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Why Do People Abuse Heroin and other Opiates?

No One Wants to be in Pain I think the question that many who have been hooked on opiates would ask in response is, "why wouldn't you?". There are so many different kinds of pain: physical pain like aches and burns; emotional pain like heartache, painful memories, guilt, sadness, insecurity and anxiety. Being that most any living creature has a very instinctual drive to not hurt or to avoid pain, and given that it can be said that humans are subjected to many more types of pain than most other known organisms, why not use opiates? I know what you're thinking, something like: "because it's bad for you", "because it's gross" or maybe "because I'm not crazy!". And you may be right, but some of

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