Why You Should Never Mix Fentanyl and Alcohol

Why You Should Never Mix Fentanyl and Alcohol

Talk about making a bad situation worse. It’s widely known that mixing alcohol with any sort of medication – even harmless over-the-counter cough medications – can cause harmful adverse effects. When alcohol is mixed with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that...
What Does Heroin Feel Like & Other Common Questions

What Does Heroin Feel Like & Other Common Questions

Overview: What Is Heroin? Heroin is an opioid that goes by several street names such as big H, horse, and smack. It is a natural derivative of morphine and technically classified as an opiate. It’s use dates back thousands of years to some of the earliest known...
Where Does Heroin Come From?

Where Does Heroin Come From?

Heroin is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from morphine, which itself, is made from the Papaver somniferum or opium poppy. It was first created in the late 1800s, and the first instances of heroin abuse and addiction were recorded as early as the 1910s. From there, it...
A Guide for Children of Addicts

A Guide for Children of Addicts

Nobody is safe from the sting of addiction, not even those as innocent as children of addicted parents. There are a great many kids in the US, 18 million to be exact, that live in a household where substance use disorder exists. To put this number into perspective, 25...

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