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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.

Get Help for Heroin Addiction

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.

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