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Persuasive Speech Outline Introduction – Dealing with heroin addiction in the thick of the disease- Cornerstone Community Church-Kensington I. Cornerstone Community Church provides necessities for its parishners mind and bodies. a. Heroin Addiction knows no zip code, no class, no gender-it kills indiscriminately b. Heroin Deaths have quadrupled over the last 5 years per drugfreeworld.com II. History a. Heroin was synthesized in 1874 by a British chemist named Charles Wright, but it was disregarded as no use. In 1897, German chemist, Feliz Hoffman, who also created Bayer aspirin, “Heroisch” for Hero. He presented it as a non-addictive alternative to morphine. The first case of heroin dependency was 1910. Just 5 years later this had grown to 450 cases. III. Present a. Fast forward to present where the CDC reports over 13,000 deaths per year from heroin overdoses and over 300,000 hospital visits b. The heroin market is over 30 billion dollars in the US alone. c. This is a global issue d. 3 out of 4 heroin users started with opioids per the CDC IV. Future a.
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  • Fall '13
  • Morphine, heroin addiction, heroin deaths, heroin dependency, heroin market

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