Addict holding syringe containing heroin

Addict holding syringe containing heroin

M372/0081 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.3MB

Downloadable file size: 2.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: CONOR CAFFREY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Heroin. Face of an addict behind a hand holding a syringe containing heroin. Heroin (diacetyl morphine) is a white or brownish powder. It can be smoked or sniffed but in this case it has been dissolved in water and will be injected into a vein. Heroin produces feelings of warmth, drowsiness and lack of concern for outside events. Long term use causes tolerance (larger amounts are needed to have the same effect) and dependence (addiction). Infections such as hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency virus can be spread when addicts share needles. Death commonly occurs from accidental overdose.

Release details: Model release available. Property release not required.

Keywords: abuse, addiction, condition, drug, drug abuse, drug addiction, healthcare, heroin, heroin addiction, injection, injections, lifestyle, medical, recreational drugs, syringe, use, user

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.