Ben: Diary Of A Heroin Addict Analysis

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The documentary “Ben: Diary of a Heroin Addict”, tells the heartbreaking story of Ben Roger’s life as it collapses due to his uncontrollable heroin addiction. Ben Rogers was an Englishman from Alton, a small town in England, who began taking drugs when he was seventeen years olds. He started smoking cannabis and later transitioned to smoking and then injecting heroin. Around his early 20s, Ben found himself addicted to heroin, injecting heroin up to four times a day. Ben also had a passion for cameras and videotaping which led him to keep a video diary in which he filmed himself consuming drugs as well as his unsuccessful attempts at recovery. Ben’s uncontrollable drug abuse had both physical and emotional effects on him. His body and health started to crumble, to point where he was suffering from deep vein thrombosis and therefore started to inject heroin in his groin. He also shared his emotions with the camera, talking about how drugs have slowly ruined not only his life but also his families.…show more content…
This opium is refined into morphine which can then be further refined into various forms of heroin. Heroin can be smoked, snorted, or injected. The different types of heroin include white heroin, brown heroin, and black tar heroin. White heroin is heroin as its purest form. White heroin is usually injected but can also be inhaled. Brown heroin is the most commonly consumed type of heroin. It is also the less-soluble form of heroin and is most commonly smoked. Black tar heroin is another type of heroin similar to white heroin, however it has its unique detrimental effects. On another note, in the United States, state laws declare that it’s a crime to possess, cultivate, manufacture, and sell

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