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What Is a Speedball?

A speedball is a combination of cocaine, heroin or morphine that people inject into the body using one syringe, or two different syringes, one in each arm, at the same...

Is Heroin Addiction Chronic?

An addiction to heroin is a chronic disease similar to other chronic illnesses that require treatment and lifestyle changes in order to overcome. Heroin addiction causes...

European Views on Heroin

While many narcotics are illegal throughout Europe, attitudes about heroin and its addicts seem to be evolving. Although few people believe this evolution will end up...

Heroin and Physical Distress

Heroin has remerged onto the scene of drug abuse. It is becoming more and more common to see heroin-related overdoses in the news, where both celebrities and lay people...

Can Heroin Make People Violent?

Heroin may not seem like a violent drug. The immediate effects involve a euphoric rush followed by drowsiness and slowed heart and breath rates. The drug clouds mental...

What Should I Know About Heroin Addiction?

Morphine is the predominant narcotic alkaloid in opium poppy plants, and it has been synthesized into heroin since the mid-19th century. When making heroin, a chemical...

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