Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

Do You Know Why We Say "Heroin" And "Junkies"?

Felix Hoffmann, of the Bayer company in Germany registered the trademark ''heroin'' in 1898 for their morphine product substitute. ''Heroin'' was chosen from German for heroic, because, in field studies, people using the medicine felt "heroic", but no evidence for this seems to have been found so far.

Regarding the Expression "junkies", it seems to originate from the word junk in the narcotics sense. Another explanation is that they are called 'junkies' because an early street slang term for heroin was 'junk''.

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