terms for heroin:
Thunder, Hell Dust, Big H, Nose Drops, Skag, Junk
does heroin look like?
is heroin used?
heroin is a white powder with a bitter taste.
illicit heroin varies in color from white to dark brown.
tar" heroin is sticky like roofing tar or hard like coal, and
its color may vary from dark brown to black.
does heroin get to the United States?
the United States in 1999 there were 104,000 new heroin users.
2000, approximately 1.2% of the population reported heroin use at
least once in their lifetime.
U.S. heroin market is supplied entirely from foreign sources of
occurs in South America, Mexico, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia.
much does heroin cost?
Nationwide, in 2000, South American heroin ranged from $50,000 to $200,000
per kilogram. Southeast and Southwest Asian heroin ranged in price from
$40,000 to $190,000 per kilogram. Wholesale-level prices for Mexican
heroin were the lowest of any type, ranging from $13,200 to $175,000 per
kilogram. The wide range in kilogram prices reflects variables such as
buyer/seller relationships, quantities purchased, purchase frequencies,
purity, and transportation costs.
are some consequences of heroin use?
of the most significant effects of heroin use is addiction. Once
tolerance happens, higher does become necessary to achieve the
desired effect, and physical dependence develops.
use may cause collapsed veins, infection of heart lining and valves,
abscesses, liver disease, pulmonary complications, and various types
cause depression of central nervous system, cloudy mental
functioning, and slowed breathing to the point of respiratory
overdose may cause slow and shallow breathing, convulsions, coma,
and possibly death.
put themselves at risk for contracting HIV, hepatitis B and C, and
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)