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Purity - What do dealers use to cut Heroin?

Discussion in 'Heroin' started by CandiGirl, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. CandiGirl

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    As above. SWIMs friend obtained a teenth of heroin and to look at all seemed ok, it was all in one rock and had to be broken up. It was typical brown heroin that is sold in the UK. Before injecting SWIMs friend put a small amount on some foil to test it out. Straight away the friend noticed that there was something a miss. As it melted in to oil, it bubbled and splattered, the smell that came off it was similar to that of burning toffee. It also tasted very sweet too. SWIMs friend said it took at least 7 lines before the crap burned away, then the heroin was left.

    Only thing SWIM could think of that it had been cut with was (named possible adulterant agent removed).
    Anyone else had a similar experience? When SWIM used she had been quite lucky as she had never bought anything that had been cut up badly. The worst experience SWIM had was some gear that looked like it had been dropped on a carpet as there were lots and lots of small hairs in it, really gross!
     
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  2. mickenator

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    The trouble with street heroin is by the time it reaches the user it has been cut by every man and his dog just so they can make there extra bit. Swiy will find that street heroin is cut with anything from brick dust to glass and from floor cleaner to icing sugar. Best thing for any swim to do is if your not sure then smoke it at least you won't be pumping that shit into your veins.
     
  3. drug-bot

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    the usual suspects are - (potential names of adulterants removed).
     
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  4. rhudson

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    Heroin is almost never intentionally cut with brick dust, broken glass, etc. Those are urban legends perpetuated by the ignorant media. Generally heroin is cut with inert water-soluable substances (Possible cutting agents removed). Occasionally H will also be cut with active substances (Potential cutting agents removed). Of the aforementioned, only the latter two are likely to pose a serious risk to you, though in massive doses quinine can also be dangerous.

    I suspect SWIY's heroin was cut with some kind of sugar, which should be harmless. When in doubt do very small test doses and do not use alone.
     
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  5. mickenator

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    In swims home town a dealer swim knew was trying to sell brick dust as heroin. This is the trouble with it swiy will never know what is in it you just have to hope that it's ok for you, as even if 12 people have used the same shit before you you could be the unlucky 13th and OD. If you intend on using then please use responsibly and don't become another statistic.
     
  6. Psych0naut

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    I suspect SWIY's heroin was cut with some kind of sugar, which should be harmless. When in doubt do very small test doses and do not use alone.[/quote]Whether the Heroin is cut with a water soluble, or insoluble cutting agent, depends on which type of Heroin it is, and the preferrence of the dealer. But all the Heroin in Europe, as well as several other continents, is the water insoluble freebase, which is cut with water insoluble adulterants. Only the water soluble Heroin no. 4 is sometimes cut with water soluble adulterants.
     
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  7. rhudson

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    Any heroin should be soluble in water with the addition of citric acid.
     
  8. Caitlin23

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    Where Swim lives they usually use (potential adulterant name removed) to cut it with. But then again who knows what could be in there? Anything really. Swim has even found shards of glass in her dope!
     
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  9. dyingtomorrow

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    In Chi there's there. (Removal of name of potential cutting agent). Almost all dope is cut by them. Usually the dealers just put all the shit in a blender, so there's often some little red flecks in it. Sometimes so much that the dope cooks up pink. There's also this other pill they occasionally use which has a blue casing, but don't know the name. It actually enhances the high though and makes the rush better, unlike most other shit H gets cut with. SWIM got his shit outside the city once, where it was cut with lactose, and it made him sick albiet high and not caring still. SWIM figured out over 2 years that when they're going through withdrawals, sometimes shooting up just the (Removal of potential cutting agent) helps ease it.

    dyingtomorrow added 1 Minutes and 58 Seconds later...

    Heh, just noticed your post. Glad to find a dope kinship, cuz it seems like shit it so different if you even go a hundreds miles.
     
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  10. Lisa J

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    SWIM'S in the (removal of potential source district) area and there's some really good gear going around at the moment although a month or so ago she had some that tasted almost of perfume when chased and SWIM could taste it for ages after. Some of that stuff was OK but other times it was a bit weak, any ideas what would produce that taste?
     
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  11. pema

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    Old question but I will answer nevertheless.

    In Germany and the Netherlands Heroin is mainly cut with a mixture of paracetamol (in the USA it is call acetaminophen, I think), caffeine and brown food coloring.

    This all is cheap stuff.
    It is possible to add just caffeine alone. it's bitter tasting like heroin. would be OK for the people who inject. but not for smokers. when heroin/caffeine gets cold on aluminum foil you can see the difference. (English is not my native language. the words are missing for this explanation) it looks dull(?) and not glossy(?) as pure heroin when it gets cold. but when you add paracetamol is looks as it should be when it gets cold on aluminum foil.
    but after adding caffeine/paracetamol it looks too white. in western europe that stuff is available nearly only as brown powder (no black tar or something like that). and therefore then brown food coloring is added.

    this stuff is produced in really great amounts and sold only for cutting heroin.
    when i bought greater amounts of heroin, I got the uncut (well, not really) stuff and this cutting stuff in order to mix it by myself.

    that's what mainly is in the heroin. but later, the "little fish" who sell it on street also want do make more money and then they put in everything they can find. so sometimes sugar or some really bad crap is added.

    in germany there is the urban legend, that you could find strychnine in every heroin. but this is simply not true.
    when the police busts you and confiscates your dope, it will be analyzed. and you can also search online to see what police confiscated. there are some analyzes to find. in nearly no sample of the last years was any strychnine.
     
