Heroin: America’s Killer of Choice

By far, heroin is one of America’s most deadly drugs. Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive drug processed from morphine. After having been “cut” with sugars, starch, powdered milk or quinine, the deadly substance can be snorted, smoked or even injected into veins. Each day, thousands of people fall victim to the potent powers of heroin. Drug rehab is often the only solution to free oneself from the scary stuff.
With all of the drug-related buzz currently surrounding the legalization of cannabis in a handful of American states, the term “gateway drug” has become household in nature. While it can be argued that marijuana might serve as an initiator or “gateway” substance — heroin is most assuredly an addict’s “exit” addiction. If untreated, death is often the end result of such a harmful vice.