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Shooting Heroin: Signs and Risks

Heroin usually is distributed as a white or brownish (called “black tar”) powder that is smoked, snorted, or injected. Injecting, or “shooting,” heroin is a particularly dangerous method of using...

Can I Quit Heroin Cold Turkey?

Heroin is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This means that heroin is a drug that has no recognized medicinal uses and an...

Risks of Snorting Heroin

When most people think of heroin, they imagine a person who injects the drug directly into the bloodstream through a needle. Overwhelmingly, this is the method used by most people...

Heroin Withdrawal Timelines

An illegal opioid drug, heroin is considered to be highly addictive and has no accepted medicinal use in the United States. In 2014, heroin was abused by 435,000 people over...

Heroin Addiction Help

Learn more about how heroin interacts with the body, what a heroin overdose looks like, and what treatment for heroin addiction can include.   The U.S. Department of Health and...

Heroin in Memphis

726: Narcan doses given by Memphis EMS teams to treat opiate overdoses in 2010 1495: Projected number of doses to be given in 2016 — Source: Memphis Fire Department The Heroin Epidemic:...

Alum Advocates for Heroin Addicts’ Recovery

Morse’s efforts include training families to use Narcan Several days after her first overdose, Bethany Morse opened her eyes in a California hospital room. Out of a coma, she climbed...

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