Heroin

The nice thing about being a heroin addict is that you either have no problems or one big one - Richard Schuldenfrei

Heroin

image by: Junior Murilla
     

HWN Recommends

How France Cut Heroin Overdoses by 79 Percent in 4 Years


In the 1980s, France went through a heroin epidemic in which hundreds of thousands became addicted. Mohamed Mechmache, a community activist, described the scene in the poor banlieues back then: “To begin with, they would disappear to shoot up. But after a bit we’d see them all over the place, in the stairwells and halls, the bike shed, up on the roof with the washing lines. We used to collect the syringes on the football pitch before starting to play," he told The Guardian in 2014.

The rate of overdose deaths was rising 10 percent a year, yet treatment was mostly limited to counseling at special substance-abuse clinics.

In 1995, France made it so any doctor could prescribe…

read full article

Resources

Related Articles

Stay Connected

©2019 | HealthWorldNet, Inc. | 5299

Last Updated : Monday, October 21, 2019