Strong dependence, both physiological and emotional, upon heroin.
Agents that induce NARCOSIS. Narcotics include agents that cause somnolence or induced sleep (STUPOR); natural or synthetic derivatives of OPIUM or MORPHINE or any substance that has such effects. They are potent inducers of ANALGESIA and OPIOID-RELATED DISORDERS.
Analogs or derivatives of morphine.
A synthetic opioid that is used as the hydrochloride. It is an opioid analgesic that is primarily a mu-opioid agonist. It has actions and uses similar to those of MORPHINE. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1082-3)
Administration of a drug or chemical by the individual under the direction of a physician. It includes administration clinically or experimentally, by human or animal.
A derivative of the opioid alkaloid THEBAINE that is a more potent and longer lasting analgesic than MORPHINE. It appears to act as a partial agonist at mu and kappa opioid receptors and as an antagonist at delta receptors. The lack of delta-agonist activity has been suggested to account for the observation that buprenorphine tolerance may not develop with chronic use.
Accidental or deliberate use of a medication or street drug in excess of normal dosage.
An opioid analgesic related to MORPHINE but with less potent analgesic properties and mild sedative effects. It also acts centrally to suppress cough.
Drugs obtained and often manufactured illegally for the subjective effects they are said to produce. They are often distributed in urban areas, but are also available in suburban and rural areas, and tend to be grossly impure and may cause unexpected toxicity.
Disorders related or resulting from use of cocaine.
Abuse, overuse, or misuse of a substance by its injection into a vein.
The observable, measurable, and often pathological activity of an organism that portrays its inability to overcome a habit resulting in an insatiable craving for a substance or for performing certain acts. The addictive behavior includes the emotional and physical overdependence on the object of habit in increasing amount or frequency.
Disorders related or resulting from abuse or mis-use of opioids.
Detection of drugs that have been abused, overused, or misused, including legal and illegal drugs. Urine screening is the usual method of detection.
Physiological and psychological symptoms associated with withdrawal from the use of a drug after prolonged administration or habituation. The concept includes withdrawal from smoking or drinking, as well as withdrawal from an administered drug.
Control of drug and narcotic use by international agreement, or by institutional systems for handling prescribed drugs. This includes regulations concerned with the manufacturing, dispensing, approval (DRUG APPROVAL), and marketing of drugs.
A specific opiate antagonist that has no agonist activity. It is a competitive antagonist at mu, delta, and kappa opioid receptors.
Medical treatment for opioid dependence using a substitute opiate such as METHADONE or BUPRENORPHINE.
The principal alkaloid in opium and the prototype opiate analgesic and narcotic. Morphine has widespread effects in the central nervous system and on smooth muscle.
Derivative of noroxymorphone that is the N-cyclopropylmethyl congener of NALOXONE. It is a narcotic antagonist that is effective orally, longer lasting and more potent than naloxone, and has been proposed for the treatment of heroin addiction. The FDA has approved naltrexone for the treatment of alcohol dependence.
An alkaloid ester extracted from the leaves of plants including coca. It is a local anesthetic and vasoconstrictor and is clinically used for that purpose, particularly in the eye, ear, nose, and throat. It also has powerful central nervous system effects similar to the amphetamines and is a drug of abuse. Cocaine, like amphetamines, acts by multiple mechanisms on brain catecholaminergic neurons; the mechanism of its reinforcing effects is thought to involve inhibition of dopamine uptake.
Disorders related to substance abuse.
A class of opioid receptors recognized by its pharmacological profile. Mu opioid receptors bind, in decreasing order of affinity, endorphins, dynorphins, met-enkephalin, and leu-enkephalin. They have also been shown to be molecular receptors for morphine.
People who take drugs for a non-therapeutic or non-medical effect. The drugs may be legal or illegal, but their use often results in adverse medical, legal, or social consequences for the users.
Compounds with activity like OPIATE ALKALOIDS, acting at OPIOID RECEPTORS. Properties include induction of ANALGESIA or NARCOSIS.
Learning situations in which the sequence responses of the subject are instrumental in producing reinforcement. When the correct response occurs, which involves the selection from among a repertoire of responses, the subject is immediately reinforced.
A violation of the criminal law, i.e., a breach of the conduct code specifically sanctioned by the state, which through its administrative agencies prosecutes offenders and imposes and administers punishments. The concept includes unacceptable actions whether prosecuted or going unpunished.
Collection of pleomorphic cells in the caudal part of the anterior horn of the LATERAL VENTRICLE, in the region of the OLFACTORY TUBERCLE, lying between the head of the CAUDATE NUCLEUS and the ANTERIOR PERFORATED SUBSTANCE. It is part of the so-called VENTRAL STRIATUM, a composite structure considered part of the BASAL GANGLIA.
The strengthening of a conditioned response.
Health facilities providing therapy and/or rehabilitation for substance-dependent individuals. Methadone distribution centers are included.
A microanalytical technique combining mass spectrometry and gas chromatography for the qualitative as well as quantitative determinations of compounds.
Organized efforts to insure obedience to the laws of a community.
A schedule prescribing when the subject is to be reinforced or rewarded in terms of temporal interval in psychological experiments. The schedule may be continuous or intermittent.
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
The observable response an animal makes to any situation.
The procedure of presenting the conditioned stimulus without REINFORCEMENT to an organism previously conditioned. It refers also to the diminution of a conditioned response resulting from this procedure.
The presence of organisms, or any foreign material that makes a drug preparation impure.
Time period from 2001 through 2100 of the common era.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
The units based on political theory and chosen by countries under which their governmental power is organized and administered to their citizens.
