Druglink article 1996 – Heroin in the ’90s from A to B by Harry Shapiro

The first Druglink in May 1986 looked at the heroin situation in Britain. In this, our tenth anniversary issue, we revisit the drug and its new found publicity through Trainspotting and ask the question ” is smack back – or did it ever go away?”

Three new types of user are identified – crack users who have self-medicated with heroin; young socially deprived kids (the new scag kids)’; and graduates from the dance scene.

Heroin in the ’90s from A to B (PDF)