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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 (866) 872-6491. Contact Us Our admissions coordinators are standing by to help you find the best recovery options for your specific needs.

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