The Heroin User's Handbook
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FROM THE EROWID REVIEW #
- Review by Llew, 2005 Jun 02
The Heroin User's Handbook, by Francis Moraes, bills itself as neither “glorifying nor demonizing the drug." The words "Don't Try Heroin" are printed in bold across the middle of the very first page. But the last page of the book lists the "Ten Commandments of Responsible Heroin Use" and the pages in between are completely crammed with . . . (more)
- Review by Erowid, 2001 Oct 11
The Heroin User's Handbook is a good single-book guide to the full range of issues surrounding heroin use. It covers common myths, how to go about acquiring heroin, details about common methods of ingestion, health risks, legal and social issues and the all-important question of addiction. Overall the quality and style of writing are quite good although there are a . . . (more)
BACK COVER #Heroin has traditionally been referred to as "The Hardest Drug." There were soft drugs, hard drugs, and the hardest drug -- heroin. Even amongst heavy drug users, heroin was often a taboo. "Any drug is worth trying -- except heroin."
But over the last three decades, things have changed. The purity of street-level heroin has increased twenty fold (20 times), allowing users to snort and smoke it, whereas they were previously forced to inject. As a result, more people are experimenting with heroin than ever before.
The larger number of heroin users has not translated into more knowledge about this drug, however. That is where The Heroin User's Handbook comes in. This book explains everything that a heroin user needs to know. It dispels the myths that surround heroin and replaces them with accurate and objective information.
The Heroin User's Handbook provides critical information that will save lives and allow users to avoid addiction. the book includes:
- Navigating the heroin subculture
- Avoiding addiction
- Safe injection techniques
- Smoking and snorting procedures
- Chemically purifying street heroin
- Dealing with the legal system
- Social aspects of heroin use
- Detoxing yourself
- And much more