Heroin Is The Most Dangerous Addictive Drugs On The Black Market Today

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Student Name: Suong Nguyen
Class: SHS 235
Instructor: Irene Hauzinger
Date: 7/23/2015 Heroin Research Paper
Heroin is one of the most dangerous highly addictive drugs on the black market today. A board member of the National Institute of Health estimated that there are currently about 600,000 heroin addicts in the U.S. alone. Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive drug. During World War II, a German chemist, Aschenbrenner, synthesized methadone and named it Dolophine, after Adolph Hitler (Fields, 2013 p.76). Chemist first isolated morphine in the early nineteenth century. During the Civil War, doctors widely used morphine in injectable form, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of the Asian opium poppy plant. It usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a sticky black substance and has been a part of the drug culture for addicts over many years. Heroin is an opiate or a downer that made from the resin taken from the seed pod of the poppy plant. The resin processed in a variety of ways resulting in the final product known as heroin. The processing method determines the appearance of heroin as it has seen on the street. Black tar heroin looks like tootsie roll candy or dark caramel and being packaged in small pieces of aluminum foil, tightly wrapped in plastic or cigarette packages. There is also a form that is black and sticky known on the streets as "black tar heroin.” (NIH 2014).
I chose heroin for my research because I see that there…

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