Little-Known Facts About Heroin

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463093483You may believe that you know all there is to know about heroin, but the reality is that you probably don’t. Here are several facts about heroin that most people are not aware of.

Heroin was first manufactured by Bayer, the same pharmaceutical company that is famous for their aspirin. It was considered a viable treatment for morphine addiction and it was also used to treat tuberculosis.

The drug is processed from the poppy plant, which leads many people to believe that it is all natural. While this may have been true a century ago, most heroin used these days has been mixed with a multitude of unknown chemicals, which means that it is far from pure.

Heroin can be injected, sniffed or smoked. Many people believe that injecting it will lead to a high likelihood of becoming addicted. The reality is that it can be highly addictive regardless of…

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