What Exactly is Heroin?

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What Exactly is Heroin? Heroin is a highly addictive, illegal drug processed from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed-pod of poppy plants that predominantly grow in South America and, to a lesser extent, from Southeast Asia. In its purest form, heroin is a fine white powder. It most often sold as a white, pink, or brownish powder that has been “cut.” “Cut” means something was used to dilute the heroin, namely sugar, powdered milk, quinine caffeine or other substances. Street...

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Today’s Heroin

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Today’s Heroin The face of today’s heroin users may not be what many of us think of. Most of us are likely to think of heroin addicts or users and criminals or someone who lurks in back alleys. Today’s heroin users, however, are our friends and neighbors, our co-workers and church congregation members. Sadly, drug use became more prevalent among children in the last few decades. Some children smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol when still very young. Today children are exposed to and participating in these...

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Dying in Vein: Documentary on Heroin

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Dying in Vein: an Upcoming Documentary on Heroin A new documentary from Jenny Mackenzie and Academy Award Winning Producer Geralyn White Dreyfous about the dangers surrounding heroin use is currently in production. This moving film, Dying in Vein, is an “intimate and deeply personal exploration of heroin addiction in two friends who meet in middle school.” It documents their own friendship, the family relationships they had, warnings and signs that should have made them stop heroin use, and the things they...

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Heroin use on the rise in Utah

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Heroin use on the rise in Utah Just three weeks ago, on April 4, the FBI released information regarding a heroin bust that occurred in Salt Lake City.  According to the fbi.gov website, “Thirteen arrests were made Wednesday as a part of a federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case targeting the distribution of methamphetamine and heroin in Utah by alleged members of the La Raza gang and their associates.  The individuals are charged in two indictments unsealed Wednesday and Thursday with...

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Heroin Abuse: What to Watch For

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A 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that 3.7 million people in the U.S. had used heroin, and 119,000 of those surveyed had used heroin within one month of the survey.  It’s important to be able to spot the signs of heroin abuse, and encourage the person using heroin to immediately seek rehab treatment. Signs of Heroin Abuse There are many indicators of heroin abuse that can include performance issues (at school and work), withdrawal from family and friends, and even a disregard for personal...

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