The Little Book of Heroin
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BACK COVER #The word --heroin-- calls forth strong emotions --especially fear. It is much like our fear of Satan --an active agent that entices the young and innocent with initial pleasures of the flesh, but once ensnared they face a life of slavery and misery --a living hell!
Such extreme reactions exacerbate the problem. Recreational drug adventurers quickly dispel the myth, creating a huge credibility gap. "Everything they said was a lie. I can resist this --if I want to!" Once hooked, or heavily "chipping" --also called "pre-addicted" --the victim is no longer innocent and hides in shame, finding refuge with junkie outcasts --instead of seeking help.
The Little Book of Heroin is a straight forward look at heroin and who junkies are really. It covers history and the evolution from opium to morphine to heroin; how heroin is procured on the 'street' and how it is chemically purified; ways heroin is used and diseases junkies get; methods of detox and the real danger of 'sudden death' and much more.
The Little Book of Heroin replaces myths with solid information useful to the user for reducing harm; and to concerned family, friends and professionals who want to better understand.