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  • 11 facts about heroin

    Heroin is a highly addictive drug that is processed from morphine, which is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. More >> 11 Facts about Heroin.pdf  
  • 15 Tips for recovery from heroin addiction

    1. Take care of yourself mentally. 2. Put the statistics of relapse out of your mind. 3. You are responsible for your own recovery. More >> 15 tips for recovery from heroin addiction.pdf  
  • A Junkie Dies – Dealing with the death of a heroin user

    It is harder to deal with the sudden death of a loved one than a death that gives warning. More >> a junkie dies dealing with the death of a heroin user.pdf  
  • A new “medication” for treatment of opioid addiction?

    Like me, you may be seeing the headlines from the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement late yesterday that an existing medication for the treatment of alcohol dependence has now been approved for the treatment of opioid dependence. More >> a new medication for treatment of opioid addiction.pdf  
  • Caring For My Heroin-Addicted son

    Robert and Cassie cared for Robert’s adult son Adam during his recovery from an addiction to heroin. He’s now doing well, but it hasn’t been easy. They tell their story. More >> caring for my heroin addicted son.pdf  
  • Combining Heroin With Other Drugs

    Heroin is one drug among many that comes from the opium plant. While it is often used on its own via injecting, smoking or snorting it, many people also combine heroin with other drugs. More >> Combining Heroin With Other Drugs.pdf  
  • Coming off heroin

    Nicola*, 25, tells us how she got her life back on track after becoming addicted to heroin. More >> coming off heroin.pdf  
  • Encouraging Junkies to

    There are two ways that people usually talk to junkies about getting clean and neither of them is very effective. The first is to plead and beg. The Second is to threaten. More >> encouraging junkies to clean up.pdf  
  • Estimating the quantities of your heroin habit

    We know from data collected by the United Nations that the retail price of a gram of heroin is roughly $125 in Europe and $300 in the United States. More >> estimating the quantities of your heroin habit.pdf  
  • Heroin - Withdrawal Symptoms

    Heroin withdrawal is one of the most difficult drug withdrawals. This strong opiate creates a hard-core “bond” with the user – and when this bond is broken, in can result in an uncomfortable adjustment period. And although very few heroin withdrawal sympt More >> Heroin withdrawal symptoms.pdf  
  • Heroin Addiction and HIV infection

    Many people today know about the dangers and risky behaviours (sharing needles, unsafe sex, and mother-to-child transmission) that can increase the risk for HIV/AIDS infection. The question lies in whether or not they are able to take appropriate actions More >> Heroin Addiction and HIV infection.pdf  
  • Heroin and Depression

    If you’ve ever met a person with a heroin addiction, you know that they aren’t happiest people in the world. In fact, unless you catch them at the moments when their euphoria it at its peak, chances are they are suffering with a certain degree of depressi More >> Heroin and Depression.pdf  
  • Heroin and opiates: the story

    Heroin is a powerful opiate, which is usually smoked or injected. Here's the story of one of the world’s most addictive and destructive drugs. More >> heroin and opiates the story.pdf  
  • Heroin Dependency During Pregnancy

    During your pregnancy, you and your baby share many things. More >> Heroin Dependency During Pregnancy.pdf  
  • Heroin Effects on the Brain

    Most people realize that addictive drugs affect the body, but they do not always realize that effects of heroin on the brain can be just as powerful. It all starts when the heroin user takes their first dose of heroin, which puts the roller coaster in mot More >> Heroin Effects on the Brain.pdf  
  • Heroin Is Different

    One of the great myths about drugs is that they are all the same. More >> heroin is different.pdf  
  • Heroin myths

    Myth: Heroin is only dangerous if it is injected It is true that there are certain risks such as contracting bloodborne diseases that are only associated with injection. However heroin is an extremely dangerous substance that can cause dependence and add More >> Heroin myths.pdf  
  • Heroin Overdose

    An accidental overdose is currently one of the leading causes of death for people between the ages of 35-54, and also a major injury-related death for people below the age of 35. A heroin overdose is rightly treated as a very serious condition, and the re More >> Heroin Overdose.pdf  
  • Heroin Use – Risk of Death and Mortality Rates

    Heroin is widely used in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a 2003 survey showed that 3.7 million Americans had used heroin at least once. More >> Risk of Death and Mortality Rates.pdf  
  • Heroin Withdrawal Home Remedies

    Heroin withdrawal is the phenomenon that occurs upon quitting heroin. More >> Heroin Withdrawal Home Remedies.pdf  
  • History of Opium, Morphine and Heroin

    3400 BC The opium poppy is cultivated in lower Mesopotamia. The Sumerians would soon pass along the plant and its euphoric effects to the Assyrians. More >> History of Opium, Morphine and Heroin.pdf  
  • How Heroin Abuse Affects Families

    Heroin abuse impacts the user and those who come in regular contact with the individual, such as friends, family, coworkers and peer. The heroin user’s loved ones, family in particular, are often influenced the most by addiction. While heroin abuse may le More >> How Heroin Abuse Affects Families.pdf  
  • How Long Does Heroin Stays In Your Body?

    Heroin is a commonly abused opiate that has no medical purpose. More >> How Long Does Heroin Stays In Your Body.pdf  
  • International Statistics About Heroin

    An estimated 13.5 million people in the world take opioids (opium-like substances), including 9.2 million who use heroin. More >> International Statistics About Heroin.pdf  
  • Methadone Replacement for Heroin

    If you stop taking heroin, methadone can prevent or reduce the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Many people stay on methadone long-term, but some people gradually reduce the dose and come off drugs altogether. You should not take any street drugs or much a More >> Methadone Replacement for Heroin.pdf  
  • Mindy’s Story - Honesty And Commitment Lead To Recovery

    For most of Mindy’s 19 years of life, she was a “normal kid” who swam on the school swim team and looked forward to trips to the zoo with her mother. More >> mindy's story.pdf  
  • Natural Methods for Overcoming Heroin Addiction

    There are a few highly effective homeopathic ingredients that can be used on a heroin addict to get rid of the addiction in a natural way. More >> Natural Methods for Overcoming Heroin Addiction.pdf  
  • Opioid Analogues and Their Dangers

    Drug analogs are chemical compounds that are similar to other drugs in their effects but differ slightly in their chemical structure. Some analogs are produced by pharmaceutical companies for legitimate medical reasons. More >> Opioid Analogues and Their Dangers.pdf  
  • Smoking Heroin

    While injecting heroin is the most effective way of obtaining a longer-lasting high, the trend seems to be shifting more toward snorting and smoking the drug. More >> Smoking Heroin.pdf  
  • Snorting Heroin

    If you’re thinking about snorting heroin, you should know what happens. More >> Snorting Heroin.pdf