Tag Archive for heroin

Naloxone

What is Naloxone? Naloxone is a medicine which can temporarily reverse the effects of an overdose caused by opiates and opioids such as heroin, methadone or morphine. The main life-threatening effect of opiates is to slow down and stop breathing. Naloxone blocks…

Heroin and other opiates

Boy, brown, china white, dragon, gear, H, horse, junk, skag, smack, diamorphine, morphine, methadone, opium, codeine, pethidine, dihydrocodeine (DF118), palfium, diconal, temgesic, physeptone What is heroin? Heroin (medical name diamorphine) is one of a group of drugs called ‘opiates’. These…

Gabapentin

What is gabapentin? Gabapentin is a prescription medicine used to treat a variety of conditions including epilepsy, neuropathic pain (pain related to problems with nerve signals) and anxiety disorders. Some people use gabapentin recreationally and consequently there is an illicit trade…

Chasing the dragon

What is chasing the dragon? Chasing the dragon is a way of smoking heroin. It usually involves placing powdered heroin on foil and heating it from below with a lighter. Foil used to heat heroin in order to “Chase the…