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What is Heroin?

Heroin (also known as black tar, brown sugar, dope, chiba, hell dust, skag) is a synthetic opiate drug that is highly addictive. It only takes a few hits to become addicted. An addict has to take heroin multiple times a day because the effects of withdrawal. Eventually, this can have fatal consequences.

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Many users of heroin describe it as one of the most addictive substances they have ever tried, and users have a difficult time trying to quit this drug on their own. If you or someone you love is battling a heroin addiction, please call our helpline today at 855-315-4777. Contact Us Our admissions coordinators are standing by to help you find the best recovery options for your specific needs.

Important Things to Consider

How Heroin Differs from Opium

While opium and heroin are related to each other, there are some differences between the two drugs. Despite the differences in their chemical makeup, both are considered highly...

How to Stop Self-Medicating

Self-medication is a dangerous act that can lead to severe consequences. People may see it as a harmless practice to deal with issues like a cold or a headache, but some rely on...

How Can I Help My Addicted Friend?

Addiction is a disease that affects the brain reward system, which hinders memory, motivation, self-awareness and thought processes. Neurobiological changes of drug use create a...

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