Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs
The major active chemical in Opium
10 times more potent than crude
Developed in 1803 by F.W. Serturner
Named after Morpheus-Greek God of
May remain in the system for 2-4 days.
1874 Alder Wright altered a compound
of Morphine creating Heroin.
Twice as addictive as morphine.
Most Heroin is produced in Southeast
US may have as much as 900,000
Designer Heroin is now being produced
which may be more deadly.
What is Heroin?
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 is processed from morphine
What is OxyContin?
OxyContin is the brand name for an opioid
analgesic containing the active ingredient
oxycodone (also found in Percocet and
Percodan). OxyContin is a legal narcotic that
is available, by prescription, to treat severe
pain. OxyContin is a controlled-release
medication that, when used correctly, provides
extended relief of pain associated with cancer,
back pain, or arthritis.
The most serious risk
associated with OxyContin, is
RAPP - Relatives Against
The purpose of this site is to bring
awareness on how easy it is to
overdose Oxycontin(Oxy's) it's other
ABUSE dangers and the dangers of
Prescription Drug Abuse.
Methadone is primarily used today for the
treatment of narcotic addiction. The effects of
methadone last longer than those of morphine-
based drugs. Methadone's effects can last up
to 24 hours, thereby permitting administration
only once a day in heroin detoxification and
Is methadone more likely to kill you than
Dr Russell Newcombe concluded that
methadone programs as a form of
harm-reduction possibly cause more
victims than they prevent.
'one's methadone maintenance dose
is another's poison'
Heroin versus Methadone
When methadone treatment originated it
was to be a 20 day process to help
ease the pain of withdrawal from opiate
addiction. Today methadone treatment
facilities are run based on their financial
success. They base their success on
profit from their customers.
What are the symptoms of
slow, shallow and labored breathing
stopped breathing (fatal within 2-4 hours)
bluish skin and fingernails and lips
spasms of the stomach and intestinal tract
low blood pressure
drowsiness and disorientation
Heroin vs Methadone
Route of administration intravenous oral
Onset of action immediate 30 minutes
Duration of action 3–6 hrs 24–36 hrs
Euphoria first 1–2 hrs none
Withdrawal symptoms after 3–4 hrs after 24 hrs