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When did heroin came about
Heroin, which is a very popular drug of choice in the American drug culture today, is not a new drug that just showed up in the late 1960’s, nor are its negative effects unique to modern times. In the 1800s it became a popular drug
What heroin was used for
It was considered a wonder drug because it eliminated severe pain associated with medical operations or traumatic injuries. It was also used to cure alcoholism …
How many people use heroin
During the Civil War the numbers of people exposed to morphine in the course of being treated for their war-related injuries sky - rocketed. Tens of thousands of Northern and Confederate soldiers became morphine addicts. In 1925 it was estimated 200,000 were addicted to heroin. .In 2011, 4.2 million Americans aged 12 or older (or 1.6 percent) had used heroin at least once in their lives. It is estimated that about 23 percent of individuals who use heroin become dependent on it.
How can it be used
How it effects the body and mind
Street heroin contains additives or contaminants that clog blood vessels to the liver , lung , kidney and brain.
Long term affects
Long term affects range from to having high tolerance to addiction. Many families suffer the affects of a heroin user. A common term to the user are " Golden Arm " . Collapsed veins , bacterial infections and infections in the heart and valves. The higher the use the higher chance to catch a infectious disease like HIV and Hepatitis B and C.
Many forms of Heroin
Lose one remedy gain an addiction
How it's used today
James brown . King heroin