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  • Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

    Prescription Opioid Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

    All drugs of abuse have a negative impact on a person's life when they're abused, especially once a person develops addiction to one of them. Some drugs like heroin are very powerful and addictive and can lead to physical dependence very quickly with frequent use. Throughout the United States alone thousands of people have overdosed on heroin and sadly many have not survived.
    Some people...

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  • Commonly Abused Designer Drugs Include Mephedrone and Synthetic Marijuana

    Commonly Abused Designer Drugs Include Mephedrone and Synthetic Marijuana

    We have all heard of designer drugs and how commonly abused some of them are like Ecstasy, ketamine, GHB, LSD and methamphetamine. Many designer drugs are produced in illegal labs and are developed by changing or modifying the chemical structure of another drug like marijuana, cocaine and morphine.
    By taking a drug for example like cocaine and changing the properties, illegal labs are able...

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  • Heroin Detox

    Heroin Detox

    Heroin addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. The heroin abuser ’s nervous system becomes accustomed to accommodating chronic exposure to the drug, which is an opioid. Therefore, during heroin detoxification excruciating withdrawal symptoms are ubiquitous.
    Withdrawal symptoms begin within 12 hours of not using and peak after two to four days. The symptoms...

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  • Heroin Addiction and Treatment

    Heroin Addiction and Treatment

    Heroin is a powerful addictive drug sweeping the United States causing intense euphoria and strong physical dependence in its users. Heroin is processed from morphine; a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of certain varieties of poppy plants and appears as a white or brown powdery substance.
    Heroin is highly addictive because it enters the brain rapidly and affects...

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