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Heroin History

April 1, 2014 , , ,

Drugs have won the war we have waged against them. Heroin is growing in popularity because it is a cheap substitute for the prescription drugs that are now the gateway.  The profits are massive, and the corruption that accompanies the trade makes a joke of law enforcement.  The name heroin was chosen by Bayer, the original marketers of  the product, because it made the user feel like a hero.  The company stopped manufacturing and selling heroin in 1913, and it was outlawed in the US in 1920.  The Viet Nam war increased American use when 10-15% of our troops started using it while in Asia on deployment.

In the US today heroin use is on the rise .  Young people between 18-25 are the fastest growing addict group.  Mexican black tar heroin is smuggled in great quantity across the Arizona border.  This corrupts our law enforcement and endangers our youth as it passes through on the way to it’s eventual market.  The smuggling business includes all kinds of illicit drugs.  It is organized by cartels run by very nasty individuals.  The only way to pull the profit plug on the cartels is to reduce and eliminate demand on our side of the border.  This is much easier said than done. From miracle cure to the ruin of our society, heroin has come a long way, baby.

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I know this sounds like such a cop out but i swear I glad I’m not a young adult. I would hate to grow up in this day and age and I constantly worry what’s in my kids’ worlds

thanks for the info had no clue

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ladybren

April 2, 2014

I just learned it myself and was a bit shocked, so I wrote about it…agreed that the youth have the short end of the stick and not much hope on the addiction horizon.

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mermaidcamp

April 2, 2014

The details that is on this post is amazing. Bayer sold HEROIN? I never knew that!

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

April 3, 2014

I learned it a few days ago and was freaked out sincerely.

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mermaidcamp

April 3, 2014

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