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    someone or something do heroin could be one of the 64,000 people to die from the articles “Issue Overview: Heroin Addiction” By Lauren Etter, Bloomberg, adapted by Newsela staff, “Safe heroin injection sites get OK from King County health board” By David Gutman and “Decline in U.S. life expectancy due to increase in drug overdose deaths” By Associated Press, adapted by Newsela staff. Does one think that states should provide heroin stations, one might think no because heroin is deadly to some…

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    32-year-old mother and wife. She has a cosmetology degree and a graphic design and animation degree. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Wesley, mother, and 14-month-old son Noah in her mother’s condo. Tiffany is a wonderful mom, but her heroin addiction is getting in the way of taking care of her son. Her mother and husband are very involved in her life. Tiffany’s mother pays for everything Tiffany and her husband need. Her mother is beginning to feel strained because she is…

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    Heroin is one killer drug. The human body can only take so much damage. Addiction has been a topic that is well known and is a problem worldwide. There is a point where the body dehumanizes. Heroin is one of the top drugs that is abused. Taking heroin starts to effect one’s health, brings in many disadvantages such as brain development, disabilities, loss of social life, and death. The human body is like a beautiful pure temple; heroin is the nuclear bomb that wants to destroy it. At the end of…

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    Heroin is classified as a narcotic. Narcotics are a type of depressant that suppress the sensation of pain by stimulating the receptor sites that deaden pain. All narcotics come from a plant substance called opium. Heroin is a imitative form of morphine without the disagreeable side effects of morphine. The theory was that heroin was purer than morphine and the impurities heroin lacked is what caused the harmful side effects in morphine. Heroin is two to four times more potent than morphine.…

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    Conclusion: Heroin is a highly addictive opioid drug, and its use has repercussions that extend far beyond just the user. “The medical and social consequences of drug use such as hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, fetal effects, crime, violence, and disruptions in family, workplace, and educational environments have a devastating impact on society and cost billions of dollars each year”. (national institute on drug abuse). Like many other chronic diseases, addiction can be treated. Medications are readily…

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    direction on the war on drugs, essentially focusing on the impermissibility of the legalization of cocaine and heroin. Wilson attacks the well-known economist Milton Friedman in his publication addressing the call for the legalization of heroin. Friedman made this claim based on a two-prong argument. The first prong, the government does not have the right to tell people not to use heroin, or in other instances, the government doesn't have the right to tell one not to drink, or commit suicide.…

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    Heroin use and addiction is an epidemic that has spread rapidly across the United States over the past two decades. It is surprising that this epidemic is spread across every social class in America. Poor or rich, they are using or have an addiction to heroin. Addiction usually leads middle to lower class citizens to a life of crime to support their habit. Substance abuse care in correctional facilities is nothing new. Although, incidents are being brought forth that show a lack of care for…

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    On the other side of what could be considered polar opposites, Chasing Heroin asserts that the government is part to blame for the huge skyrocket in the number of people gaining addiction to opioid drugs, which is not a crime, but a disease that the affected cannot control, and therefore, should be responsible for finding alternative ways of dealing with the drug addiction epidemic other that putting the affected behind bars only to let them out, have them continue to use, and repeat the…

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    The heroin epidemic is rising at an alarming rate and cites are desperate to find a solution. The CDC reports that 27,000 people die each year due to heroin overdoses. The jails are inundated with offenders, that once released go out and use again, thus continuing a cycle of insanity without producing any solutions. More youths have succumbed to addictions involving Meth and Heroin, and many are dying as a result. No one seemed to be paying any attention until it reached epidemic proportions…

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    Heroin is made from opium, which was derived from the heavily farmed Red Poppy plant in China during the 18th century. Originally formed for medical purposes since it was natural pain killer, but it has one nasty side effect - it is highly addictive. By the mid 1800’s it becomes extremely popular with the Chinese population, so much so that the British took interest in the drug and how it was made (LEVINTHAL 97). This later sparked the Opium wars that devastated the Chinese economy and with the…

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