A white or brown powder derived from morphine, which is derived from the seed-pod of the Asian poppy plant. Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs known to man and is one of the largest causes of illegal-drug-related deaths. It often takes a single dose to become dependent on the drug. It is smoked, snorted or injected. Most teen users buy heroin concealed in antihistamine capsule, break them open and snort the contents. Snorting and smoking has become more popular today, because heroin today is much more pure and potent, and because some people wrongfully believe it is less addictive or harmful when taken this way.
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