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... Heroin For many people, heroin may simply be a street drug that has created an industry worth billions of dollars, as well as a drug that has claimed countless number of human lives. However, in reality, heroin is one of the most well-known, most abused, and misunderstood drug (Moraes 1). As a member of the opiate groups of chemicals, along with morphine, opium, codeine, among others, which are mostly used as cough suppressants and pain-killers since the ancient times, its medical use has been strongly established and even necessitated by doctors and pharmacists (Carnwath and Smith 138). When used in good hands, heroin is able to alleviate extreme pain for chronic or acute pain sufferers, especially ...