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World’s Most Dangerous Drug? Carfentanil makes its case

You’ve heard of Morphine. It’s an opioid painkiller administered by health professionals worldwide every day. If you’ve ever been hurt badly enough to be hospitalized, there’s a good chance you were given Morphine for the pain. Morphine is actually listed as one of the two Read More »

 
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Heroin Overdose: A Picture of Abuse

I can describe a cactus. I can tell you about its thick, bulbous leaves, and how they’re covered in spines. I can explain how the cactus has dry, tannish spots on its leaves, and how tall the cactus is. I can literally read the dictionary Read More »

 
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Tara Bealer: College Professor. Community Activist. Heroin Dealer.

The story of a heroin dealer all too often ends with an overdose. In the case of 42-year-old Northampton Community College professor Tara Bealer, the story begins with an overdose. Last year, Tara Bealer was living a normal life with her daughter in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Read More »

 
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The American Opioid Epidemic

  Between 2000 and 2014, American rates of death from opioid overdose have tripled from three deaths per 100,000 people to nine per 100,000. That adds up to 28,647 deaths in 2014. While the number of heroin overdoses has made a rapid climb, the majority Read More »

 
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Recent Heroin Spike in New Jersey

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that the rate of heroin overdose deaths has nearly tripled since 2010. “Heroin use is increasing rapidly across all demographic groups,” said Thomas Friedan, the director of the CDC. “In just a decade, the landscape changed Read More »

 
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Heroin Addiction Rates are Soaring

Calling heroin addiction in America an epidemic does little justice.  The figures regarding its use, abuse, and overdose rates, both fatal and non-fatal, are bewildering.  Over the last 15 years, heroin addiction rose from being a sincere issue to being an overwhelming tragedy.  Five people Read More »

 
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How Heroin Effects Your Brain

Heroin effects your brain in more ways then one. When heroin enters your brain it takes over the brains ability to deliver pleasure from anything else. A region of the brain that controls pleasure is the ventral techmental area, or VTA. The VTA is located Read More »

 
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Quitting Heroin Cold Turkey

Heroin is a highly addictive street drug that claims the lives of thousands of men and women each year. After just one use, many individuals have found themselves drawn to its effects and going back for more. The stigmas of a heroin addict do not Read More »

 
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Overcoming Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction is a growing problem throughout the United States. It does not discriminate on who it consumes, affecting men and women of all walks of life. This highly addictive drug is ripping families apart, taking a once happy person and turning them into a Read More »

 
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Heroin Addiction Treatment

Heroin addiction is a growing epidemic in the United States. It typically affects young white males between the ages of 18 and 23 years old, however heroin does not discriminate and affects men and women of all ages, races and social backgrounds. Each year thousands Read More »

 
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