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How Long Do Opioids Stay in Your System?

Many people wondering how long opioids like heroin or oxycodone stay in their system are worried about taking drug tests. We’ll discuss why and when drug tests are used, what…

Nevada Overdose Deaths Spiked at the Start of the Pandemic

Nevada saw a 50% rise in drug overdoses in the second quarter of 2021, mostly from fentanyl and other opioid misuse. This prompted officials to declare a “red alert,” to…

Is Kratom the Cure for Heroin Addiction?

Could kratom, a synthetic drug sold on the street, be the “cure” for heroin addiction? Though it is unlikely, given that there is no cure for any kind of addiction,…

Heroin Use – and AIDS Epidemic – Spreading

Heroin use has been an increasing issue, not just in the United States but also around the world in the past few years. Abuse of the drug can very rapidly…

Should NV Bring in Fentanyl Test Kits for Heroin Users?

In the Bronx, one nonprofit needle exchange is taking the threat of overdose caused by fentanyl-laced heroin seriously. The drug that is 50-100 times more potent than morphine has been…

The Dangers and Side Effects of Snorting Heroin

Heroin is the fastest-acting opioid drug, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). It is illegal in America, meaning that it is considered to have a very high abuse and dependency potential and…

Family Sues NV Jail over Death of Inmate during Heroin Detox

A Nevada family devastated by their daughter’s July 2017 death while incarcerated has filed a wrongful death suit to address the missteps taken by correctional officers before their daughter passed….

What Happens When You Mix Cocaine with Heroin?

Cocaine and heroin are two of the most powerful and widely known illicit drugs around. These are often the drugs evoked during information or warning campaigns about illegal intoxicants due…

What Are the Long-term Dangers of Heroin Use?

Heroin is a remarkably powerful drug, capable of overpowering the brain with transforming chemical signals on the very first hit. As a result, this is a drug that can —…

What Is Heroin Made From? Main Ingredients & Heroin Cutting Agents

Heroin is made from the opium poppy, which is mostly grown in southern Asia. The process of making it involves several different types of chemicals and includes many steps. Afghanistan…

How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your System?

Heroin is a very addictive opioid drug and a chemical derivative of morphine. It is commonly injected, snorted, and smoked.1 Heroin is a relatively short-acting opioid, and the substance itself (i.e.,…

What Medications Can Reverse a Heroin Overdose?

Heroin addiction, abuse, and overdose are on the rise.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, heroin poisoning, overdose, and death has tripled in the United States from 2000 to 2013,…

What to Do during a Heroin Overdose?

The powerful and rapid-acting opioid drug heroin is usually found in powder form and may be snorted, injected, smoked, or swallowed. Heroin enters the bloodstream quickly and binds to opioid…

What Are Some Tips for Tapering Off Heroin

Heroin is an illegal opioid drug that may be smoked, sniffed, snorted, or injected. Of the people that use heroin, an estimated 23% develop an addiction to opioids, and, based…

What Are the Signs of Heroin Use and Abuse?

Heroin abuse is on the rise in the United States, with usage increasing across all demographics across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that twice as many…

Heroin Addiction: What You Need To Know

Heroin is considered the fastest-acting opioid drug. Derived from the opium poppy plant, Heroin is in the same category of drugs as narcotic painkillers like OxyContin, Vicodin, Hydrocodone, and Fentanyl….