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TarTar, or heroin, is a drug that is a derivative of the opium poppy plant. This drug was created as a healthy, non-addictive form of morphine, but shortly after production, tar users began showing signs of morphine addiction. What professionals found out was that it is two times more potent than morphine and actually turns into morphine once the individual ingests the drug.

About Tar Addiction

In America today, countless people are addicted to tar and are dying in rapid numbers because of the long term effects that are associated with using this drug. An individual that uses this drug can either:

  • Inject it using a needle and syringe
  • Smoke it using a pipe, lighter, and aluminum foil
  • Snort it by making it into a line and snorting it with whatever available tube

All of these three forms are addictive, and all three have very different negative effects to an individual’s body. When an individual chooses to inject the drug, they can suffer from health problems such as:

  • Contracting HIV/ AIDS or other blood-borne illnesses from using non-sterile needles
  • Collapsed veins
  • Infected veins
  • Cysts

Smoking tar side effects are equally as devastating as injecting heroin. Several commonly experienced side effects of smoking tar include, but are not limited to:

  • Lung damage or cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Tooth decay
  • Trouble breathing

The last method of insertion of tar is snorting it. This is a painful method of consumption, but is actually very common. Snorting it can lead to effects such as:

  • Nasal cavity decay
  • Contraction of hepatitis C
  • Throat cancer
  • Breathing difficulties

These physical effects of using heroin do not include the long-term full body effects that can become life threatening. You should always be aware of the dangers of using any drug.

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