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A Vaccine for Heroin Addiction: Too Good to Be True?

It is only through a comprehensive biopsychosocial approach that lasting recovery can be achieved.


Heroin Addiction

Heroin is highly physically addictive, more so than morphine, and at par with nicotine. Regularity of use and the amount used are big factors in the development of addiction. Curiosity about this drug, which is also known as smack, Big H and horse, can lead to a person using it recreationally without intending to fall into addiction.


Heroin Dangers

There are many health risks associated with heroin use. Some of them are discussed below. Overdose The biggest risk is death from overdose. It's impossible to judge the purity of street heroin. Many accidental overdoses have occurred when a batch of particularly pure heroin is released onto the streets, overwhelming the built-up tolerances of regular users. Smoking or snorting, rather than injecting, reduces the chance of overdosing but does not eliminate it.


Heroin FAQ

» Will I became addicted after one dose of heroin? » If you don't inject heroin can you still become addicted? » What is "chasing the dragon?" » What does heroin do to the body? » What's the difference between brown and white heroin? » Is it true that heroin is stronger than it used to be? » Is it true that most addicts have HIV? » Where does heroin come from? » Why do heroin addicts use lemon? » Ask a question


Heroin FAQ

» Will I became addicted after one dose of heroin? » If you don't inject heroin can you still become addicted? » What is "chasing the dragon?" » What does heroin do to the body? » What's the difference between brown and white heroin? » Is it true that heroin is stronger than it used to be? » Is it true that most addicts have HIV? » Where does heroin come from? » Why do heroin addicts use lemon? » Ask a question


Heroin Is Harmless

At a hearing to determine the future of heroin on April 3rd 1924, a congressional committee heard evidence from many expert witnesses. The US surgeon general of the time, Rupert Blue, declared heroin "poisonous" and said it caused insanity. Dana Hubbard of the New York City health department concluded: "Heroin addicts spring from sin and crime...Society in general must protect itself from the influence of evil, and there is no greater peril than heroin" Unsurprisingly, the US banned heroin on the spot. Shortly afterwards they embarked on a worldwide campaign to eradicate this evil. Thus began the "War On Drugs". Problem was, nothing said at the hearing was true.



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