Have you ever noticed that the words "heroine" and "heroin" have the same root? Kind of funny, really. Because both can be so addictive.
The word heroine comes from the feminine variation of the Greek word "heros," meaning hero. A female hero.
The word heroin comes from the German "heroin," a variation on the Greek word "heros." It refers to the state of invincibility that a person feels while on heroin.
Two words. One root. The same problem of addiction.
Strange. Wonderful. True.