Heroin, also referred to as diamorphine among other titles, is an opioid many commonly employed as a recreational drug for its side effects. It’s used clinically in a number of states to ease pain or at opioid replacement treatment.

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Heroin Addiction: Statistics, Symptoms and Effects

Heroin Addiction and Recovery Many people find themselves addicted without ever having realized the path they were on. Often, people who abuse prescription opioids turn to heroin because of “its low cost and high availability.” (www.drugabuse.gov) Once heroin becomes the drug of choice, regular use occurs, and tolerance begins to build. Because heroin is typically…