Heroin is an opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as “black tar heroin.”

State of Iowa Special Report on Opioids to IDPH - August 2016

National Institute on Drug Abuse - Heroin

Office of National Drug Control Policy - Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use

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