Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Heroin Addiction – A Mothers Fight To Save Son
In 2002 Belfield had a call from a desperate mother who was at the end of her tether with her son.
How do you get addicted to heroin and drugs?
Most importantly, how do you get off the drugs?
How do you deal with people you hurt, effect and steal from?
Hear how a mother coped with her sons addiction from the Alex Belfield Radio Show:
Heroin is a highly addictive, illegal drug. It is used by millions of addicts around the world who are unable to overcome the urge to continue taking this drug every day of their lives—knowing that if they stop, they will face the horror of withdrawal.
Heroin (like opium and morphine) is made from the resin of poppy plants. Milky, sap-like opium is first removed from the pod of the poppy flower. This opium is refined to make morphine, then further refined into different forms of heroin.
Most heroin is injected, creating additional risks for the user, who faces the danger of AIDS or other infection on top of the pain of addiction.
Heroin commonly known by its street names of H, smack, boy, horse, brown, black, tar, and others) is an opioid analgesic originally synthesized by C.R. Alder Wright in 1874 by adding two acetyl groups to the molecule morphine, which is found naturally in the opium poppy. It is the 3,6-diacetyl ester of morphine. Administered intravenously by injection, heroin is two to four times more potent than morphine and is faster in its onset of action.
Recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio.