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Is Heroin Cheaper Than Food?

Is Heroin Cheaper Than Food?

In Pakistan, citizens say that Heroin is cheaper than a healthy meal

Each country has their significant cash crop, with the US ranging in apples and sweet potatoes, and Africa in cocoa and tobacco. In Afghanistan, there’s a particular cash crop that’s hiding under the surface and affecting the countries around it, particularly Pakistan — and that crop is heroin.

In a news briefing with RT News’, Lucy Kafanov reported earlier this week that heroin is easier to come by than a healthy meal in Pakistan.

Afghanistan’s largest cash crop is the opium poppy, a flower typically grown in dry, warm areas in the Middle Eastern region of the world. According to the report by RT, Afghanistan is responsible for 90 percent of the global supply of opium, while 40 percent of that 90 is brought through to Pakistan.

In Kafanov’s report, Pakistani men line the streets openly injecting heroin into themselves as she and her crew walk by filming. With an astounding $1.2 billion dollars of heroin revenue per year for Afghanistan, it only costs $1.50 for an average drug addict to score a hit, costing much less than a typical grocery bill.


Who Is the Surprising New Face of Heroin Addiction?

If you think of a poor, inner-city teenager when you picture the typical heroin addict, you’re in for a surprise. The new face of heroin use in the U.S. is a white, 20-something man or woman from the suburbs.

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Over the last few decades, heroin use has shifted dramatically from mostly male teenagers in inner cities to more affluent, young adults in suburban and rural areas. Many are men, but a growing number are women, a recent study concludes.

The study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, analyzed surveys from nearly 2,800 heroin users seeking addiction treatment in centers throughout the U.S. Also, in more in-depth interviews, 54 of these addicts discussed why they started using heroin and what their experiences were with the drug.

While he wasn’t directly involved in the study, addiction psychiatrist Jason Jerry, MD, says that his patients match the demographic results the study cites.

“Forget the stereotype of the heroin addict,’” Dr. Jerry says. “The reality is that today’s heroin user is your suburban neighbor, a close friend or even your child.”

Why do people turn to heroin?

What’s driving people to use heroin also has changed. Many users start abusing prescription painkillers, but turn to heroin because it’s cheaper and easier to get, Dr. Jerry says. The study found that 75 percent of today’s heroin users were first addicted to prescription opioids.

Opioids make pain signals to the brain less intense. While they are powerful tools for reducing pain when you use them properly, they are often highly addictive if you abuse them.

“It’s not uncommon to see addictive behaviors begin after a doctor prescribes pain relievers for legitimate reasons,” Dr. Jerry says. “Some people like the way the medications make them feel mentally, and they get hooked on prescription opioids. They subsequently turn to heroin for a better, cheaper and more accessible high.”

An increasing number of synthetic opioid street drugs are becoming available, and this adds to the addiction problem, he says. For instance, users who think they’re buying heroin might in fact be getting fentanyl — a highly addictive drug that is up to 50 times more powerful than heroin.

Treatment is key — no matter who you are

The growing number of opioid overdoses and deaths are impossible to overlook, Dr. Jerry says.

In fact, more people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than any other year on record. Opioids accounted for six out of 10 overdose deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Celebrity deaths started to increase awareness of the heroin epidemic a few years ago, and now it’s difficult to watch the news or read the paper without seeing multiple stories a day about it,” Dr. Jerry says. “But it’s finally bringing light to how severe this disease is, and this is a step in the right direction in terms of addressing the problem.”

If you or someone you know struggles with addiction, talk to your doctor or to theirs. If you’re concerned about a family member or friend, offer to visit the doctor with them.

No one intends to become addicted. But if you or someone close to you is experiencing the loss of control that comes with addiction, you need to reach out for help. Those who struggle with addiction simply cannot stop the cycle on their own.

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"Heroin Chicken" (Warning: Extremely Addictive)

Would it be bragging to say that I am famous among my circle of friends for this amazing chicken?

