• by heroin addicts. (erowid.org)
  • In fact, more than a dozen safe injection sites are now operating in the city, as well as a couple of programs that involve providing pharmaceutical grade heroin or other opioids to hard-core addicts who have proven unamenable to traditional forms of treatment. (stopthedrugwar.org)
  • That said, It seems like drug addicts, and specifically heroin addicts, are usually portrayed as sickly, skinny people. (halfbakery.com)
  • More recently, heroin has taken root here after authorities cracked down on unscrupulous doctors who were overprescribing pain meds, sending addicts searching elsewhere for a similar high. (theatlantic.com)
  • Numerous heroin addicts and dealers said in interviews that the drug was usually purchased in bulk elsewhere in New York City or in New Jersey, then resold on Staten Island. (nytimes.com)
  • This drug was also considered by Eastern Bloc addicts to be one of last resort when refined heroin, morphine, or other similar drugs were unavailable, as was often the case during the 1950s through the end of the Soviet era. (wikipedia.org)
  • Heroin Anonymous (HA) is a non-profit group founded in Phoenix, AZ in 2004 to help heroin addicts achieve and maintain sobriety. (wikipedia.org)
  • Modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous, HA is a fellowship of heroin addicts who meet regularly to help each other practice complete abstinence from all drugs and alcohol. (wikipedia.org)
  • Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as 'black tar heroin. (thebody.com)
  • Black tar heroin is a free base form of heroin that is sticky like tar or hard like coal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Despite its name, black tar heroin can also be dark orange or dark brown in appearance. (wikipedia.org)
  • Black tar heroin is impure morphine diacetate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Black tar heroin is often produced in Latin America , and is most commonly found in the western and southern parts of the United States, while also being occasionally found in Western Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • The price per kilogram of black tar heroin has increased from one-tenth that of South American powder heroin in the mid-1990s to between one-half and three-quarters in 2003 due to increased distributional acumen combined with increased demand in black tar's traditional realm of distribution. (wikipedia.org)
  • People who intravenously inject black tar heroin are at higher risk of venous sclerosis than those injecting powder heroin. (wikipedia.org)
  • At least one study has drawn attention to lower rates of HIV infection amongst drug injectors in which black tar heroin is the major form of street-available heroin, suggesting that this may be due to the need to heat black tar heroin to dissolve it (which also inactivates any HIV present in the solution). (wikipedia.org)
  • However, black tar heroin injectors can be at increased risk of life-threatening bacterial infections, in particular necrotizing soft tissue infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • The black tar heroin is put into some sort of blender and mixed in with lactose. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the late 1990s, two years of my life as a heroin addict were chronicled in the HBO film Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street . (healthline.com)
  • Researchers at UC-San Francisco have found that the rapidity with which black tar heroin destroys veins, along with its gummier consistency, may put people who inject it at a lower risk of HIV infection because they may be forced to inject subcutaneously (rather than into veins), and needles must be thoroughly rinsed free of 'black tar' between injections if new sterilized ones are not available. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1 One hundred and twenty seven patients were randomised to six months of supervised injectable heroin, supervised injectable methadone, or optimised oral methadone. (bmj.com)
  • The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia is a 1972 non-fiction book on heroin trafficking in Southeast Asia and the CIA complicity and aid to the Southeast Asian opium/heroin trade. (wikipedia.org)
  • Politics of Heroin documents CIA complicity and aid to the Southeast Asian opium/heroin trade. (wikipedia.org)
  • McCoy wrote Politics of Heroin while seeking a PhD in Southeast Asian history at Yale University. (wikipedia.org)
  • The third and expanded edition was published in 2003, more pointedly entitled The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade (ISBN 1-55652-483-8). (wikipedia.org)
  • In the past few years, heroin tainted with fentanyl has been implicated in deaths. (poison.org)
  • The fentanyl found in tainted heroin was determined to have been produced in illicit labs. (poison.org)
  • Faced with Fentanyl, Is It Time for Heroin Buyers' Clubs? (stopthedrugwar.org)
