Herion Abuse vs Alcoholism

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Herion Abuse VS Alcoholism

My goal in this paper is to compare and contrast the difference of Heroin abuse and Alcohol abuse. To achieve this goal, I will explain the differences and the similarities. Heroin is a very popular drug affecting all ages. It is a drug that is severely abused by mental dependency. According to narconon.org, Opium was “developed as a pain killer in approximately 1810. It was considered a wonder drug because it eliminated severe pain associated with medical operation or traumatic injuries.” This drug was used in the Civil war treating thousands of soldiers. Resulting in, becoming addicted to Heroin. At one point in the 1920’s, in the United States Heroin was sold legally. Quickly, congress realized the danger of this drug and created the Dangerous Drug Act. This act prohibited people to purchase, export, and transit Heroin. In 2011, according to drugabuse.gov Heroin has effected 4.2 million American aged 12 or order. This means, they’ve sniffed, injected in veins, or smoked this evil drug. Many documentaries have been filmed about Herion addiction. Including, Drugs, Inc, National Geographic, and Monroe news. All these documentaries have been aired on Television.
Heroin has become a public focus. According to think process.org, the Obama administration “unveiled a new strategy to combat heroin abuse.” $2.5 million was funded to “give treatment rather then focusing on putting ‘them’ behind bars.”
Herion is described to be a ‘rush’ of good feeling. This is because it travels quickly to your brain. When injecting Heroin, users say its the quickest way to get high. However, injecting the drug can lead to overdose, bacteria in your blood, HIV, HIP C, and B.
Detoxing from this abuse can…...

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