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Identifying Black Tar Heroin
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), black tar heroin comes in the form of a dark, sticky substance. Distinguishing between the powder and black tar forms of heroin is easy, even for the untrained eye, since black tar gets its name from its resemblance to roofing tar.
What Are the Dangers Associated with Shooting Heroin?
Injecting, also known as “shooting,” heroin is a dangerous method of use for what is already a very unsafe drug. Injection is done intravenously by using a syringe to insert the drug directly into the bloodstream, which increases how rapidly the effects of the substance are felt as well as the intensity of the effects.
Smoking Heroin: Side Effects, Withdrawal Symptoms, Overdose & Heroin Treatment Options
Heroin can be consumed in a variety of ways, the most common methods being smoking, snorting, and injecting the drug.