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Heroin

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Transcript of Heroin



1.Smack
2.Mud
3.Brown
4.Black Tar
5. Big H
6. Dope
7. Bin Laden
8. Bart Simpson
9. Aunt Hazel
10. Dr. Feelgood
heroin


Depressant. All opiates are depressants.



-Up to life in prison with a minimum of 7 years
-An unlimited fine The heroin drug-taker has to pay $150 to $250 a day to support his/her addiction to the substance.
-Heroin is a class A drug
-If you test positive for Class A drugs = attend a compulsory drug assessment by specialist drug workers
- cannot be forced to provide a sample for testing but it is an offence to refuse to provide a sample without good cause
-Determine the extent of your drug problem
-Help you into treatment and other support, even if you're not charged with an offence
-Maximum penalties: seven years in prison and/or a fine for possession
-A lot of people result to crimes to obtain money for buying the drug because it is so expensive
-20% of people arrested in Britain, were on heroin in 2008
The risks associated with heroin include anxiety, mood swings, confusion, paranoia, euphoria (a feeling of extreme happiness) or rush feeling which is followed by a relaxed content state.

Short-term effects
"Rush"
Clouded mental functioning
Nausea and vomiting
Suppression of pain
Spontaneous abortion
Drowsy for several hours
Cardiac function slows
Breathing is also severely slowed, sometimes to the point of death
Slurred speech
Slowed walking
Constricted pupils
Droopy eyelids
Impaired night vision
Dry itching skin and skin infections
Doze off



Addiction
Infectious diseases, for example, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C which can be cause by sharing injection equipment
Collapsed veins
Bacterial infections
Abscesses (pus filled boils and such)
Infection of heart lining and valves
Arthritis
Liver and kidney disease
Death



1. a woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities

2. a drug YOU don't want to take
Addiction Cravings Crime Death Long-term consequences Legal consequences Type of drug Legal consequences for trafficking Effects Cost of heroin Street names Heroine vs. Heroin 10 interesting facts about HEROIN 1.

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5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Heroin comes from the opium poppy plant. It is typically sold as a white or brownish powder or as the black sticky substance known on the streets as "black tar heroin”. Heroin is usually injected, sniffed/snorted, or smoked.
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