some withdraw affects are restlessness, aches and pains in the bones, diarrhea, vomiting and severe discomfort. Some long term affects are Hepatitis C Decision, making skills and Behavioral skills.
20% of 12 graders say that they can get heroin easlily if they wanted. 90% of Americans with a substance abuse problem started smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18.
We hope you understand and choose not to use Heroin.