• Heroin myths

    Heroin myths.pdf   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 >>
  • Methadone Replacement for Heroin

    Methadone Replacement for Heroin.pdf   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 >>
  • What is Heroin

    What is heroin.pdf   Heroin is an extract of opium. Opium is the dried 'milk' of the opium poppy Papaver somniferum, and it contains the two strong narcotic painkillers, or opiate analgesics, morphine and codeine. More >>
  • What Makes Heroin So Addictive

    What makes heroin so addictive.pdf   When heroin enters the bloodstream, it makes a bee-line right for the brain. Once heroin is in the brain system, it begins take over. Specifically, the heroin takes over the areas of the brain that are responsible for both physical dependence and producin More >>
  • What are the Risks of Taking Heroin

    What are the risks of taking heroin.pdf   Taking heroin involves a number of risks. Here’s what it could do to you: • Overdoses can lead to coma and even death – as it can cause respiratory failure (this is what it’s called when your breathing stops). More >>
  • The Health Effects Of Heroin

    The health effects of heroin.pdf   As with most illegal drugs, heroin use has both short-term and long-term effects. Whether injected, snorted or smoked, heroin will begin to affect the body's central nervous system almost immediately after it is used. More >>
  • Treatments for Heroin

    Treatments for Heroin.pdf   A variety of effective treatments are available for heroin addiction. Treatment tends to be more effective when heroin abuse is identified early. The treatments that follow vary depending on the individual, but methadone, a synthetic opiate that blocks th More >>
  • Heroin - Withdrawal Symptoms

    Heroin withdrawal symptoms.pdf   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 >>
  • Support For Heroin Addiction

    Support for heroin addiction.pdf   Heroin (known on the streets as horse, smack, big H, black tar, caballo, junk, TNT, skag, chiva, gear, Evil, "H", and "Boy") is a highly addictive drug made from the opium poppy. Addicts usually inject the drug into a vein via a needle, however it is poss More >>
  • Heroin Overdose

    Heroin Overdose.pdf   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 >>