Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Heroin Nation│Documentary

Heroin Nation takes us inside the lives of seemingly normal Americans: the high school art teacher, a former cheerleader and an army veteran, and shows us how heroin has drastically altered their lives. The Heroin Nation also gives us an inside look at what local narcotics officers and DEA agents are doing to prevent the drug from entering American communities ...

Heroin Nation concentrates on the gritty underworld of heroin use as seen through the eyes of law enforcement officers, addicts, users, therapists and scientists ... a view the gritty world of addiction through the people involved in using, and those on the front lines battling to end drug abuse in America.

DrugFacts: Heroin

Heroin is an opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as “black tar heroin.”

In 2011, 4.2 million Americans aged 12 or older (or 1.6 percent) had used heroin at least once in their lives. It is estimated that about 23 percent of individuals who use heroin become dependent on it ... Read the full report by NIDA│National Institute on Drug Abuse

Source: YoutubeDiscovery Channel are rated TV-14 because of the subject matter and some disturbing footage of drug abuse.
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  1. Very disturbing. As our nation gets high to the point of death - our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends, our family members - what can we do?

  2. Sad but real. Days ago, the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman surprised a lot of people ... but has surprised even more, hundreds reports announcing the alarming increase of the heroin consumption ... especially among the teenagers!!!