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General Information[edit | edit source]

Heroin is a powerful opiate pain-killer that produces euphoria and blissful apathy. It is known for leading to addiction and difficult physical withdrawal symptoms.

History[edit | edit source]

Heroin (Diacetylmorphine, Morphine Diacetate and also Diamorphine) Was first synthesized in 1874 by C.R. Alder Wright. Is the 3,6-Diacetyl ester of Morphine.

Types of heroin[edit | edit source]

number 1: Morphine Freebase or Morphine HCl. number 2: Heroin Acetate or Heroin Freebase. number 3: number 4 Heroin but specifically altered at the point of manufacture to make it conducive for smoking. The technical definition is a 60:40 mix, with 60 representing Heroin HCl and 40 representing Caffeine HCl. number 4: Heroin HCl, which is a white or greyish substance that is easily dissolved and injected. All ROA's are possible.

Black Tar Heroin. In a sense doesn’t fall under the above number, as it uses a completely different method from Opium to Heroin. Contains 6-MAM and 3-MAM (which binds relatively weak to the μ-Opioid receptors).

Dosage[edit | edit source]


Intravenous (IV)[edit | edit source]

Common with no tolerance: 5-15mg

Strong with no tolerance: 10-20mg

Common with a tolerance 20-30mg

Strong with a tolerance 30-50mg

Smoked[edit | edit source]

Common: 10-20mg

Strong: 20-30mg

Duration[edit | edit source]

Intravenous[edit | edit source]

Onset: 10-20 seconds

Total Duration 4-5 hours.

Smoked[edit | edit source]

Onset: 5-10 seconds

Peak: 5-10 minutes

Total Duration 3-5 hours

Harm Reduction[edit | edit source]

Potentiators[edit | edit source]

A common misconception is that Grapefruit juice potentiates Morphine and/or Heroin. It does not.

Some words from a fellow member[edit | edit source]

Hello fellow & former opiate/heroin addicts. I have some very important information that may save your life one day. There's a good chance you've heard it before, but cannot emphasize how strong its so important to know the following critical information:

  • If you relapse after having a week or more clean time, you have very well may die. Why, you ask? Most cases involve an individual who managed to get clean for a fair amount of time and relapse, often using the same dose they normally would use. Sometimes even less. In fact, I'd wager that at least 70% of heroin related deaths are from who make this lethal mistake. I feel obligated to make this post, as one of my closest friends died last month after making this common mistake. There is more to keep in mind. Many people are not very bright, and don't realize how serious drug interactions can be, ESPECIALLY with little to no tolerance. A lot of other overdoses occur from people mixing heroin/opiates/alcohol with benzos. Without serious tolerance to all/any of these drugs, especially benzos, this is an incredibly potential lethal combination. I have been using opiates/heroin for well over 5 years now, and nearly every time I hear about someone overdosing & dying, it is either a result of benzos+opiates/alcohol, or from relapsing without stopping to think about how low their tolerance has become. A third killer is easily a result from mixing heroin with cocaine. It is true that many experienced users are able to handle a speedball, but even with a high tolerance, people still have died. And I assure you, cocaine overdose is NOT fun. The majority of users don't speedball, and if you haven't tried coke+heroin IV, do yourself a favor and just don't try it or your addiction will get far worse. I sincerely hope any heroin/opiate/benzo/alcohol users will heed my warning & remember this vital information forever. Share it with your friends, but most of all, be SAFE.

~ soli