Heroin is one of the most dangerous drugs in society today. This book looks at the history of heroin, what it consists of, and why people use it. The misery heroin addiction brings to individuals and their families is clearly outlined, with a look at crime, illness, and all the other possible consequences. Methods of helping addicts are examined, including methadone, needle exchange schemes and education.
With photos, case studies, glossary, resource section and index.