Would it be over the top to say that at least two vegetarians (ladies, you know who you are!) have ignored the tofu I had diligently fixed them when they saw this chicken presented to the rest of the guests? Vows were broken chicken was devoured.

This marinated, butterflied chicken is so addictive that a friend affectionately referred to it as "Heroin Chicken," and the name stuck.

Everyone needs a signature go-to dish, one that you can prepare for family and friends and know you're going to have a home run, and Heroin Chicken is that dish. This is the dish I bring to the new mother for her much-deserved dinner, or to a weekend collaborative dinner party. and it's always a hit. It's the little black dress of my cooking repertoire. I originally saw this in a Nigella Lawson book-love her!-and although the recipe has evolved into the addictive variation that it is, never would I have imagined how often I would make this, so: major credits to Nigella!

Enjoy this dish with a Sauvignon Blanc, a lovely arugula salad, and a your favorite potato dish. (Watch for mine, coming soon!)

Heroin Chicken
• One large roasting butterflied chicken (you can cut it yourself, but why, when the butcher is so happy to help?)
• 2 to 3 tablespoons black peppercorns, partially crushed
• 7 tablespoons of olive oil
• 2 to 4 cloves of garlic peeled and smashed
• A couple handfuls of fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
• Fresh juice from one lemon
• Salt: Maldon, kosher or whatever you prefer
• Optional: 2 tablespoons of sumac

Tip: Let this chicken marinate for 48 hours! It is a glorious thing to stick a chicken in this marinade on Friday night with plans to cook it on Sunday, and if the weekend hijacks your schedule and it doesn't get prepared on Sunday, it's going to be hella delicious cooked on Monday (and by the way, the leftovers from this particular dish are just as scrumptious).

Tip: When buying a chicken, you always have an option of a roaster or a fryer. I always get a large organic roasting chicken because they are more succulent and juicy.

Tip: To partially crush the peppercorns you can use a mortar and pestle. I have invested in a coffee grinder which I use exclusively for dried herbs, and it's practically my best friend. There is no need to ever wash it, just empty it when you're finished. You really don't want water in there-it's all about powdered spices.

After the chicken's been butterflied, wash it thoroughly so that it is super clean and ready to roast. Pat it dry with paper towel. Sprinkle liberally with salt, all over and inside the bird.

Make the marinade by combining the crushed peppercorn, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. Place the bird skin-side down in a container that's snug, so it will be will be thoroughly covered by the marinade. Pour in half the marinade and half the parsley.

I distribute the marinade with bare hands so that every single place is drenched, and then flip the chicken so it's skin-side up and repeat. Cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge. I like to flip it the over about once a day till I roast it.

Note: all ovens are different. 375 in my oven and 375 in your oven, may actually be two different temperatures furthermore, the center of your oven is a very different place than the center of my oven. So watch your bird carefully the first time you make this dish. You will develop an instinct for the perfect amount of time, the perfect temperature, and the perfect color brown.

Roast the chicken skin-side up in a roasting pan at 375 to start. After 20 or so minutes, when it starts to brown, turn it down to 350. You can do nothing but stick it in the oven, but I like to watch it a bit. If you have a convection oven, I would suggest you use it for 15 or 20 minutes when you turn the oven down to 350 and then at the end for 5 minutes.

You want it nicely browned and you need to develop a sense for yourself in what that looks like, so you are learning to cook from instinct, smell and sounds rather than reading a recipe. Recipes are wonderful guides but if you are going to be a cook, you will have to learn to listen to your own voice.

The chicken takes about an hour but you will know when it's done because the legs wiggle and it's really brown and crispy. If you don't have a convection oven and it's not very brown at the end, you can turn up the heat to 375 or so for the last 5 minutes or until you can see it's the perfect color.


