According to a study posted in JAMA Psychiatry, in today’s society the average first time heroin user is much more likely to be a 23-year old white woman than anyone else. A March 2010 report by ABC News highlights efforts by drug traffickers in Mexico and Columbia to market heroin to suburban teens, by splashing popular logos, like Prada or Chevrolet, on the small drug packets.
Although painkiller(opiates) and heroin are almost identical, an overdose with heroin use is much more likely. Users do not know what chemicals are used, and each batch can be different. Also, use of heroin and needles is very dangerous, not sterile, and can lead to many viruses and diseases, such as: HIV and AIDS.
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