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  • Carfentanil Contributes To Sharp Spike In Opioid Overdose Deaths

    Carfentanil Contributes To Sharp Spike In Opioid Overdose Deaths

    What is Carfentanil? Carfentanil may be the most dangerous toxic opioid circulating the illicit drug market and as it hits the streets, opioid overdoses have sharply risen in the US and many have been fatal. Carfentanil is an extremely powerful man-made opioid typically used for sedating elephants and other large animals but never intended for human use.
    How Powerful is...

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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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  • 4 Common Abused Prescription Painkillers

    4 Common Abused Prescription Painkillers

    Prescription pain relievers containing opioids have been, and currently still are, among the most common prescription drugs abused. When opioid pain medications are used inappropriately they can induce a sense of euphoria because they stimulate specific parts of the brain involved with pleasure. For this reason, prescription painkillers have become popular drugs of choice among teens and young...

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  • How Prescription Drugs Affect the Body

    How Prescription Drugs Affect the Body

    Numerous prescription drugs can be abused but there's several classifications of medications that are most commonly abused and they all have a different effect on the body. The three classes of prescription drugs that are most commonly and widely abused include; opioids which are most often prescribed for the treatment of pain, central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants), and stimulants...

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