Heroin is a highly addictive drug made from the resin of poppy plants. It is one of the three drugs most frequently linked to drug-related deaths. Violence and crime are also linked to its use.
Pregnant women can suffer spontaneous abortion
Slowed heart rate
Severely slowed breathing, sometimes to the point of death
Infection of the gums
Weakened immune system
Coma and death
Pustules on the face
Sharing of needles results in hepatitis (severe liver disease), HIV and other blood-borne viruses.
All information graciously provided by The Foundation For a Drug Free World.