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How to Tell if Someone is Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol 

Addiction is a chronic brain illness that affects everyone afflicted with it in different ways. What starts as the voluntary use of drugs or alcohol becomes a compulsion when someone becomes physically dependent…

What Is Gray Death? How Is It Abused?

A new street drug named gray death is turning up in some areas of the United States. Gray death is most often injected but can be snorted or taken orally….

Can You Get Addicted to Heroin after One Hit? What are The Effects?

Many highly addictive drugs have developed a reputation for causing addiction to develop quickly. In fact, for some drugs, it is claimed that addiction can happen after just one hit….

How to Do an Intervention for a Long-time Heroin User

When someone takes heroin, it is converted to morphine. It then binds to receptors in the brain that are specialized to respond to naturally occurring neurotransmitters that resemble morphine in…

Effects of Heroin Use on Pregnant Women

Heroin is an opioid drug that is typically injected into the body by people who abuse it, though it can also be smoked or snorted. It has no medicinal purposes….

Heroin Abuse and Treatment

Heroin classifies as an opioid – in particular, a synthetic form of morphine. It binds to opioid receptors in the brain that are responsible for controlling a person’s perception of…

I’m Addicted to Heroin, but Afraid of Being Dope Sick

Heroin is a highly addictive opiate derived from morphine, which is a naturally occurring substance that can be found in the seedpods of poppy plants. According to the National Institute on…

Quitting Heroin for Long-Time Users

Heroin is a drug made from the seed pod of the poppy plant. It can be found as a white or brown powder, or a black sticky substance known as black tar heroin….