Also known as: White / Smack / Junk / Powder / Putin / Medicine / Ubat

What's This?

Heroin is a powerful and very addictive drug that comes in granular, powder or solution form.

Heroin No. 4 is white in colour while Heroin No. 3 is more yellowish.

Heroin abusers feel dull and tired very easily. They cannot work properly as they are not able to concentrate.

"Chasing the Dragon", a common method if abuse used by heroin abusers here, involves heating the heroin powder and sniffing the fumes through a rolled note.

A photograph of heroin

Effects & Dangers

  • Lowered heart rate and respiration
  • Damage to lungs, kidneys and liver
  • Dull feeling and tiredness
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Constipation

Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Watery eyes and runny nose
  • Irritable and jittery feelings
  • Tremours and bodily cramps
  • Chills and sweating
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting