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Finding Narcan (Naloxone) in New Jersey

In recent years, the prevalence of opioid overdoses across the U.S. has gained national attention. Like many states, the New Jersey government has made a concerted effort to minimize the...

What Are the Effects of Taking Heroin with Cocaine?

The practice of mixing heroin and cocaine is often referred to by users as “speedballing” or “taking a speedball.” A speedball can be any combination of a prescription central nervous...

Why Does Heroin Cause Constipation, Weight Loss, Dry Mouth & Vomiting?

Heroin is an opiate drug that is classified by the United States Drug Agency as a Schedule I controlled substance, meaning that it has no recognized medicinal purposes, is not...

Comparing Heroin to Fentanyl-Laced Heroin

Heroin is a widely abused, potent opioid drug synthesized from morphine. In the 19th century, heroin was developed as a replacement for morphine, but doctors soon found that heroin itself...

Is Fentanyl Replacing Heroin ? Leading Cause of Overdose Death in NJ?

Opiate addiction has been the primary cause of drug overdose deaths across New Jersey for years now. First, it was painkiller use and abuse that was causing the issue, and...

What Are the Possible Health Risks of Long-Term Heroin Abuse?

Heroin is an addictive, Schedule I narcotic drug synthetized from the opium poppy. The drug was initially created in 1874 to be a safer, less addictive alternative to morphine; however,...

What Are the Phases of Heroin Withdrawal?

People who are hoping to stop using heroin often hesitate because they have experienced the beginning symptoms of withdrawal and become nervous, wondering if the whole process is as uncomfortable...

Comparing the Addictiveness of Suboxone and Subutex

Since 2000, the United States has suffered an opioid addiction epidemic. Although narcotic drugs like heroin and morphine have been problematic for many people for several decades, the development of...

What Is Methadone? What Are the Phases of Withdrawal?

What Is Methadone? Methadone is a synthetic narcotic with a long half-life, which is intended to ease people off opioid dependence if they suffer from opioid addiction. Beginning in 1964,...

Opium & Heroin : Effects, Overdose & Treatment

What is Opium? Opium is a plant-based, naturally occurring narcotic that is derived from the sap of unripe bulbs of the poppy plant. This plant has been used as a...

Is Hydromorphone a Viable Option for Heroin Addiction Treatment?

Heroin addiction is notoriously difficult to overcome, and a heavy focus in addiction treatment research is dedicated to finding new treatment options to help people stop using heroin safely and...

$24K Heroin Seized in NJ Drug Bust

An ongoing drug investigation taking place across Essex County recently yielded seven arrests, according to the Office of the County Prosecutor. Additionally, hollow-point ammunition, drugs (including just under 125 grams...

Heroin Packets Found in NJ Kindergartener’s Lunchbox

When a teacher in Trenton, New Jersey, noticed that one of her kindergarten students was playing with something from his lunchbox, she thought it was a candy wrapper and told...

How Is Heroin Made ?

What is Heroin? The illicit drug heroin comes from the opium poppy, a flower originally found in parts of Asia and now grown and processed in places like India, the...

Choosing Methadone or Suboxone in Treating Heroin Addiction

When it comes to heroin addiction recovery, therapy can work wonders. A trained therapist can help people with addictions to understand their cravings and work through trauma and underlying mental...

29 Heroin Packets Found in NJ Kindergartener’s Lunchbox

When a teacher in Trenton, New Jersey, noticed that one of her kindergarten students was playing with something from his lunchbox, she thought it was a candy wrapper and told...

The Best Steps to Kicking a Heroin Addiction

Heroin addictions can be effectively treated. In fact, thousands of families across the United States have banded together to reach out to the people they love and provide real help....

Addiction Among The Homeless Population

As of 2019, 567,715 people in the United States were sleeping on the streets, in emergency shelters, or in transitional housing, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...

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