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Heroin is an illicit drug classified as an opiate derived from morphine after it has been refined from the Asian poppy.
Heroin is known for its strong pain relief characteristics. Heroin’s medicinal name is diamorphine (National Institute of Health, 2013).
According to Foundation For A Drug-Free World (2013), The Truth About Heroin, street names for Heroin are too many to list, but the following are a few examples: Horse, ‘H’, Smack, Heavy Stuff, Brother, Chick, China White, Judas, and Mr. Brown.
Heroin typically presents as a powder form ranging in colors from white, gray, yellow, or brown. It can also be refined into a thick stick tar-like substance also street named “black tar” ...view middle of the document...

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* Used prescription pain medications illegally. (Abusing medications, such as Oxycontin or Vicodin, ) (National Institute of Health, 2013).

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^Lack of familial support

^ Other substance abuse
(alcohol or marijuana)

^Poverty (Heroin Addiction, 2013
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a. Many addicts stated that “buying Heroin was cheaper and easier to obtain than using prescription medications” (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2013, para 1).
b. Other risk factors can start as early as childhood such as aggressive personalities, lack of familial support, other substance abuse (alcohol or marijuana), and poverty (Heroin Addiction, 2013).
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