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  1. Street Names for Heroin

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    Heroin is a highly addictive opioid, which is illegally manufactured and is used for recreational purposes. When an individual takes Heroin, they can experience euphoria, drowsiness and pain relief. There are many different varieties of Heroin, and they depend on which region of the world they are produced. Heroin can be white, brown or black tar. Estimates show that over 4 million people in the United States have tried Heroin and approximately 23% of those people have developed an addiction to the drug.

    Signs of Heroin Use

    How can one identify if an individual has a Heroin addiction? Some signs of Heroin use are:

    • Depression
    • Decline in grades
    • Hanging out with a new group of friends
    • Behavioral changes
    • Increased absences from school or work
    • Finding syringes, baggies, or balloons with suspicious contents.
    • Neglecting hobbies and other activities
    • Apathy
    • Drowsiness
    • Slowed movements
    • Attention and memory problems.
    • Slurred speech.
    • Impaired judgment.

    Common Names for Heroin

    Because Heroin is produced in so many different places, it is called by many different names. Some common street names for Heroin include Smack, Dope, Mud, Horse, Skag, Junk, H, Black tar, Black pearl, Brown sugar, Witch hazel, Birdie powder, Dragon, Hero, White stuff, China white and Boy.

    There are also Spanish names for the drug, including Bombita, Chicle, Gato, La Buena, Tiger, Zoquete, Vidrio, Caballo, Carga and Carne.

    This is by no means an exhaustive list, as the names differ by country, and slang terms can change frequently, as the users and dealers of Heroin constantly try to come up with new street names to keep ahead of the authorities.

    Common Names for Heroin with other Drugs

    Drugs such as Marijuana, LSC, Cocaine, Ecstasy, Morphine, and cold medication can be combined with Heroin, and those combinations have different names, such as Chocolate Chip Cookies, Beast, Snowball, Cheese, etc. Some commonly seen combinations and their street names are:

    • Heroin and marijuana: A-bomb or atom bomb
    • Heroin and Xanax: Chocolate bars
    • Heroin and crack cocaine: Dragon rock, Primo
    • Heroin and cocaine: Dynamite
    • Heroin, cocaine, marijuana: El diablo
    • Heroin and ecstasy: H-bomb
    • Heroin, LSD, PCP: LBJ
    • Heroin and LSD: Neon nod.

    The consequences of using Heroin can be deadly on it’s own, and when combined with other dangerous drugs, the risk of overdose and harmful effects is increased significantly.

    The Importance of Knowing Heroin Street Names

    If one suspects that their loved one is addicted to Heroin, then it’s important to know the drug’s street names. The individual may be using these street names in an attempt to avoid their friends and family learning about their drug problem. Being educated about the different names will mean being more equipped to catch a loved one’s Heroin abuse, before it spirals into dependence and addiction.


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  2. Can You Get High on Heroin?

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    Heroin can create extreme euphoria and a deep sense of well-being. The addictive properties and side effects are well documented. Learn more about whether heroin can get a person high and how it works.

    Psychoactive Ingredients

    Heroin is derived from morphine which is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of certain varieties of poppy plants grown in Asia, Mexico and Colombia. The drug can trigger extreme sedation and euphoria by interacting with neurotransmitters in the central nervous system. Three components are important to know in heroin:

    Diacetylmorphine: main psychoactive ingredient


    Acetic anhydride

    Heroin needs these three components and may be dissolved in water or injected into a vein, muscle or under the skin. Some people choose to smoke or snort the drug.

    Euphoric Effects

    Psychoactive ingredients in heroin produce an intensely pleasurable sensation deemed a ‘rush’ that occurs in seconds after injection and lasts just a few minutes. The ‘rush’ is followed by a tranquil phase lasting a few hours which results in happiness, relaxation and an absence of emotional and physical pain. Euphoric effects of heroin occur within seconds after injection or minutes after smoking or snorting because of the time it needs to reach the brain. Heroin’s effects may last as long as three to five hours. A person may experience a rush initially including:

    • Alternating states of wakefulness and drowsiness
    • Mouth
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Severe itching

    Central Nervous System Effects

    Heroin is a depressant which acts on the central nervous system since the brain contains many opiate receptors. Once in the brain, heroin becomes morphine and binds to opiate receptors in the brain. This creates pain relief and nervous system depression. The brain’s neurotransmitters can cause clouded mental functioning and slowed breathing to the point of respiratory failure.

    Getting High

    Users of heroin report the drug can bring about a transcendent state of euphoria more intense than any other opiate or opioid. Getting high on heroin over and over can be a sign of heroin addiction. Different routes of administration trigger different onset effects for an individual. Intravenous injection is considered the fastest route of drug administration because it goes directly into the blood. Nasal and oral administration may not stimulate an equal ‘rush’ because the drug is absorbed more slowly rather than instantly. It is highly addictive when people increase the doses and, with it, the higher potential risk for psychological addiction.

    When Addiction Happens

    Dependency on heroin happens through frequent and regular use and tolerance can develop quickly. Increased doses are needed to achieve the same results. Some risks of use include:

    • Abscesses
    • Blood diseases like HIV and hepatitis
    • Failure of internal organs
    • Poisoning from other unknown substances combined with heroin
    • Reducing work of respiratory system which may result in death

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