Heroin
Health
Unit 1
By: Michel Eter
 Discovered by acetylation of morphine
 Proved to be more effective than morphine or codeine
 First production was in 1...
 Classified as Opiate
 Opiate- Narcotic drug containing opium or an opium derivative
 Injected, smoked, sniffed/snorted...
 Many nicknames and technical terms
 Combination of street names and technical terms
 Tar, dragon, dope, Mexican horse ...
Long Term Effects Short Term Effects
No patience Warm flushing of skin
Relapsing disease Dry mouth
Molecular changes in br...
 Illegal to manufacture or possess
 Must have license to manufacture
 Cannot possess without license in:
 United State...
1. Act very quickly- better than to wait more
2. Try to go to Methadone clinic
3. Try to find new alternative
4. Sign addi...
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  1. 1. Heroin Health Unit 1 By: Michel Eter
  2. 2.  Discovered by acetylation of morphine  Proved to be more effective than morphine or codeine  First production was in 1898 byThe Bayer Company  Considered a “wonder drug”  Restrictions on production were regulated by international treaties  Production and consumption decreased after 1931
  3. 3.  Classified as Opiate  Opiate- Narcotic drug containing opium or an opium derivative  Injected, smoked, sniffed/snorted, etc…
  4. 4.  Many nicknames and technical terms  Combination of street names and technical terms  Tar, dragon, dope, Mexican horse junk, Mexican mud, number 3, number 4, number 8, smack, etc…
  5. 5. Long Term Effects Short Term Effects No patience Warm flushing of skin Relapsing disease Dry mouth Molecular changes in brain Feeling of heavy legs No tolerance Feeling of heavy arms Seek out other drugs State of drowsiness
  6. 6.  Illegal to manufacture or possess  Must have license to manufacture  Cannot possess without license in:  United States, Belgium, Swaziland, Denmark, Germany, Iran, India, etc…
  7. 7. 1. Act very quickly- better than to wait more 2. Try to go to Methadone clinic 3. Try to find new alternative 4. Sign addict up for behavior therapy 5. After treated, stay with addict 6. Always stay positive

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