Black tar heroin non-sterile solution

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Black tar heroin is dangerous to inject

It's not practical to make black tar heroin sterile, for example, by heating a solution with a lighter for a few minutes. Black tar heroin injection is associated with Clostridium botulinum infection.



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Black tar heroin in this form must be dissolved into water before it can be snorted.

Black tar heroin often comes in a form that is initially unable to be insufflated ("snorted"). This is due to the sticky consistency of this substance. For this reason, many believe that smoking or injecting is the only valid routes of administration for this form of heroin; however, this is untrue.

This is a guide designed to introduce insufflation as a viable routes of administration for a user of black tar heroin.

For more information on the psychoactive effects of heroin, please see its subjective effect profile.


  • Black tar heroin - This is the dirty, sticky, highly adulterated version of heroin that some users in the western and southern parts of the United States are familiar with. It is unable to be snorted in its processed form, which has a gooey consistency.
  • New, non-sterile syringe, without hypodermic needle.
  • Water for injection.
  • Nasal spray bottle. Optionally, a nasal irrigator for aftercare.


  1. Pour water for injection into the single-use spoon, along with the heroin.
  2. Apply heat until the substance dissolves.
  3. Suck up the heroin solution into the syringe barrel through the filter, leaving out any large physical impurities. There is usually black gunk left in the spoon, and this should not be allowed to enter the body.
  4. Pour over the solution to a nasal spray bottle.

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