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Smack, H, gear

Heroin is the most potent type of drug created from the opium poppy. It typically comes as a white or brown powder. The opium poppy can also be processed into less potent forms including tea, opium or morphine which is a strong painkiller used in hospitals. Heroin is not widely used in New Zealand. 

What it feels like

How to be safer

When to get help

Cutting down

Things to think about

Drug Index

We believe that access to accurate, clear information is essential to reduce drug-related harm. This index provides harm reduction advice for drugs that are common in New Zealand.

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Is it time to change your drug use?

Thinking about your drug use can help you decide whether it's time to make a change. DrugHelp can be useful if you or someone you care about is struggling with their substance drug use.

drughelp.org.nz

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Is it time to rethink your relationship with alcohol?

Living Sober is a friendly online community where you can talk safely and honestly with others about your relationship with alcohol. Visit and join our thriving community.

livingsober.org.nz