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What Are the Signs of Heroin Abuse?

Heroin is one of the strongest and most instantly addictive substances that is known to exist, according to Seattle’s KUOW. The drug was responsible for almost half of the drug-related deaths...

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Heroin?

Much attention has been given to societal effects of the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. More than 1 million people could fall victim to it by 2020, warns USA...

$6.9M Worth of Heroin Seized in TX Drug Bust

A simple traffic stop in Fayette County resulted in the unexpected seizure of almost $7 million worth of heroin. Early this month, deputies pulled over a pickup truck on Interstate...

Facts about Naloxone

Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage opioid overdose.1 By competitively blocking opioid receptors, naloxone can prevent opioid agonist drugs like heroin,...

Understanding the Risks of Smoking Heroin

Taking heroin in any form can be dangerous, even on the first try. Generally, heroin is ingested via smoking, snorting, or injecting it directly into the veins. People smoke heroin...

Heroin Overdose Dangers

Heroin is highly addictive illegal opioid drug.1 As a potent opioid, heroin attaches to opioid receptors in the brain and central nervous system, delivering a euphoric, pleasurable “rush.”2  Heroin blocks...

The Risks of Snorting Heroin

Heroin is a narcotic opiate. It comes as either a white or brownish powder as well as a black sticky substance referred to as “black tar heroin.”1,2 The drug can...

Heroin Withdrawal Timeline

Heroin use in the United States has been rising since 2007.1 What Is Heroin? Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive opioid drug that’s processed from the seed pod of certain...

Helping a Loved One with Heroin Addiction

Heroin is an opioid drug that’s made from morphine, which is a natural substance taken from the seed pod of opium poppy plants.1,2 It can be a white or brown powder...

Is There Really a Heroin Epidemic in the US?

Over the past couple years, the focus has shifted slightly from the devastating effects of opiate painkiller abuse and addiction to the equally deadly issue of heroin use and dependence...

Texas Heroin Addiction Treatment, Rates and Statistics

Although the opioid epidemic has largely missed Texas, heroin, an opioid, still has a hold on some members of the community. Learn about how and why Texans are using heroin,...

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