How Heroin Affects Pregnancy

Unborn Child The adult brain exists in a well-protected stable environment, which is due, in part, to a semi-permeable membrane that separates circulating blood from the brain. This membrane is referred to as the blood–brain-barrier (BBB). It he

Signs of Heroin Overdose

  Learn about heroin overdose Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50 years of age. Heroin overdose is a type of drug overdose that is classified as opioid poisoning. More than 80% of poisonings occur via the m

Not So Insignificant Facts About Heroin

    Opium Morphine and Heroin Opium comes from the sap of the papaver somniferum poppy plant. Morphine comes from opium. Heroin is derived from morphine.   Heroin often looks differently in different places. In gen

The Development of Heroin Tolerance

  Drug Tolerance When talking about drug tolerance, you're talking about "a decline in effects following repeated use." Consequently, more and more must be consumed, in order to achieve the same intensity of effect. Heroin tolerance is no di

Why Does Heroin Make Me Itch?

  What is itchiness? Itchiness is a subjective, irritating sensation arising from the superficial layers of skin that provokes an urge to scratch. Scratching is a reflex response to an itch. The command to start scratching comes directly from

Why Does Heroin Make You Nauseous?

Many people think that if you use heroin you just get high, but that's not the entire story. There are many unpleasant effects too, such as constipation, itching, nausea and vomiting. Getting sick after using heroin is such a common reaction, that