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Heroin - Wikipedia

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Heroin, also known as diamorphine among other names, is an opiate typically used as a ... Its popularity with recreational drug users, compared to morphine, reportedly stems from its perceived diffe...

History of Heroin - Narconon

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Heroin, which is a very popular drug of choice in the American drug culture ... in a constant dream-state, eventually becoming physically addicted to the drug.

10 Startling Facts About the History of Heroin | Alternet

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Jul 22, 2014 ... Despite the morphine's popularity, scientists didn't accurately ... what it would become a century later, during the so-called heroin epidemic of ...

Heroin Gains Popularity as Cheap Doses Flood the U.S. | TIME

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Feb 4, 2014 ... Fueled by a boom in supply and a decline in cost, heroin use is up ... and Vicodin have become increasingly hard and costly to obtain on the ...

Heroin Addiction's Fraught History - The Atlantic

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Feb 24, 2014 ... By the late 60's, 200,000 American heroin addicts had become .... Where did he now think the U.S.-China relationship was headed, and what might ... But that's actually one of the more abiding beliefs of popular culture, and ...

Why America's Ongoing Heroin Epidemic May Soon Run Its Course ...

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Jul 8, 2015 ... Heroin use has increased 63 percent over the past decade, but experts ... comparison is useful for thinking about how drugs become popular. .... spoiler- rat park showed that rats did coke because life sucked in a sterile cage ...

10 Drugs That You Won't Believe Used to Be Legal - Toptenz.net

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Dec 1, 2014 ... By the 1950s, this legal medication had become popular under the name of ... Heroin used to be legal, until it became apparent that it is more ...

History of Opium, Morphine, and Heroin - In The Know Zone

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What if you become a suicide survivor? Explaining Suicide to .... Laudanum continued to be popular, and was actually cheaper than beer or wine. ... Heroin was touted to doctors as stronger than morphine and safer than codeine. It was ...

The History of Cocaine - Where Does Cocaine Come from? - Drug ...

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The drug became popular in the silent film industry and the pro-cocaine messages coming out of Hollywood at ... By 1905, it had become popular to snort cocaine and within five years, hospitals and medical .... The Destructive Effects of Heroin.

History of Painkillers - Morphine, Codeine, Opium & Methadone ...

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But heroin had twice the potency of morphine, and heroin addiction soon became a serious problem. ... Yet methadone is believed by many to be even more addictive than heroin. .... Understanding Why Painkillers Become So addictive.

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The Buyers - A Social History Of America's Most Popular Drugs ...

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First synthesized in 1887, the stimulant amphetamine became popular in 1920s in the ... occurred during the 1950s, but the practice did not spread until the 1960s(1). .... In the second major wave of American opiate addiction, heroin was  ...

Heroin Overview : Origin and History | Methoide

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Heroin was synthesized from morphine in 1874 by an English chemist, but was not ... though some reports indicate that pure forms of heroin are becoming more  ...

Heroin: A Hundred-Year Habit | History Today

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Ian Scott traces the hundred-year history of heroin, from cough medicine to underworld narcotic. ... How, then, did nineteenth-century science come to bequeath this notorious drug of abuse to twentieth-century crime? ... Popular Articles ...