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. heroin facts:

>> the number of
  people who have
  used heroin has
  increased from 1.6
  million in 1992 to
  2.4 million

>> drug use by youths
  age 12 - 17 has
  increased from 9%
  in 1996 to 11.4%
  in 1997


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the history of heroin
  Heroin, which is a very popular drug of choice in the American drug culture today, is not a new drug that just showed up in the late 1960’s nor are its negative effects unique to modern times. Heroin is an opium derivative and, as with any of the opium derivatives, there is a severe physical/mental dependency that develops when its abused.Click here or the title above for the full text.
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information on heroin
  Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive drug. It is both the most abused and the most rapidly acting of the opiates. It is typically sold as a white or brownish powder or as the black sticky substance known on the streets as "black tar heroin." Click here or the title above for the full text.
>> what is heroin?
>> what is the scope of heroin use in the United States?
>> how is heroin used?
>> what are the short-term effects of heroin use?
>> what are the long-term effects of heroin use?
>> what are the medical complications of heroin abuse?
>> how does heroin abuse affect pregnant women?
>> why are heroin users at risk for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C?
information on heroin addiction
  With regular heroin use, tolerance develops. This means the abuser must use more heroin to achieve the same intensity or effect. As higher doses are used over time, physical dependence and addiction develop. With physical dependence, the body has adapted to the presence of the drug and withdrawal symptoms may occur if use is reduced or stopped.
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>> tolerance, addiction, and withdrawal
>> what are the symptoms of heroin withdrawal?
>> are there any other problems that can occur from heroin addiction?
information on methadone
  Methadone is an a synthetic opiate that was originally synthesised by the German pharmaceutical company Axis during the second world war and was used as an a painkiller for the treatment of severe pain. It is widely used now as a substitute drug for people addicted to heroin.
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>> where did methadone come from?
>> how is methadone taken?
>> what are methadone's adverse reactions?
>> what are the symptoms of methadone overdose?
>> what is methadone dependency?
>> personal stories of methadone withdrawl
>> what are the dangers of methadone?
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