Heroin epidemic not skin deep

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Heroin epidemic not skin deep

Southwest Colorado is not immune to national addictions
There are three major types of heroin: black-tar heroin, left; white heroin, right; and brown heroin.
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About heroin

What is heroin?: Heroin is a highly addictive drug. It was invented in 1874 by British scientist C.R. Alder Wright by altering the morphine molecule, which is found in the opium poppy.
Where does heroin come from?: Traditionally, heroin production has centered in the poppy fields of Afghanistan, which produced 87 percent of the world’s raw opium in 2004. But increasingly, Mexico is a player. Mexico’s production of heroin increased sixfold from 2007 to 2011, meaning Mexico now is the second-largest opium producer in the world.
Are there different kinds of heroin?: Yes. There are three major types of heroin: brown heroin, white heroine and black-tar heroin.
How is heroin taken?: Heroin is injected, snorted or smoked. Using a syringe to inject heroin directly into the bloodstream often is the preferred drug-delivery method because it yields the most intense high with the least amount of drug.
Is heroin known by other names?: Yes: H, smack, horse, brown, black tar and Alice. Smoking heroin is known as “chasing the dragon.”

Heroin epidemic not skin deep

There are three major types of heroin: black-tar heroin, left; white heroin, right; and brown heroin.
Gibson
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