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Heroin

Published October 1997. Revised November 2014.

Offers the latest scientific information on heroin use and its consequences as well as treatment options available for those struggling with heroin addiction. 

Heroin

Revised October 2014.

Offers basic facts about heroin, including how it is abused, its affect on the brain, other health effects, treatment options, and reported use by youth.

Opioids

Published January 1997. Revised September 2014.

Describes how opioids, such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine, affect the brain, the nervous system, and the limbic system, which controls emotions.

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