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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.

Important Things to Consider

Heroin: Cheap Factor

Heroin is actually one of the more expensive drugs for an addict. It depends on the region in which one is buying and the dealer. It can cost anywhere from $500 to $800 per gram....

Heroin Tragedies

Any kind of addiction is a tragedy. It takes so much away from someone’s life: hopes, dreams, love, drive, etc. Heroin is especially difficult to break free of without going to...

Heroin Peer Pressure

Peer pressure. We’ve all been there before. Some of us are there now. The enormous amount of pressure our peers can put on us to try what they’re trying, wear what they’re...

Heroin Overdose

Taking too much heroin can cause an overdose or even become fatal. Heroin affects the central nervous system. It also slows down the user’s breathing. If the dose is too high,...

Street names for heroin

There are a number of slang terms that people use to talk about heroin and heroin abuse and they vary according to location and trends, popular songs of the moment and inside code...

Heroin Abuse in America

Heroin is the most widely available and most rapidly acting of all opiate-derived drugs. According to the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 3.8...

Symptoms and Effects of Heroin

While the signs and symptoms of heroin addiction can vary depending on the individual, amount used and how it was administered, there are some signs that are the same across the...

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