Heroin Century

Author by : Tom Carnwath
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Heroin is a drug that myths are made of. Whether smuggled in the stomach of a camel or used as the ultimate symbol of lifestyle chic, no drug has been more argued over and legislated against, no drug has been more subject to misinformation and moral panic. Heroin Century sets the record straight. It contains a wealth of historical and medical information about this drug which made its first appearance as a miracle medicine over a hundred years ago and makes recommendations for its future in the twenty-first century. Evidence shows that heroin is dangerous principally because it is illegal. The authors argue that a more relaxed relationship between society and the drug would benefit both the economy and public health and safely. Individual chapters describe the history of heroin production; the makeup of heroin and evolving methods of use; the spread of heroin and international efforts at control; typical "career" patterns of users, ranging from occasional recreational use to destructive dependence; the subjective experience of taking heroin; the association between heroin and crime; the use of heroin in medicine and its effects on physical health; the history of the treatment of heroin dependence; and likely changes in heroin use in the future. The authors have drawn on literary and artistic sources as well as the large pool of scientific literature to compile a comprehensive and fascinating account of this world-changing drug. Heroin Century makes available a wealth of information about the history, chemistry, pharmacology and medical aspects of heroin in a form accessible to anyone who wishes to participate in the contemporary debate bout society's attitude to drugs.


Heroin

Author by : Carmen Ferreiro
Languange : en
Publisher by : Infobase Publishing
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Description : Presents the history and physical properties of heroin, physiological effects of the drug, trends and attitudes about heroin use among teens, information about heroin addiction, and the legal ramifications of involvement with the drug.


Heroin

Author by : Sandra Lee Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
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Description : Discusses heroin and its unique qualities and dangers and counsels against illegal involvement with the drug.


Heroin

Author by : Oren Elow
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : Even though Oren Elow had never tried heroin, hed always heard that it was a gift from the goddess. So he didnt hesitate to try it when his buddies offered him his first hit of heroina hit that would make him a heroin slave and one that would define so many of his following years. In this memoir, Elow shares his lifes narrativefrom growing up in Louisiana with an alcoholic father and loving mother who later divorced, to his years on Bostons streets as a heroin addict, to his time spent behind bars for a variety of transgressions, and to the effect his addiction had on his wife and children. Through anecdotes and stories, Heroin addresses the stark realities of life as a junkie and a convict and provides insight into the mindset of an addict. Elow narrates a broad view of his lifefighting addiction and triumphing over it.


Heroin

Author by : Humberto Fernandez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : An up-to-the-minute, comprehensive examination of heroin's history, pharmacology, psychology, and sociology, Heroin offers a spellbinding account of the drug's power and persistent allure, its medicinal benefits, and its destructive nature. This updated and expanded second edition provides new research into heroin's effects on the brain, the changing attitudes and policies about methadone and medications, and the different approaches to treating heroin addicts. Included are studies of violence along the U.S.-Mexican border--which has put heroin trafficking in the spotlight--as well as a focus on how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have made opium a valuable commodity and a major source of funds for terrorists. Animated with vivid personal stories and vignettes, Heroin puts a human face on the long and complex story behind this notorious drug.


Heroin

Author by : Nicole Horning
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
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Description : Young adults who abuse prescription opioids may turn to heroin later on, as it gives the same type of high but can be cheaper and easier to obtain than prescriptions. Knowing the health risks associated with heroin abuse can help young adults avoid falling into the traps of both kinds of drugs. Incorporating full-color photographs and detailed charts, this volume illustrates the severe health threat heroin poses. A list of antidrug organizations is provided for readers to learn more about this dangerous drug epidemic.


Heroin

Author by : Philip Wolny
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
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Description : In the fast-paced, modern world, social media and other forces often combine to spread disinformation and rumors about life-threatening social ills. The current heroin epidemic, which is part of a larger opioid crisis has dominated headlines lately. Amid this confusing coverage, young readers need straightforward, trustworthy sources to give them hard facts and cautionary tales about how this deadly drug can ravage their lives. Lively, engaging language, evocative imagery, and careful vetting of the latest information make this book an essential resource for educators, school counselors, and students themselves, guided by understanding and compassion over fear and hearsay.


