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Francis Moraes, PhD

The Heroin User’s Handbook


There are soft drugs, hard drugs, and the hardest drug—heroin. Even among heavy drug users, heroin is often taboo. “Any drug is worth trying—except heroin.”


Over the last thirty years the purity of street-level heroin has increased twenty-fold, enabling users to snort and smoke it, whereas they were previously forced to inject. This has lead to more people experimenting than ever before.


THE HEROIN USER’S HANDBOOK explains everything that a heroin user needs to know. It dispels the myths that surround heroin and replaces them with accurate and objective information.


THE HEROIN USER’S HANDBOOK provides critical information that will save lives and allow users to avoid addiction. The book includes:


• Navigating the heroin subculture

• Avoiding addiction

• Safe injection techniques

• Smoking and snorting procedures

• Chemically purifying street heroin

• Avoiding diseases associated with heroin

• Dealing with the legal system

• Social aspects of heroin use.

• Detoxing yourself

• and much more


Author, Francis Moraes, Ph.D., brings a unique perspective to the study of heroin—neither glorifying not demonizing the drug, rather he provides readers with “the straight dope” on heroin. Useful for family and friends of heroin users.