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  • By: Mitchell B. Mackinem & Christopher B. Mackinem
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Heroin is a narcotic drug that is usually snorted in powdered form or injected as a liquid and produces a euphoric and sedating sensation. The sap from opium poppies (Papaver somniferum) is collected as opium, from which heroin is derived. Opium ...

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