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Some of the most well-known opiates include opium, heroin, fentanyl, morphine, codeine, oxycodone and hydrocodone. Opiates in low doses are also included in other medicines and used in hospitals by healthcare professionals. Opiates used in ways other than prescribed by a physician can be highly addictive, and those sold on the street can be extremely dangerous. As with any drug sold illegally, there are a variety of street names for opiates. Opium is the hardened juice from the unripe seedpods of the opium poppy plant.
Depending on where you are in the United States, the type of heroin available on the streets will vary. Different countries produce different forms of the drug. A sticky black tar version is usually found on the West Coast.
A white, more powder-like version is more available on the East Coast. The different forms of the drug spawned different nicknames and street names for heroin. Below, you will find a collection of some of those terms.
There are a of slang terms that people use to talk about heroin. They vary according to location and trends, popular songs of the moment, and insider code words. There are, however, a of terms that are relatively well known and refer to heroin across different age groups and population groups:.
Combining heroin with different drugs is a common practice. There are even special words to describe those combinations. Some of these are listed below. Almost ritual like, the preparation of the drug is highly ritualistic and, as such, the different aspects of heroin use has spawned a whole language to define it.
If you or someone you love is addicted to herointhe effects are devastating. Very few have found a way to function on heroin.
Most lose their jobs, their motivation, their dreams, their relationships, their boundaries, their homes. It can take as little as one shot to become physically addicted to the drug.
The sooner the problem is addressed, the higher the chance that treatment will be successful. If you have questions about heroin addiction or how Black Bear Rehab can help you or your loved one through heroin detox and treatment. today at Rig, Point, Works — the needle and syringe used to shoot heroin.