Heroin Addicts Speak

In this National Geographic clip, a cameraman follows around heroin addicts from Oslo and the American Midwest. Joaquim and Trina sell magazines in Oslo in order to score their next fix of Afgan heroin. Included is footage of Joaquim injecting his girlfriend.


Faces of addiction from the American Midwest soon follow. Why is heroin called a dirty, back alley drug? One speaker from the Midwest group says that he never met a recreational user of heroin. Why is this so?