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Methadone Substitute: New And Cheaper Way To Treat Heroin Addiction

Costly methadone treatment for heroin addicts could be replaced by a substitute painkiller that is half the price, safer and less toxic.

In a study spanning three and a half years, researchers found that the prescription painkiller dihydrocodeine is equally as effective as methadone to help drug users kick the habit.

The research by the Universities of Edinburgh, Napier and Adelaide could have major implications for treatment programmes for drug users, which have proved controversial not least because of the high costs involved.

In contrast to methadone --which comes in liquid not tablet form -- dihydrocodeine is much easier to store and comes under less stringent regulations because it is not as toxic and less likely to cause a fatal overdose. It is estimated that whereas methadone treatment can cost almost £1,500 annually per patient, the cost of dihydrocodeine is £713.

Dihydrocodeine has been used by GPs and specialists for many years to treat drug users . It is often preferred in situations where methadone is seen as hazardous, such as police custody or prison. Its effectiveness has, however, never been tested before.

Dr Roy Robertson, a Reader at the University of Edinburgh, who is the study's main author, said: "Heroin addiction is a chronic condition requiring long-term medication. Just as with other chronic conditions, such as diabetes or arthritis, there should be a number of treatments available so that doctors and nurses can tailor medication to the needs of each patient.

"Methadone should still be used to treat the majority of patients withdrawing from heroin and requiring maintenance treatment, but dihydrocodeine offers an alternative treatment for those who can't tolerate methadone, or find it hard to deal with the stigma of having to take their dose -- sometimes every day -- in a pharmacy. It is also much cheaper."

The study, the first of its kind in the world, assessed 235 people requiring treatment for opiate dependency in Edinburgh and found that dihydrocodeine was just as effective as methadone.

Dr Roberston, who also works as a GP, added that while there were less restrictions attached to prescribing dihydrocodeine tablets, it is still essential that treatment regimes are controlled and tailored to the individual.

"We want to engage young people in a treatment programme which stops them from injecting drugs and running the risk of infection," he said.

"Apart from the danger of contracting AIDS, drug users run the real risk of exposure to the potentially fatal liver disease, Hepatitis C. We face an epidemic of Hepatitis C in Scotland, with 40% of young people who have been injecting drugs for more than two years being infected with this serious illness."

Results of the study, funded by the Chief Scientist Office, are published in the current edition of Addiction.

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Flow of heroin into Houston surges

The flow of heroin from Mexico to Houston is surging wildly as federal agents, state troopers and police report a 500 percent increase in the amount of the opiate seized in the city and region during the past year.

So much of the drug was confiscated in a 17-county area that includes Houston and swaths of the Texas Gulf Coast that it would conservatively be enough for 3 million doses, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

"I don't think we could use that much in a year," said Steve Whipple, associate special agent in charge of the DEA's Houston Division, which stretches from here to the Rio Grande. "They are shipping it to places where they can make more money, where there is more robust demand."

In large part because heroin has become cheaper and more plentiful, it has gained a foothold with a new generation of users in the U.S. The drug seized widespread attention in February with the fatal overdose of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

In Harris County, deaths attributed to heroin also have greatly increased, with 49 last year. That is up from 32 in 2012, according to the medical examiner's office. There have already been 19 this year.

Among the pressing questions authorities have is how much of the drug was to have been used in Houston instead of being sent to other parts of the U.S. where it is more popular, according to a new federal report that includes seizure totals.

"Clearly a lot more heroin is being moved either into or through the region," notes the recently released 2014 Houston High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Threat Assessment, which evaluates trends and is sent to the White House.

Most of the heroin found here is from Mexico and is believed to be pumped along the artery of highways that reach deeper into the U.S., according to the report.

The price for heroin in the Houston region dropped from $1,200 per ounce in 2012 to $800 per ounce in 2013, according to the report.

Officials worry that is an indicator that trouble is on the way.

