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Is there any medical use for heroin?

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Is there any medical use for heroin?
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Yes, if it weren't outlawed, there would be numerous uses.

An ironic example was given in a mainstream news story regarding veterans undergoing medical treatment after returning to the U.S. There is a problem of heroin addiction among veterans, and one expressed his reason by saying that the VA gives vets drugs for pain control, relaxation, and to ease post-traumatic stress - and instead of taking half a dozen pills all the vet has to do is take a shot of heroin and he gets all the benefits of the others put together at once.

That may be an extreme example, however, the blunt truth is that people die in agony every day from chronic illnesses such as cancer. To many the pain is far worth than the realization of their death. In such circumstances the idea of "addiction" becomes a little ridiculous.

This is not of course to say that heroin should be something you should buy over the counter (although in the early part of this century it was, and the human race seems to have survived) but that under the right circumstances it can be very useful, and as with other drugs it would be preferable to legalize and regulate it.

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The most important medical use for heroin is called d-e-a-t-h-by-overdose. Does d-e-a-t-h by overdose sound like the type of drugs any reasonable human being would want to use? The harmful side effects of Heroin far outweigh any medical uses the drug might have to offer. The extremely addictive nature of Heroin is reason enough to stay away from this potential killer. Heroin destroys lives, and the risk of using Heroin far outweighs any possible medical benefits that drugs like Heroin might offer.

There are drugs that heal people and drugs that harm people, and Heroin falls into the category of drugs that harm people. Heroin is not a legal medicine or a medication, and people who have frequently used Heroin have ended up hating their lives because Heroin literally destroys lives, and I do not only refer to physical death. Heroin turns people into virtual automatons who can no longer work or do any normal activities in life. Addiction to Heroin can cause many dangers in a person's life. If there are any medical uses for Heroin, it would be far better for the patient to use an alternative, and legal, medication.

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Heroin is an opiod that has a strong analgesic effect. Although not used in the United states it has been used in other countries to provide pain relief. The source of heroin is the opium poppy which produces morphine and codeine.

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Heroin belongs to the Opoid analgesics group of drugs and it can be used for pain relief.

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Yes....is is commonly used as a strong analgesic, particularly here in UK

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Yes there is. Heroin is used as in anasthesy during a surgery.

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