Other names for heroin
Smack, brown, horse, gear, junk, H, jack, scag.
What heroin looks like and how it's taken
Brownish-white powder which is smoked, snorted or dissolved and injected.
The effects of heroin
Small doses give the user a sense of warmth and wellbeing. Larger doses can make them feel drowsy and relaxed.
The health risks or heroin
Heroin is addictive (even when smoked). Users who form a habit may end up taking the drug just to feel normal. Excessive amounts can result in overdose, coma and death. Sharing needles can also spread HIV.
Legal status of heroin