"The threat level from heroin is moderate, but may be rising," it warns of the situation. "Heroin drug use indicators should be carefully monitored for shifts in trends and patterns in the coming year."

Heroin seizures are increasing nationwide, as users turn to the drug as an often cheaper, more accessible alternative than black market pain medications that are growing more expensive and harder to find.

The growing American market for heroin has been capitalized by Mexican criminal organizations that manufacture the drug.

"The Mexicans are always ahead of the curve on the business end of it," said Malcolm Bales, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas.

"I don't know how their market research is done, but they did this with methamphetamine," he said, alluding to the stimulant that is now considered by law enforcement to be the greatest single drug threat to the Houston region.

While heroin trails methamphetamine, cocaine and other drugs in Houston in terms of threat and use, some officials are concerned it is just a matter of time until its use greatly increases.

They have especially seen an increase in white residents in their late teens and 20s using the drug, but there seems to be more of a stomach for smoking or snorting it than injecting it.

Prescription drugs are harder for abusers to acquire because authorities have cracked down on so-called pill mills in which corrupt doctors knowingly provide prescriptions to people who are abusing the drugs or don't intend to use them, but to sell them on the black market.

People are turning to heroin because it can be easier to get than the prescription-required drugs such as Oxycontin and similar substances, said Matt Feehery, chief executive officer of the Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center, which assists patients in fighting addiction.

"Absolutely we are seeing an increase in heroin use," he said. "We treat anybody and everybody from all walks of life," he said, noting that the people fighting heroin addiction often don't fit the profile of a drug user.

"On the one hand, drug enforcement is doing a great job of reducing the availability of opiate-based pain pills," Feehery said. "(Users) are turning to alternatives that are easier to obtain . to reproduce that same feeling and experience."

The DEA's Whipple said that while heroin is more available in Houston, its use hasn't reached the level of other major cities because so many pharmaceutical pills are still being sold illegally at about the same price as heroin.

"We still have an abundant supply of pharmaceutical opiates on the streets that the addict population is using," he said. "If we see pharmaceutical opiates go up in price substantially, then we know we are having an impact."

The threat assessment was prepared in conjunction with the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which endorses campaigns to educate the public of the harm heroin can cause, as well as pressure nations where it is produced.

"The responsibility for curbing heroin production and trafficking lies primarily with the source countries," the office notes on its website.

"Foreign sources of opium are responsible for the entire supply of heroin consumed in the U.S," it continues. "Efforts to reduce domestic heroin availability face significant challenges."

While solutions are evasive, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has focused on curbing heroin's growth.

"When confronting the problem of substance abuse, it makes sense to focus attention on the most dangerous types of drugs," he said in March. "And right now, few substances are more lethal than prescription opiates and heroin."


This Heroin-Using Professor Wants to Change How We Think About Drugs

Prof. Carl Hart saw drugs as destroyers of communities. Then he saw the positive side. “We have miseducated the public,” he said.

Carl L. Hart, a neuroscientist at Columbia University, fielded questions the other day about his new book, which makes an unconventional case for drug use.

Dr. Hart, are you on anything now?

“No. I’m in interview season now,” he said on a recent afternoon. “Why would you waste your substance on an interview? You have to concentrate and focus.”

Uh, to deal with the stress or boredom of interviews?`

Well, perhaps if we were at an academic reception, he said. “Now, you might take something that will help you get through it,” he said. “Like a low dose of opioids and a low dose of stimulant, or something of that nature.”

Dr. Hart, 54, one of the first tenured African-American science professors at Columbia, is a gadfly among drug researchers and a rock star among advocates for decriminalizing drugs. In “Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear,” he confides that he has used heroin regularly for the last four years and describes the time he took morphine daily for three weeks in order to experience withdrawal.

Every adult, he said, should have the freedom to do the same. “The pursuit of happiness, liberty,” he said.

In a telephone interview from his home in Westchester County, where he is on sabbatical, Dr. Hart lauded New York’s new law legalizing marijuana as a sign that some drug taboos are waning. But others, he said, remain deep-seated.

