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Heroin is an opioid drug made from morphine, a natural substance taken from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin can be a white or brown powder, or a black sticky substance known as black tar heroin.

How Do People Use Heroin?

Heroin is used by injecting, snorting, or smoking.

Nicknames and Street Names for Heroin:

  • Birdie Powder
  • Black Pearl
  • Black Tar
  • Boy
  • Brown Sugar
  • China White
  • Chiva
  • Dope
  • Dragon
  • H
  • Hero
  • Horse
  • Junk
  • Mexican Horse
  • Mud
  • Number 2
  • Pluto
  • Skag
  • Skunk
  • Smack
  • White Stuff
  • Witch Hazel

Used alone, heroin can have deadly consequences and when combined with other drugs, the risk of adverse effects and overdose increases greatly.

Common Names for Heroin Mixed with Other Drugs:

  • Heroin and Cocaine: Dynamite
  • Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana: El diablo
  • Heroin and Crack Cocaine: Speedball, Dragon Rock, Primo
  • Heroin and Ecstasy: H-bomb
  • Heroin, LSD, PCP: LBJ
  • Heroin and LSD: Neon Nod
  • Heroin and Marijuana: A-bomb or Atom Bomb
  • Heroin and Methamphetamine: Screwball
  • Heroin and Xanax: Chocolate Bars

Lists above are not exhaustive as the names of heroin and their mixtures differ by country and geographical region. In addition, these slang terms change frequently as drug users and dealers are constantly trying to thwart the authorities.

Information provided above is courtesy of: https://www.dea.gov and http://www.narconon.org

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