Heroin is a highly addictive, dangerous drug
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History of Heroin
It was first manufactured in 1874 by the Bayer Pharmaceutical Company of Germany. During the civil war, morphine was heavily used to relieve pain, leaving thousands addicted. Heroin then came in as a treatment for morphine addiction, however later proved to be even more addictive than morphine. It was able to be sold legally until 1920, when Congress enacted the Dangerous Drug Act. This law made purchase of these drugs illegal. Unfortunately, the law was passed too late. An estimated 200,000 heroin addicts were in the country in 1925.
How Heroin is Taken
Heroin can be injected with a needle, snorted, or smoked. Pure heroin is easier to snort and is a more appealing option for new users. Heroin can also be injected with a needle, but it is a longer process. You have to clean a spoon, put the heroin on top, add water to the heroin, then heat it to help it dissolve. Add a small cotton ball to absorb the heroin. Push a syringe to the center of the cotton ball, and suck in the heroin. If the whole needle isn’t in the vein, a heroin blister will occur, which takes hours for the body to absorb.