signs of heroin overdose

Signs of a Heroin Overdose

Heroin abuse and addiction still affect hundreds of thousands of Americans annually. Opium, derived from the opium poppy flower, had been used as a recreational drug for thousands of years, but it was not until 1874 that heroin was synthesized from opium. It was used medically for pain management until its extreme addictiveness was understood…

group discussing heroin addiction

Importance of Professional Treatment for Heroin Addiction

Despite the increase in awareness and education about opiates, heroin addiction is still rising in the United States. Genetics plays a role in who will become addicted, but that is not the only factor putting Americans at risk. As long as people continue to suffer from trauma, poverty, isolation, and violence, they will be vulnerable…