Mexico's alleged "king of heroin" enters not guilty plea

After his arrest, Jose Antonio Medinia Arreguin, Mexico's alleged "king of heroin," has entered a not guilty plea.

Posted by David Fahey on October 24, 2010 at 10:25 AM in Heroin | Permalink

Heroin and now cocaine addict Russians

Heroin from Afghan poppies has long been the basis of addiction in Russia.  Recently there have been efforts to import cocaine too.  American drug officials alerted their Russian counterparts about a recent plan to smuggle cocaine into the country.  For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on July 26, 2010 at 04:29 PM in Cocaine, Heroin, Russia, United States | Permalink

Fungus hits Afghan poppy crop (and raises heroin price)

Fungus that destroys perhaps a quarter of the Afghan poppy crop had raised the price of heroin for the benefit of the Taliban.  For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on May 13, 2010 at 07:20 PM in Afghanistan, Heroin | Permalink

Mexican heroin dealer and US drug enforcement (article)

Elaine Carey, "'Selling is More of a Habit than Using': Narcotraficante Lola la Chata and her Threat to Civilziation, 1930-1960," Journal of Women's History 21/2 (Summer 2009).

Posted by David Fahey on January 12, 2010 at 10:11 AM in Heroin, Mexico, United States | Permalink

Heroin treatment in Britain (book review)

Klaus Weinhauer reviewed Alex Mold, Heroin: The Treatment of Addiction in Twentieth-Century Britain, in Twentieth Century British History 20 (2009): 567-569.

Posted by David Fahey on November 23, 2009 at 07:58 AM in Addiction, Book Reviews, Britain, Heroin | Permalink

Heroin and the American city (book review)

Joseph Spillane, book review of Eric C. Schneider, Smack: Heroin and the American City, in Social History of Alcohol and Drugs 23/2 (Spring 2009): 187-189.

Posted by David Fahey on October 11, 2009 at 08:54 PM in Book Reviews, Heroin, United States | Permalink

War on Drugs (article) and smack, heroin and the American city (book)

David Trippel draws our attention to an article by Eric Schneider, "The War on Drugs Redux," available online.  He also mentions Schneider's new book, Smack, Heroin and the American City (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008). 

Posted by David Fahey on January 13, 2009 at 05:45 PM in Drugs (general), Heroin, Opium | Permalink

Swiss referendum supports free heroin for addicts

In a recent referendum 69% of Swiss voters supported free heroin for addicts.  For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on November 30, 2008 at 08:17 PM in Addiction, Heroin, Switzerland | Permalink

Heroin treatment in Britain in the 1980s (article)

Alex Mold, "'Grave Cause for Concern'? Private Practice, Professional Disputes and the Treatment of Heroin Addiction in Britain during the 1980s," Contemporary British History 22/1 (2008): 67-88.

Posted by David Fahey on November 8, 2008 at 05:35 PM in Britain, Heroin | Permalink

Valium replaces heroin as street drug of choice in Britain

In Britain valium has become the street drug of choice because heroin has dropped in quality and availability. For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on September 2, 2008 at 07:55 PM in Britain, Heroin, Prescription Drugs | Permalink