Background: This article gives general information about what is happening in Vancouver as well as things that are being provided with the clinics.
How It Was Used: This article supplied me with information about the program and what they do. I also got to look at some of the participants of the program.
Background: This article covers the cause of many addicts overdoses are due to another drug that is being sold as heroin.
How It Was Used: I used this article to show how the clinics are keeping addicts from running into this other drug in the streets.
Background: This article displays where this idea manifested. It also discusses the effects of weaning people off of heroin.
How It Was Used: This article supplied me with information about the program and what they do. I also got to look at some of the participants of the program. I was able to see how the program affects them and if it actually works like they intend
Background: This article shows that the heroin clinics have lower dropout rates and that many positive things that have come from them.
How It Was Used: I used all the positive effects to show how a free heroin clinic could benefit society.
5. “Heroin: Effects, Addiction & Treatment Options – Drugs.com.” Effects, Addiction & Treatment Options – Drugs.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.
Background: This article explains how heroin is about 2-3 times more potent than morphine. It also provides information on how it is taken and what the effects are.
How It Was Used: This shows the idea of providing heroin in a safe way and with safe tools.
Background: This is a study determined the cost of prescribing heroin to heroin addicts compared to addicts prescribed methadone. In the end they found that a prescription of heroin along with methadone was cost effective. It said that patients would save $1133 and take part in crime ever three days to get money for their drug.
How I Used it: I used this article as evidence that a free heroin clinic can be more cost efficient for cities and states.
Background: This article talks about the free heroin clinics. It states that illegal drugs have made a costly impact on the country in terms of law enforcement, drug overdoses, and health care.
How I Used it: . It talks about the way it has helped patients and is cheaper to run than a methadone clinic, as well as it being more effective at keeping people coming. This article will strengthen my paper because of all the ways it shows free heroin to be beneficial.
Background: The article tells about crime related to heroin addiction. It tells of the connection between violent crime and heroin addicts as well as the correlation between decision making and heroin abuse.
How I Used it: This article will help me argue that it is beneficial to keep addicts on heroin because of the crimes they can commit because they need their fix. It will cost less to give out free heroin with taxpayer money than it would to fix the damages and crimes committed by addicts to get their heroin.
Background: The article holds information about addictions and how severely they can effect someone. It speaks of addictions as a disease and how relapses work. It covers medical consequences of drug addiction and mentions a broad amount of drugs.
How I Used it: I spoke of the science behind addiction and what it would take to get an addict off of heroin. This helped me show how serious addiction is and how much addiction can cost medically.
Background: This explains the meaning behind addiction and tells us why some people become addicted to drugs. This also explains what happens to the brain when someone is addicted.
How I Used It: I spoke about how addiction is a disease that is difficult to control and how the brain is affected.