Heroin is known by far to be one of the most addictive, dangerous and powerful opiate drugs in the world today. It is derived from the poppy plant and is usually sold as a white or brown powder. Heroin has been directly linked to the destruction and early deaths of countless lives.
The most common method of Heroin use is the intravenous injection, although some choose to snort, smoke, or inhale it, it has many street names such as smack, gear, brown, skag, maal and many more depending on an individual’s demographics and where they may live.
Heroin works by increasing endorphins and dopamine (known as happy chemicals) in the brain’s reward system, thus providing instant feelings of contentment, relaxed-euphoria and wellbeing that typically last a few hours. Heroin is highly misusable and can often after only a few short doses cause a strong physical and psychological dependency to its user.
A user over time will build a tolerance to the Heroin thus requiring higher amounts to achieve the same high. Misusers will eventually find themselves unable to function normally due to the extremely strong cravings and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.