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History

This section of the site deals with the history of heroin, dating to well before the its invention. As a result, this area of Heroin Helper contains a lot of information about opium and its other derivatives as well. Some historical material will also be found in our angry section, which is where we keep political information. Articles in that section are more focused on opinion than the story-orientation of articles found here.

Opium History
This is a brief history of opium, taken from my newest book Little Book of Opium.
French Connection
By destroying the "French Connection", government forces allowed the heroin market in the United States to become open to competition. The results were good for heroin users, but exactly the opposite of the government's stated intention.
Opium/Heroin Timeline
6000 of events in the history of opium and heroin.
Frontline Letter
Frontline is a PBS news program that does investigative reporting. They did a highly biased story called Opium Throughout History. In support of this, they posted an opium timeline which is equally biased. This is a letter to the producers of the program, which corrects a number of problems with this timeline.

by Dr. H © 2002-2003
Last Modified: 8 January 2004


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