In Minneapolis, defense lawyers for Derek Chauvin, the former police officer on trial in the killing of George Floyd, emphasized Mr. Floyd’s drug use to conjure a stereotype that Dr. Hart calls “the crazed Negro drug fiend.”

For Dr. Hart, it was an old story.

“This happens all the time when a Black person is killed by police,” he said. “Drugs are the ideal scapegoat, because most Americans believe drugs make people crazy and it makes them less than human. Or superhuman.”

Dr. Hart argued that most of what you think you know about drugs and drug abuse is wrong: that addiction is not a brain disease that most of the 50 million Americans who use an illegal drug in a given year have overwhelmingly positive experiences that our policies have been warped by a focus only on the bad outcomes and that the results have been devastating for African-American families like his own.

Much of the blame, he said, falls on his own profession. “We in the field are overstating the harmful effects of drugs,” he said. “We have miseducated the public, and that is wholly un-American and wrong.”

Critics of Dr. Hart — and there are many — call these assertions both wrong and dangerous.

“He is fast and loose with the science to advance the case,” said Bertha K. Madras, a professor of psychobiology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Laboratory of Addiction Neurobiology at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass.

“You don’t ignore the adverse consequences — the parents, the families, the spouses who’ve had to live and deal with opioid use disorder. Traffic fatalities, workplace errors, absenteeism, workman’s compensation, drug-fueled violence, school dropouts, drug-related crimes and murders. I just don’t see Carl ever wanting to address these things.”

Dr. Hart began his relationship with drugs growing up in the Carol City neighborhood of Miami Gardens, Fla. Like many of his peers, he dabbled in selling drugs and carried a gun. He was also an accomplished athlete and party D.J.

After he left that environment — first for the Air Force, then for college and graduate school — he blamed drugs for the crime and social decay in the community. With a doctorate in neuroscience, he set out to understand the problem of addiction and to improve life in places like Carol City.

At Columbia, he began conducting experiments with drug addicts, recruiting them through ads in the Village Voice. With grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Dr. Hart and his colleagues administered millions of dollars’ worth of crack, methamphetamine, cannabis and other drugs in laboratory settings.

He expected his subjects to be like the people he heard about at conferences on drug abuse, or the crazed zombies in movies about addicts, he said: “Somebody who was essentially a slave to the drug. And that person I had never seen in all of my research.”

Instead, he said, subjects were diligent in reporting on time for the experiments, and when offered alternatives to drugs — a dollar in one experiment, $5 in another — they made rational choices, rather than compulsively feeding their addictions.

“But that’s the mythology in the field,” he said. “Then I started to pay attention to our data, and you start to see that people are actually happy, and they are responsible. They show up for these demanding schedules.”

It led him to ask different questions: If most drug users had few or no negative consequences, what was the best way to alleviate the suffering of those who did?

“If people have a co-occurring psychiatric illness, then that’s where the focus should be,” he said. “Not on the drug the person is taking. Or if this person now doesn’t have a sense of worth because they lost a job that was placing that person’s family in the middle class. If the treatment doesn’t focus on making sure that is replaced, then the treatment is a waste of time.”

So began his war on the war on drugs. It turned his career around, moving him away from heavy lab work and toward legal advocacy.

After receiving regular research grants totaling more than $6 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Dr. Hart found himself cut off after 2009. “Because I’m asking questions that do not focus on pathology, it’s harder to get funding,” he said.

A spokeswoman for the agency said it did not comment on its decision-making process for grants.

As he drew criticism from the scientific mainstream, he attracted a new, receptive audience, including private donors for his research. “For harm reductionists or prison abolitionists, or policing abolitionists, he is a hero,” said Dorothy E. Roberts, a law professor and director of the Penn Program on Race, Science & Society at the University of Pennsylvania. “He’s been willing to say, with a lot of expertise backing him up, that these policies are harmful.”

