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NIDA InfoFacts: Heroin   [open pdf - 346KB]

This National Institute on Drug Abuse InfoFacts fact sheets about Heroin discusses how heroin is abused, how it affects the brain, adverse affects on health, treatment options, how widespread is heroin abuse and data from a National Survey on Drub Use and Health (NSDUH). The following is taken from the fact sheet: "Heroin is a synthetic opiate drug that is highly addictive. It is made from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as 'black tar heroin.'"

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2008-07
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Public Domain
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): http://www.drugabuse.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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NIDA InfoFacts: Science-Based Facts on Drug Abuse and Addiction
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