What is Smoking Heroin?
Smoking Heroin or also known as (AKA) chasing the dragon is a method of intake for the drug heroin. There are less fatalities recorded with this method than other methods such as injecting or snorting the drug. However, do not misunderstand as smoking heroin can be as fatal depending on the body physiology, amount of the drug used as well as the purity of the drug contents.
As of the date of this article (April 2010) the United Nations (UN) has estimated that there are over 50 million users of Heroin, Cocaine and synthetic drugs. Global Heroin Users are estimated to be around 15 Million and 21 Million in between the ages of 15 to 64.
Preparation Steps To Smoke Heroin:
- Heroin Smokers start by attaining a rectangular aluminum foil approximately 3 cms by 17 cms.
- You will also require some kind of funnel tube to help you inhale the vapor. One can be created from aluminum foil.
- The aluminum foil is then folded into half from its longer side and straitened as required in order to have an extremely flat surface.
- A chuck of Heroin is placed on one end of the foil that is closest to you.
- Begin applying gentle heat from a lighter or flame source to the lower surface of the aluminum foil in order to heat the heroin and have it start to boil.
CAUTIOUS: DO NOT OVER HEAT AND INHALE TOO MUCH OF THE DRUG IN ORDER NOT TO OVERDOSE. GENTLE HEATING IS WHAT IS REQUIRED HERE.
- Whilst holding the Tube in your mouth and as the heroin boils and vapor is let off, start to inhale the vapor.
- Once you have inhaled stop heating, take a short break and re-heat when ready for another. Finding difficulty chasing the vapor? That's why they called it chasing the dragon, practice will make perfect.
Pros and Cons of Smoking Heroin in regards to other methods
Pros of Smoking Heroin
- Can be considered less lethal compared to other methods of intake such as injecting.
- Can be considered less addictive than other methods of intake such as injecting.
- Is a more acceptable method of use for Recreational Users.
- Much of the drug is wasted with this method.
- Solo use of this method is very difficult.
- The drug is delivered directly to the brain.
Remember: Heroin is categorized as a "Class A Drug" meaning it is highly illegal and addictive as well as the possibility of it being fatal. If you feel you are getting hooked to the drug or feel symptoms that worry you then PLEASE get help by following this link. Get Help