Unlike past academic advocates for drug use, like Timothy Leary and Baba Ram Dass, who both experimented with L.S.D. at Harvard University, Dr. Hart rejects as “self-serving” the distinction between so-called good drugs, like psychedelics, and more maligned substances, like heroin and methamphetamine. All, he said, have their place.

Some parts of the world may be starting to agree. On Feb. 1, Oregon decriminalized possession of small amounts of all drugs. But Dr. Hart objected that decriminalization alone does little to make the drugs safe. If people do not know what they are buying, they cannot use it without risking overdose.

A next step, Dr. Hart said, should be setting up testing sites nationwide where users can determine the purity and strength of their drugs — anathema to researchers like Dr. Madras, who say that anything that “normalizes” drug use leads to more use by adolescents — but essential for saving lives, Dr. Hart said.

He held out little hope that such sites would appear any time soon.

But he noted a twist during his time in the field. When he started, his students wanted to explore the dangers of drugs. Now they see more harm in drug prohibitions, he said.

“So I have to be the person to push them in the direction that they’re not going,” he said.


Generation ‘H’: The Gateway Drugs — Is Heroin the Real Problem?

NEW YORK — According to the CDC, 2014 saw the highest number of drug overdose deaths than any other recorded year, and opioids were involved in 61 percent of those fatalities. The CDC report says, &ldquopast misuse of prescription opioids is the strongest risk factor for heroin initiation and use.&rdquo

CREDIT: CDC SOURCE: National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 2011-2013.

In fact, addiction specialists, law enforcement officials, and psychologists who spoke to 1010WINS.com agree that prescription opioids are today&rsquos main gateway drugs to heroin. That is a dramatic change. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 80 percent of &ldquopeople entering treatment for heroin addiction&rdquo started directly with heroin use in the 1960s. In a near complete reversal, more than 75 percent of heroin addiction in the 2000s began with a prescription opioid. The table below illustrates the marked difference over the decades:

Percentage of the total heroin-dependent sample that used heroin or a prescription opioid as their first opioid of abuse. Data are plotted as a function of the decade in which respondents initiated their opioid abuse. Source: Cicero et al., 2014 CREDIT: NIDA

One possible explanation for the dramatic shift is the rise in access to these prescription painkillers. From 1991 to 2011, NIDA says U.S. pharmacies went from dispensing 76 million opioid prescriptions to 219 million prescriptions, and &ldquoopioid-related deaths&rdquo almost tripled in that same timeframe. The CDC says in 2012, &ldquohealthcare providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for painkillers…enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills.&rdquo

&ldquoThere is an abundance of prescription painkillers, which are often over prescribed, not used by intended users, and innocently stored in medicine cabinets,&rdquo Captain Juan Colon, of the New Jersey State Police, said. &ldquoThese medications have gained popularity among teenagers seeking to get high from readily available &lsquosafe&rsquo drugs.&rdquo

Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, President of Family & Children&rsquos Association in Mineola, said there&rsquos a reason these prescription pain medications have gotten so popular.

&ldquoPainkillers work great on physical pain,&rdquo he said. &ldquoThey also work really good for psychological pain too, and it takes all of that away.&rdquo

Addiction specialist, Dr. Dana Jane Saltzman of NYC Suboxone likens these prescription painkillers to &ldquoreally dangerous candy&rdquo and says many doctors prescribe the drugs without explaining the potential implications of their use to the patient.

&ldquoMaybe there could be 60 pills in the bottle and they&rsquore out of pain within a few days,&rdquo she said.&rdquo &ldquo[It doesn&rsquot happen to everyone] but before they know it, [many people] are addicted.&rdquo

She says the majority of heroin users that she treats started on the prescription opioid pain relievers. Saltzman says they often make the switch to heroin for several reasons, including price and easy access. A bag of heroin can be sold on the street for $5-$10. Saltzman says one OxyContin pill, for example, can be $30-S40. When the need for more pills grows, the costs go up significantly and heroin becomes the cheaper alternative.

