Heroin (Diacetylmorphine, Morphine Diacetate and also Diamorphine) was first synthesized in 1874 by English chemist C.R. Wright. But its commercial value was first recognized in 1897 by Heinrich Dreser and Felix Hoffman at the Bayer pharmaceutical laboratory - the same researchers who invented aspirin, which is is made by a similar process. Heroin was intended to be a less-addictive substitute for other common opiates.
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, heroin was common in over-the-counter medicines, but it was made illegal in the United States in 1924 through the Heroin Act. In the second half of the twentieth century, heroin was widely stigmatized as the quintessential illicit drug, as images of urban heroin addicts were propagated by media reports.
1: Morphine Freebase or Morphine HCl.
2: Heroin Acetate or Heroin Freebase.
3: Similar to #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.
4: Heroin HCl, which is a white or grey-ish substance that is easily dissolved and injected.
Black Tar Heroin. In a sense does not 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).
Note: Purity varies wildly, and with such the dose does also.
|Common (no tolerance)||5-15mg|
|Strong (no tolerance)||10-20mg|
|Common (with tolerance)||20-30mg|
|Strong (with tolerance)||30-50mg|
When injected intravenously, smoked, or insufflated, heroin produces a wash of euphoria followed by a period of sedation lasting for 2-4 hours. Intramuscular and subcutaneous injection typically lack the initial wave of intense euphoria, and cause feelings of sedation lasting three to five hours.
A common misconception is that Grapefruit juice potentiates Morphine and/or Heroin. It does not.
Any first generation anti-histamines.
Converting the freebase version of Heroin to a salt version impacts the chemical in subjectively positive and negative effects, lets begin with listing those.
Pros: - Easily water soluble (Easy IVing and snorting, also snorting has an notable increase in potency as the heroin is now able to easily pass the mucous membrane) - You have 'more' as you add powder to your Heroin but depending on your route of administration (RoA from now on) this can even increase potency
Neutral: - It changes the color of the Heroin
Cons: - Not smokeable anymore (freebase Heroin is made for that and thus way better if your RoA is smoking/vaping)
So basically if you got freebase Heroin and wanna smoke/vape it? Stay with your freebase. You wanna IV or snort it though? Definitely get some kind of acid! These are your safe, and most of the time, cheap options: - ascorbic acid powder (vitamin C) -> turns your Heroin into Heroin Ascorbate - citric acid powder (DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT USE LEMON JUICE TO IV HEROIN. IT CAN MAKE YOU BLIND) -> turns your Heroin into - vinegar (same as above! it's just listed it for completions sake, I highly recommend to use ascorbic acid ) -> turns your Heroin into Heroin Citrate (same as popular 'ECP')
I could sadly not find any information on difference in strength but I suppose all 3 CAN be slightly different and depending on your body, metabolism and more.
So whats the ratio? You only need very little of one of those 3 options and all the heroin should dissolve in water, but if you snort it you must mix it up pretty good in order for it to work exactly how it's supposed to and with full strength.
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