The Invention of Heroin

  Why was heroin invented? At the time heroin was invented, the only effective medication for pain, diarrhea and coughing was morphine. Unfortunately, many people became addicted to morphine. In response, many chemists tried to create somethin

Heroin Tolerance

  Drug Tolerance Drug tolerance is "a decline in effects following repeated use." Consequently, more and more of a substance must be consumed, in order to achieve the same intensity of effect. Heroin tolerance is no different. Over time, mor

How Heroin Affects Pregnant Women

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

Facts About Heroin And Other Opiates

    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

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