Did you know that…..
Heroin was isolated from opium in 1898 ?
Heroin was first isolated from opium as a non-addictive substitute for Morphine. At first it was thought that Heroin could solve the problem of addiction to Morphine.
About fifteen years later scientists discovered the great addictive power of Heroin.
More recently, something similar happened with the Methadone. In this case also it was believed that it was a drug without the problem of causing addiction. Unfortunately, Methadone is also an addictive drug.
(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)