Health Effects

  • Tolerance to narcotics develops rapidly and addiction is likely.
  • The use of contaminated syringes may result in diseases such as HIV/AIDS,endocarditis and hepatitis.
  • Addiction in pregnant women can lead to premature, stillborn or addictedinfants who experience severe withdrawal symptoms.

Opiates also are known as: heroin, smack, horse, brown sugar and black tar.

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