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  • Heroin - A Highly Addictive Opioid Drug

    Heroin - A Highly Addictive Opioid Drug

    Heroin is a powerful opioid drug that's made from morphine, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the Asian opium poppy plant. The naturally occurring gummy-like substance is extracted from the poppy seedpods then processed into heroin. Heroin is an illegal drug manufactured in clandestine labs and highly attainable.
    Forms of Heroin White heroin (powder) is the purest form of the...

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  • The Importance of Heroin Relapse Prevention

    The Importance of Heroin Relapse Prevention

    To the uninitiated, getting off heroin can seem like the most difficult thing a person could ever do, but longtime addicts know better. Those experienced former addicts know that recovering from heroin addiction is a lifelong struggle, not a short-term project that can be completed and forgotten.
    Another thing those former addicts know is that avoiding relapses can be even harder than...

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  • Understanding the Dangers of Heroin Abuse and Addiction

    Understanding the Dangers of Heroin Abuse and Addiction

    Heroin, bought by users illegally, is a highly addictive drug that can be smoked, snorted, or injected. Heroin abuse and addiction can cause harmful psychological and physical effects on a person, even fatal consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2002 to 2011, the number of drug poisoning deaths involving heroin doubled, from 2,089 deaths in 2002 to 4,397...

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