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Definition

Also known as smack, brown, horse, gear, H, steps, junk, skag and jack). Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive drug. It is both the most abused and the most rapidly acting of the opiates. It is typically sold as a white or brownish powder or as the black sticky substance known on the streets as “black tar heroin.”

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Public Health Social Policy Addictive Drug Brownish Powder Sticky Substance 
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