What is Addiction?
Addiction is an uncontrollable drive to do something. Drug addiction is an uncontrollable urge to consume a particular drug or combination of drugs, such as cocaine and heroin. The proper terminology for drug addiction is
Heroin is a pro-drug
What is so ironic, is that heroin is a “prodrug,” which means that heroin does not actually affect the brain. It is not that heroin cannot affect the brain as much as it does not. That's right, heroin does not get an
Tolerance to heroin
When you talk about tolerance to heroin, or most any drug for that matter, you're talking about a decline in the effects of the drug following repeated use. Consequently, more and more of the drug, in this case heroin, must be
What to expect
It's a nice thing to help a friend. It's also a good idea to know, ahead of time, what the heck you're getting into. So if you are planning on helping someone kick heroin, than you should know how to help.
First of all, yo
What is Testosterone?
Androgens are male sex hormones. Androgen production increases during puberty to help boys develop into sexually mature men, so young men can reproduce. The most important androgen is testosterone, which is produced in
Time to quit
Many heroin addicts make the decision to quit after an accumulation of consequences. There is often a catalyst event that jumpstarts the decision to quit. It may be a dramatic and/or emotional event such as an overdose, medical