Heroin is a far more “popular’ recreational drug these days than general opium, but it is, in fact considered to be an opioid – that is, a chemical substance that works pretty much like opium (it chills out a person, and relieves pain).


Heroin is, however, deemed by some as more like an opiate – opiate being an opium-like substance that is derives from natural or semi-synthetic opium only; it falls under the opioid umbrella, of course, though opioid includes synthetically-generated opium-like substances.

Heroin falls under the category of opiate, as it is a semi-synthetic opioid created from morphine, which in turn is chemically derived from opium poppy.

HeroinToday, heroin is described as one of the most dangerous recreational drugs all over the world. It is illegal to sell, make, or HAVE heroin on one’s person in several parts of the world, namely Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Swaziland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America – many people’s lives have been ruined because of it. Despite this, heroin is still legally used controlled medication in some countries (under the name diamorphine or diacetylmorphine).

In this section of the site, we will be providing you with extensive information on heroin and its effects on people – both positive (when used appropriately) or negatively.