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Published October 2015. Revised January 2018.
Explores the relationship between prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, including prescription opioid use as a risk factor for heroin use, reasons why people progress from using prescription opioids to heroin, and the need for prevention and treatment.
Revised June 2019.
A plain-language research summary about heroin, including basic facts such as methods of use, its effects on the brain, other health effects, and treatment options.
Published October 1997. Revised June 2018.
Offers the latest scientific information on heroin use and its consequences as well as treatment options available for those struggling with heroin addiction.
Published July 2018. Revised July 2018.
Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about opioids and their potential harmful effects.
Published May 2017. Revised June 2018.
Discusses effective medications used to treat opioid use disorders: methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
Revised February 2019.
Offers basic facts about the synthetic opioid Fentanyl including how it is abused, its effect on the brain, and other health effects.
Published June 2019.
Looks at the challenges with substance use disorders (SUDs) among people in the criminal justice system, and why treatment and follow up is important for inmates.
Published January 2019.
A plain language summary of naloxone, the different dosage forms, how they are used, and precautions to keep in mind when administering naloxone.
Published July 2017. Revised July 2017.
This brief fact sheet discusses the risks of untreated opioid use disorder during pregnancy, particularly neonatal abstinence syndrome, and provides evidence-based treatment options that have been shown to be safe and effective.