NIDA says &ldquoprescription opioid pain medications…can have effects similar to heroin when taken in doses or in ways other than prescribed.&rdquo But once the prescriptions run dry, the addictive nature of the drugs leads users to turn to other options, which in many cases, becomes a heroin habit.

&ldquoPainkiller users often believe they wouldn&rsquot snort heroin,&rdquo Colon said. &ldquoThose that snort heroin often believe they wouldn&rsquot inject heroin. Ultimately, they do.&rdquo

As illustrated by the chart below, the CDC says addressing the heroin crisis includes &ldquoreduc[ing] prescription opioid painkiller abuse.&rdquo

CREDIT: CDC SOURCE: CDC Vitalsigns, July 2015

The CDC also suggests that states look at ways to expand the use of prescription drug monitoring programs and &ldquoaccess to substance abuse treatment&rdquo in order to help curtail prescription opioid overdoses.


Brown Heroin Addiction

Some people mistakenly believe that brown heroin is not as addictive as other types of heroin. Others believe that you can’t become addicted if you snort the drug.

In fact, brown heroin is just as addictive as any opioid. Heroin is addictive because it manipulates the pleasure and reward system in the brain.

Regardless of how it’s ingested, brown heroin binds to special receptors in the brain that block pain and cause an intense feeling of euphoria. This makes heroin feel like an intense euphoria that causes a person to want to use the drug again and again.

With continued use, people can easily develop a physical dependence on heroin, which causes them to develop mild to severe heroin withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to stop using the drug. Some people continue to use heroin for years to prevent withdrawal symptoms.

According to Jane C. Maxwell, a senior research scientist at the University of Texas at Austin, the average time between first inhaling heroin and entering treatment is approximately seven years in Texas.

Opioid addiction is also deadly. More than 42,000 people died from an opioid overdose in 2016. Many of those fatal overdoses involved heroin that was laced with other substances, such as fentanyl and carfentanil. These synthetic opioids are hundreds to thousands of times stronger than morphine.

A type of brown powder heroin nicknamed “cheese heroin” or “cheese” received a great deal of media attention when it caused a string of deaths in the Dallas area between 2005 and 2007.

The tannish powder with a granular texture similar to grated cheese was a dangerous concoction of heroin and the antihistamine diphenhydramine. Cheese, which was sold for as little as $2 a dose, was particularly popular among Hispanic teens and adolescents — and highly addictive.

A 2014 study in the Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse found that most Hispanic adolescents in Dallas who used cheese started using the drug when they were 13 and a half, and they were addicted by the time they were 14. Nearly 75 percent had overdosed on the drug at least once.

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Heroin Chicken Wings Recipe

Why are these chicken wings prefaced with heroin? Once you try these, you'll understand the name -- utterly, totally addictive! You'll impress the heck out of your friends -- and wish you'd made more!

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  • 24 chicken wing drumettes (about 2-1/2 lb/1 kg)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp dried leaf oregano
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • About 1/3 cup melted butter

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  • 2 tbsp dried parsleyshopping list
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  • 2 tsp paprikashopping list
  • 1 tsp saltshopping list
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  • About 1/3 cup melted buttershopping list

How to make it

  • First, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Cut the wings up into "drummettes". (Freeze the pointy "tips" for soup -- they make great broth!)
  • Then combine the grated cheese and the seasonings. Line a shallow baking pan with foil. (Do not omit this step, or you'll still be scrubbing the pan for days!)
  • Melt the butter in a shallow bowl or pan.
  • Dip each "drummette" in butter, roll in the seasoned cheese, and arrange in the foil lined pan. Bake for 30-45 minutes at 350°F.
  • Then . kick yourself that you didn't make a double recipe!!
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