Heroin Trafficking

Author by : United States
Languange : en
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Heroin Trafficking And Abuse

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control
Languange : en
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Heroin Addiction And The British System

Author by : Michael Gossop
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The British system of dealing with drug addiction is notable for its flexibility and its capacity to adapt to changing circumstances. Because of this it has attracted considerable international interest, although it is rarely fully understood or accurately represented. Presenting a comprehensive account of the development of policies and treatments, Heroin Addiction brings together the perspectives of policy makers, practitioners and social commentators. The book contributes to a proper understanding of how policy and practice has evolved so that lessons for future policy and practice may be identified. Volume II of Heroin Addiction charts the development and use of treatment and policy responses in the UK, highlighting the limitations of these approaches as well as their achievements. It is a unique source of reference for students, researchers, healthcare professionals and drug agencies both in the UK and overseas.


The World Heroin Market

Author by : Letizia Paoli
Languange : en
Publisher by : OUP USA
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Description : Draws on a five-year-long research project consisting of fieldwork in six Asian countries, Columbia, and Turkey to analyze the world heroin market in the twenty-first century and explain why many believe there is little chance of shrinking the global supply of heroin.


Women And Heroin Addiction In China S Changing Society

Author by : Huan Gao
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Accompanying China’s economic reform and open-door policy in 1978, illicit drug use emerged in the late 1980s, and gradually developed into a serious social problem. Heroin was the dominant illicit drug consumed in the new drug epidemic, and the number of female heroin users has increased rapidly in the country. While heroin use in China is soaring, little is known about women’s heroin use in the context of China’s rapidly changing society. Using intensive interviews with 131 female heroin users, this book explores the careers of female heroin users in China under changing social contexts in the reform era. It investigates the impacts of sociological and individual factors on women’s heroin use in each developing stage of their drug use careers. It also examines the social consequences of women’s heroin use by looking at connections between women’s heroin use and criminality, and the change in women’s social relations after heroin use. Lastly, the book analyzes and ascertains the impact of current narcotics control policies on women’s drug use careers. This groundbreaking book has important policy implications for both China and the international society in the context of increasing global concern about women’s substance abuse.


The Heroin Situation

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Languange : en
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Rio Arriba County Strategy To Combat Heroin Addiction

Author by : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies
Languange : en
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Description : At an Espanola (New Mexico) hearing, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies of the Senate Committee on Appropriations heard testimony on heroin addiction and intervention efforts in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. An opening statement of Senator Pete Domenici outlined the problem of an epidemic of black tar heroin addiction afflicting the county, with accompanying crime and delinquency problems. A representative of the federal Office of Justice Programs (OJP) described relevant OJP initiatives, particularly Weed and Seed, which provides funding for community law enforcement, drug treatment programs, and after-school youth activities aimed at drug and delinquency prevention. Other federal officials discussed block grants and state incentive grants for drug prevention and treatment programs, the Starting Early Starting Smart program for children aged 0-7, physical and mental health problems related to drug abuse, the science of heroin addiction and treatment, and science-based drug education materials for grades 5-9. Representatives of state and local agencies discussed substance abuse-related detention costs; substance abuse, mental health, and related medical costs for local prisoners; the Rio Arriba Strategic Plan for Substance and Alcohol Abuse and Treatment; the rationale for a county-wide plan; current substance abuse reduction activities in the county; youth development as primary prevention; the high rates of drug-related death in New Mexico; the special problems of isolated rural communities; and a drug treatment program based on yoga, meditation, and nutrition. (SV)


Get Smart About Heroin

Author by : Anonymous
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Learn the basic facts behind the dangers of heroin abuse, including the history of heroin and other opiates, its legitimate medical uses, signs of addiction and dependence, addiction treatment options, prevention tools for parents, and much more.With heroin abuse on the rise as prescription painkillers become more tightly regulated, what are the basic facts we need to know about this dangerous and highly addictive drug? In this Get Smart Quick Guide, expert resources and information come together in an engaging and accessible e-book short. Topics include:What heroin is and where the entire class of opiates comes fromThe history of heroin’s use and abuseChanging cultural, social, and legal factorsDefinitions of normal use, abuse, and dependence, with information on prevention and advice for parentsHow heroin works, including its health effects and what makes it so addictiveIntervention and effective treatment methodsRelapse prevention tools for recovering dependents and addicts


Heroin And Heroin Paraphernalia

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Crime
Languange : en
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Crack Powder Cocaine And Heroin

Author by : Kevin Jack Riley
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Asian Heroin Production And Trafficking

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 72
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Therapeutic Use Of Heroin

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Health and the Environment
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 30
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Heroin And Your Veins

Author by : Allan B. Cobb
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
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Description : Discusses the illegal use of heroin as a narcotic, describing how it is taken and its physical effects on the body, especially on the veins.


Heroin Trafficking And Addiction

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Public Health and Environment
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 12
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