Heroin Side Effects

Heroin is an opioid made from morphine, a natural substance found in the seed pod of opium poppy plants grown in Southeast and Southwest Asia, Mexico, and Colombia. Opioids interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain. Often these substances are taken for the euphoric effects that they produce. Opioids are […]

Heroin Identification

If you have never used heroin before, you may be unfamiliar with what it looks like. However, if you suspect that someone you love has started to use heroin or another substance, knowing what heroin looks like might be helpful knowledge. Heroin comes in a few distinct forms that can be readily identified. Identifying Heroin […]

What is a Heroin Overdose?

No one wants to imagine themselves or someone they love overdosing on heroin or any other substance. However, if you or someone you love is using heroin regularly, you should be aware of the reality that overdose is a possibility. According to the CDC, in 2018 there were nearly 47,000 opioid deaths, the classification of […]

Heroin Withdrawals

If you are the parent or loved one of someone struggling with heroin addiction, you are well aware of the worry and often sheer panic that can take over your mind and body quickly. Where are they? What are they doing? Who are they with? And most importantly, are they OK? Will they be OK? […]

Signs of Heroin Addiction

When we hear about heroin or “the opioid crisis” on the news, it often seems distant and impersonal instead of happening nearby, close to home. For the family of a loved one that is living with heroin addiction here in Norfolk County, the topic of heroin addiction is very personal. A son, daughter, aunt, uncle, […]