Heroin is one of the most common addictive substances distributed to the public. It was reported that heroin was made during the late 1800’s when two acetyl groups were combined with the molecule morphine found in opium poppy. Experts say it is 4 times more powerful than morphine and the person who takes it can feel the effects faster.
Heroin was initially used for medical purposes. However, several people have succumbed to addiction and suffered long-term complications. Produced by BBC, “Heroin Story” is a documentary about a former heroin addict’s journey to recovery. It provides the viewers with more information about heroin addiction and what we can do to help those who are already addicted to it.