How a heroin addict gets high

Heroin Setup
Heroin Setup

Using heroin, according to drug counselors, is a very physical and emotional experience for the addict. The addict has to have a kit in order to shoot up.  The kit would include something to use as a tourniquet, perhaps a belt, the IV needle, a source of flame, small metal container to heat heroin and of course the drug.

Heroin will either come in a small balloon or in a small envelope called a stamp. Manydealers will actually name their particular brand. For example that heroin that
Phillip Seymour Hoffman was using was labeled “Ace of Spades”.

Ace of Spades Heroin
Ace of Spades Heroin
Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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