heroin

What is Heroin?

Heroin is a powerful opioid made from morphine. People use it by injecting, smoking, or snorting it. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “Heroin enters the brain rapidly and binds to opioid receptors on cells located in many areas, especially those involved in feelings of pain and pleasure and in controlling heart…

Woman struggles with three affects of heroin abuse

3 Effects of Heroin Abuse

Heroin is among the most addictive drugs available. Most people abuse heroin for the euphoric effects it produces once it reaches the brain. Heroin abusers either smoke, snort, or inject the substance into their blood veins. Heroin abuse alters your brain’s chemistry, causing psychological dependence, health problems, relationship problems, and even suicidal thoughts. If you…