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What Role Do Habits Play in Addiction?

Some people consider themselves cured of their addiction to heroin or other substance when they “graduate” from rehab. Sadly, this is not the case. Addiction is a...

How to Get Perspective on Your Addiction

Sometimes obvious things are too close to us to be recognized. If you have an addiction to drugs like heroin or suspect you have one, you may only be able to see how it...

Why Are People Drawn to Abuse Drugs?

Very few people consciously choose to become drug addicts. No one would intentionally decide to surrender her freedom, health, er relationships and future in exchange...

How Naloxone Saves Lives

In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control reported that over 38,000 people died from a drug overdose in 2010, which marks an increase of death by drugs for 11 consecutive...

Important Things to Learn About Heroin

Heroin is a semi-synthetic drug made from the morphine in opium poppy. The purest form of the drug is often called No. 4 heroin, and it comes as a water-soluble...

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...

Playing Sports and Heroin Abuse

Heroin is an opiate synthesized from morphine, and it quickly creates an intense sense of euphoria when abused. It binds to receptors in the brain that regulate...

Public Perception of Heroin Addicts

Although heroin addiction is a disease that requires treatment, many people incorrectly assume that heroin addiction is a sign of personal weakness or moral failing....

What Is Krokodil?

Opiates are an extremely addictive group of drugs because they directly influence the reward center of the brain. The more of an addictive substance a user takes, the...

Heroin Addiction in the Middle East

People may think that drug abuse only affects developed nations, like the US, but developing nations also struggle with this devastating issue. Certain countries face...

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