  12. ratgirldjh

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    this sounds like it was cut with the gooey toffee.

    my friend used to cut all tar he sold with tootsie rolls. no one ever complained though. i think toffee smells more than tootsie rolls.

    it shouldn't hurt you but would be good to find a better source.
     
  13. Jimmy11

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    During the drought at Christmas 2010,swim had exactly that same kind of gear.When it was put on the foil you had ro tun it for a couple of lines to get rid of the shit and to get to the heroin.When swim cooked it up for a dig it looked like milky tea in the tool and swim was apprehensive about shooting it but he done it and he got a good dunt from it.Swim had to be quick though cause it congealed in the tool luckily swim was using 2mls for his groin and not 1mls so that helped.whatever you do just be careful with it.

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    Sorry i did not notice this post was 4 years old.
     
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  14. Black Transit Blues

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    In Australia Heroin is usually cut with glucose, or some other sugar - glucose is by far the most common cutting agent.
     
  15. Cabraboy

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    Yes glucose, cause glucose is safe to inject and also it's easy to compress back into rock, but I know a guy that got ripped off and die from shooting up battery acid, thats why I'd rather smoke it on foil, and you get stoned longer by smoking it.
     
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    As Much as OP probably doesn't want to hear this, in fact I'm sure nobody does... But it seems like there is a good possibility that SWIY (OP) may have been jacked by the dealer? Is this dealer SWIY's normal hook?? Was there a middle man involved? Has SWIY talked to anyone else that knows an picks up from this dealer?? If this guy is even a heroin dealer, SWIM would try and ask some mutual clients of his and find out how their experience was with the dealer and the product.

    That's fucked. Not to mention also, very unfortunate. Stupid scumbags trying to make an extra buck. SWIM has never understood dealers and users that score bammer heroin. Why waste money on shitty heroin? Sure it might be cheaper and weigh less, but probably get a way better rush and high. Not to mention, whoever isn't slamming a full gram of, God knows what it's cut with in to their veins. As this goes same with the dealer. Wouldnt whoever the dealer is have a better reputation and more happier customers that are most likely to return again?? There was a dealer around here that was known to cut his dope with shoe polish!!! Ridiculous!


    P.S. To OP - just a friendly reminder, If answering those questions above SWIM asked about OP's dealer. Please be cautious and keep in mind the forum rules. SWIM is sure OP knows. Just don't want to cause any problems with the mods and sure as hell do not want to break any rules where whomever may run into trouble/problems about posting too much info. Hehe
     
  17. moneyman5377

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    Yea for sure all powder in Chi is cut with dorm. The other pill with the blue is called Sleepinal. Its a little more grainy because dorm has loctose powder in it and Sllepinal does not. My friend buys his uncut now, and the first time he tried it he did not like it because while it took away sickness it didnt fuck him up at all. Now he buys the "raw" in rock form in a variety of different colors and adds Dormin himself and works perfectly. So the diphenhydramine def adds quite a bit to the high. I have also snorted (because I do not IV) Dormin while in withdrawal and it does ease the WD a little because you for sure become addicted to that as well. When I used to get pre cut bags AKA Blows I havent seen it cut with anything else, at least to my Knowledge. I am just very happy I dont have to deal withblack tar because that looks like it could be cut with anything including actual shit if the dealer happened to be using the bathroom before selling something ahha
     
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    AFOAF don't know all of the cuts in the tar he has gotten, but he does know that it is all cut with chocolate milk drink mix AKA nesquik. sometimes there's enough in it that it is a powder and you can easily smell the chocolate milk powder. AFOAF is also pretty sure there's some instant coffee mix in it as well.
     
  19. Sakazaki

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    Maybe I misread the rules but I thought discussion of heroin cutting agents was a no-go. However since this thread has so far been allowed and in my personal opinion knowledge of common adulterants is good harm reduction practice, I will share the little information I know. The most common cut I have seen is lactose aka milk sugar, instantly recognizable via smoking as it's a little sweet and harsh on the throat and similar to smoking a pill (lactose being one of the most common pill fillers). Beyond that, I have heard that caffeine is commonly added to tar to aid in smoking due to caffeine's low vaporization temp which apparently helps the tar run better, so I have heard. Luckily I have not ran into any nasty stuff in any dope I have had, so that's about all I know for adulterants.
     
  20. Alfa

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    We are changing our no-cutting discussion policy in order to provide solid drug risk information. There is little use in speculation about popular cutting agents. What we need is lab analysis results & studies that prove what the most commonly used cutting agents are.
    This allows us to create wiki articles for each cutting agent and add the health risks for each cutting agent and the proper way to remove dangerous cuttings from drugs or defining purity.