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How Much Heroin Will Cause an Overdose?

Many drugs can cause overdose, but heroin addicts are at great risk for suffering from this consequence. Heroin overdose occurs when a user’s body either has too much...

Potential High-Dose Risks of Heroin

Heroin is an opiate drug that can be extremely addictive. Heroin is illegal in the US, and many who use it find themselves illegally buying, selling or trading in order...

How Common Is Heroin Overdose?

In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) noted that the overdose death rate is about five times what it was in 1990 and is currently at an all-time high. They...

Preventing Heroin Overdose

Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive and rapid-acting opiate narcotic. When taken the drug enters the brain and binds to opioid receptors. The user feels an immediate...

Heroin Overdose

Taking too much heroin can cause an overdose or even become fatal. Heroin affects the central nervous system. It also slows down the user’s breathing. If the dose is...