Street Names• H• Smack• Horse• Brown• Black• Tar• ScagBlack tar is a form of heroin produced in Mexico.It has a quicker, simplified synthesis and containsMore morphine derivatives other than heroin.
How Is It Taken• Can be injected• Can be sniffed/snorted• Can be smoked
ClassificationHeroin is a depressant meaning it slows downthe bodily functions.
EffectsShort term• Rush/pleasurable sensation• Mental function is slowed• Nausea, vomiting, and severe itchingLong term• The addiction is the most detrimental effect because iteventually consumes the user• Withdrawals can include restlessness, bone pain, vomiting,cold flashes and leg movements
Origin/HistoryWhere it comes from• 80% of the worlds illicit heroin comes from Afghanistan• Mexico’s illicit heroin production has risen 6 times from 2007-2011 makingit second in the world.How it is made• Opium is extracted from a poppy plant pod and turned into morphine.The morphine is then turned into heroin by a chemical reaction. It is thenmechanically or chemically refined.
Is it legal?Heroin is illegal to posses, produce or sell without a license.Under its medical names (diamorphine and diacetylmorphine) heroin is usedas a legal controlled, prescribed drug and is given to patents as a pain killer.It is also prescribed to long term patients to help them stop their addictionsto the illicit, stronger heroin.