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Heroin Narcotics - Do It Now Foundation

12/19/2014
06:16 | Author: Emily Peterson

Is heroin a narcotic
Heroin Narcotics - Do It Now Foundation

Although the term "narcotics" is sometimes used inaccuray to describe all drugs (or, at least, all illegal drugs), narcotics are actually a small family of drugs.

There are two basic types of narcotics: opiates, which are derived from the opium poppy (e.g. morphine, codeine, and heroin), and synthetics, including such drugs as methadone, Dilaudid, Demerol, Darvon, and Percodan.

Dangers tied to street narcotics are well known, although many people forget that prescription drugs can cause the same problems:

Although the term "narcotics" is sometimes used inaccuray to describe all drugs (or, at least, all illegal drugs), narcotics are actually a small family of drugs hanging by a common thread: they relieve pain.

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What You Need to Know About Drugs Heroin - KidsHealth

10/18/2014
04:28 | Author: Alex Watson

Is heroin a narcotic
What You Need to Know About Drugs Heroin - KidsHealth

Heroin belongs to a group of pain-relieving drugs called narcotics. Although certain narcotics such as codeine and morphine are legal if prescribed (given) by.

Heroin is a very addictive drug and many people find it extremely difficult to stop using it — even after using heroin for just the first or second time. Heroin users constantly crave their next dose.

Note: All information on KidsHealth is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

If you take an overdose of heroin, it can stop your breathing and kill you.

Often, heroin addicts will share needles, which can lead to infection with dangerous germs like hepatitis B or C or HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Many people who are addicted to heroin inject the drug into a vein using needles. They may inject the drug several times a day. Over time, the needle marks, sometimes called tracks, can become permanent scars.

Heroin belongs to a group of pain-relieving drugs called narcotics. Although certain narcotics such as codeine and morphine are legal if prescribed (given) by doctors to treat pain, such as when someone has surgery or breaks a bone, heroin is an illegal narcotic because it is has dangerous side effects and is very addictive.

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Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD Date reviewed: January 2014.

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If heroin addicts suddenly try to stop using the drug or are unable to get another dose, they often develop withdrawal symptoms, like feelings of panic, sleeplessness, bad chills and sweats, muscle pain, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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Heroin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

8/17/2014
02:08 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

Is heroin a narcotic
Heroin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Heroin /hɛroʊɪn/ (diacetylmorphine or morphine diacetate, also known as is controlled under Schedules I and IV of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

Under the chemical name diamorphine, diacetylmorphine is prescribed as a strong analgesic in the United Kingdom, where it is given via subcutaneous, intramuscular, intrathecal or intravenous route. Its use includes treatment for acute pain, such as in severe physical trauma, myocardial infarction, post- surgical pain, and chronic pain, including end-stage cancer and other terminal illnesses. In other countries it is more common to use morphine or other strong opioids in these situations.

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Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs - Heroin Fact

6/16/2014
12:24 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

Is heroin a narcotic
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs - Heroin Fact

Heroin Fact Sheet Heroin is a narcotic drug, is white in its pure form, but street varieties may be off-white to dark brown. Heroin is typically injected, but may also.

Street names include: a piece, hard stuff, smack, junk, black tar, and doojee.

This drug has become more popular in the 1990's. More of it is being smuggled into the U.S. so the price is considerable lower now than in the past. Plus, many cocaine users are switching to heroin because of its cost. Some addicts are taking cocaine and heroin together ("speedballing") which has resulted in many deaths (Actor's John Belushi and River Phoenix, i.e.). The most common forms of heroin in the U.S. are coming from Asia and Mexico.

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Heroin - definition of heroin by The Free Dictionary

4/15/2014
02:20 | Author: Alex Watson

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Heroin - definition of heroin by The Free Dictionary

A white, odorless, bitter crystalline compound, C17H17NO(C2H3O2)2, that is derived from morphine and is a highly addictive narcotic. Also called.

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