  • Vancouver has been on the cutting edge of progressive drug policy reforms for the past 20 years, and now, faced with the fentanyl crisis, some researchers are proposing a radical next step: heroin buyers' clubs. (stopthedrugwar.org)
  • In a report published last week, the B.C. Center on Substance Use, which has strong ties to the provincial government, called for the clubs as part of a broader plan for 'legally regulated heroin sales in B.C.' to protect users from fentanyl-adulterated heroin and cut the profits of organized crime. (stopthedrugwar.org)
  • Science has taught us that when medication treatment is integrated with other supportive services, patients are often able to stop using heroin (or other opiates) and return to stable and productive lives. (thebody.com)
  • Unspecified opiates-which could include heroin-were involved in an additional 4 percent of drug-related visits. (urbandictionary.com)
  • The Associated Press on the arrival of "deadly, ultra-pure heroin. (erowid.org)
  • It can be mixed with heroin with deadly results. (nhpr.org)
  • According to the New York Times article on 7/18, Heroin in New England, More Abundant and Deadly , heroin use is increasing rapidly in the small towns of New England states such as Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. (prweb.com)
  • As posted in the article, Heroin in New England, More Abundant and Deadly , experts say there has been a steady increase in the availability of the crystalline powder and deaths attributed to its use. (prweb.com)
  • It will effectively mean a diplomatic immunity to inject heroin in a safe, secure, passionate environment," he said. (yahoo.com)
  • In order to drive up profit margins, the pure heroin is diluted, or "cut", many times through the distribution chain. (poison.org)
  • Pure heroin is a white powder that tastes really bad, but you probably won't see it very often on the street, at school or anywhere. (urbandictionary.com)
  • Both the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Transnational Institute have released documents advocating harm-reduction strategies, though only the latter mentions heroin-assisted therapy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Behavioral interventions such as, cognitive-behavioral therapy have been shown to be effective for ceasing heroin use and preventing relapse. (stopaddiction.com)
  • Although heroin withdrawal is considered less dangerous than alcohol or barbiturate withdrawal, sudden withdrawal by heavily dependent users who are in poor health is occasionally fatal. (thebody.com)
  • People addicted to heroin, alcohol and other drugs of abuse often fail to stay clean because they won't go to or won't stay in treatment. (news-medical.net)
  • The panel concluded that heroin, crack, and meth were the most harmful drugs to individuals, but alcohol, heroin, and crack were the most harmful to others. (newser.com)
  • Alcohol is more dangerous for humans than crack or heroin? (newser.com)
  • Heroin abuse during pregnancy, together with related factors like poor nutrition and inadequate prenatal care, has been associated with adverse consequences including low birthweight, an important risk factor for later developmental delay. (thebody.com)
  • Toxic leukoencephalopathy is an important complication of heroin abuse and has mostly been described after inhaling heroin vapor, known as "chasing the dragon syndrome" or heroin inhalation leukoencephalopathy (HIL). (scirp.org)
  • MRI of the brain demonstrated bilateral supratentorial lesions without involvement of the brainstem and cerebellum, in contrast to the infratentorial lesions documented in heroin inhalation leukoencephalopathy. (scirp.org)
  • Over time, heroin users have suffered countless toxic effects from contaminants and countless infectious diseases from unsanitary injections, ranging from skin infections to hepatitis to HIV/AIDS. (poison.org)
  • We present a 51 year-old male patient with toxic leukoencephalopathy following intranasal administration of heroin. (scirp.org)
  • The absence of evidence for any other underlying cause, the remarkable temporal relation of the onset of symptoms four weeks after the intoxication with heroin and the MRI-images of the brain led to the clinical diagnosis of toxic leukoencephalopathy. (scirp.org)
  • There were two populations: people largely in big port cities who were using heroin. (biztimes.com)
  • In the early 1900's when heroin became illegal reports from NIDA says that there were over 200,000 people in the U.S. addicted to heroin. (stopaddiction.com)
  • Could people home-brew heroin? (cnn.com)
  • Thousands of people are involved, yet-despite the massive resources at our disposal-heroin keeps flowing at record levels. (americanfreepress.net)
  • In our nation's New England states, heroin use is rising at a very high rate. (prweb.com)
  • While the CIA ran its operations during the Vietnam War, the Golden Triangle supplied the world with most of its heroin. (americanfreepress.net)
  • Bill Whitaker: Was it an easy transition from the pain pills to heroin? (cbsnews.com)