The purified, alkaloidal, extra-potent form of cocaine. It is smoked (free-based), injected intravenously, and orally ingested. Use of crack results in alterations in function of the cardiovascular system, the autonomic nervous system, the central nervous system, and the gastrointestinal system. The slang term "crack" was derived from the crackling sound made upon igniting of this form of cocaine for smoking.
An outbred strain of rats developed in 1915 by crossing several Wistar Institute white females with a wild gray male. Inbred strains have been derived from this original outbred strain, including Long-Evans cinnamon rats (RATS, INBRED LEC) and Otsuka-Long-Evans-Tokushima Fatty rats (RATS, INBRED OLETF), which are models for Wilson's disease and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, respectively.
The circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age, as well as the systems put in place to deal with illness. These circumstances are in turn shaped by a wider set of forces: economics, social policies, and politics (http://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/).
Signals for an action; that specific portion of a perceptual field or pattern of stimuli to which a subject has learned to respond.
Injections made into a vein for therapeutic or experimental purposes.
Usage of a single needle among two or more people for injecting drugs. Needle sharing is a high-risk behavior for contracting infectious disease.
A thioxanthene neuroleptic that, unlike CHLORPROMAZINE, is claimed to have CNS-activating properties. It is used in the treatment of psychoses although not in excited or manic patients. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p595)
The aperture in the iris through which light passes.
A barbiturate that is used as a sedative. Secobarbital is reported to have no anti-anxiety activity.
Undertaking a task involving a challenge for achievement or a desirable goal in which there is a lack of certainty or a fear of failure. It may also include the exhibiting of certain behaviors whose outcomes may present a risk to the individual or to those associated with him or her.
Activities performed to obtain licit or illicit substances.
The fluid excreted by the SWEAT GLANDS. It consists of water containing sodium chloride, phosphate, urea, ammonia, and other waste products.
A class of opioid receptors recognized by its pharmacological profile. Delta opioid receptors bind endorphins and enkephalins with approximately equal affinity and have less affinity for dynorphins.
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... heroin use in Multnomah County rose 600% during that decade. According to police, in 2008, heroin became more plentiful in ... In 2007, 115 heroin overdoses resulted in death, up 29% from 2006. In 2012 heroin was responsible for 147 deaths, and the ... In Oregon, black tar heroin comes from Mexico up the Interstate 5 corridor. In 2007, 19 pounds of heroin were seized by federal ... Yim, Su-Jin (June 22, 2008). "Oregon fears heroin is tempting more kids". The Oregonian. Retrieved January 19, 2009. "Heroin in ...
... he had been battling heroin addiction for over a decade. A posthumous album he was working on at the time of his death, ...
It was one of the biggest heroin busts of the decade. In his second year of incarceration, days before his trial date, Charlie ... of heroin, Kalashnikov rifles, and Magnum pistols. Since the heroin was found in Charlie's apartment, which he shared with his ... He was arrested in the 1990s for possession and trafficking of heroin, and was sent to prison. In his car, according to the ...
By 2000, DeVille had cured his two-decades-long addiction to heroin. He relocated to Cerrillos Hills, New Mexico, where he ... DeVille was decades ahead of his time." For a complete discography of Willy DeVille recordings, see Willy DeVille discography. ... Retrieved September 3, 2008) DeVille's addiction to heroin began in the mid-1970s and lasted until the mid-1990s. In a 1996 ... Did Heroin kill her?") digiom (blogsite). Retrieved August 17, 2009. Halberstadt, Alex (2007) Lonely Avenue: The Unlikely Life ...
Thompson, Melissa (11 November 2014). "Band Aid star spent decades battling heroin and poverty after recording track". Mirror. ... In a November 2014 interview with the Daily Mirror, he said that he was a heroin addict from the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s. ... He then dropped out of the public eye for the next decade, abandoning his music career. Robinson first reappeared in 1999 when ... On 20 August 1986, at Marylebone Magistrates Court in London, a magistrate dismissed a heroin charge against Robinson because ...
A decade later, in 2007, she died from an accidental heroin overdose. She was just 26. "The Cast of 'Now and Then,' Then and ... Cause of Death: An accidental heroin overdose. "10 Secrets You Never Knew About the "Now and Then" Cast". Redbook. October 20, ... Ashleigh died in 2007-at the age of 26-allegedly from an accidental heroin overdose. Cohen, Anne (October 2, 2020). "You Knew ... On December 10, 2007, Moore died in British Columbia, Canada from an accidental heroin overdose. Lentz III, Harris M. (2007). ...
Throughout the final decade of his life, Bruce was beset by severe drug addiction. He would use heroin, methamphetamine and ... His parents divorced before he turned 10, and he lived with various relatives over the next decade. His British-born father, ...
"Heroin and cocaine now legal in Mexico - in small doses , Americas , News , The Independent". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 2016 ... Housego, Kim (2004-04-05). "As addiction rises, Colombia weighs rolling back decade-old drug legalization". The San Diego Union ... Murphy, Jarrett (2004-04-05). "Colombia sinks in sea of legal cocaine, heroin". CBS News. Retrieved 2009-08-09. "Cocaine ...
"Heroin-assisted Treatment (HAT) a Decade Later: A Brief Update on Science and Politics". J Urban Health. 84 (4): 552-62. doi: ... Together with the proximity of the ports of Antwerp and especially Rotterdam where heroin and cocaine enter the European ... Soft drugs include hash, marijuana, sleeping pills and sedatives, while hard drugs include heroin, cocaine, amphetamine, LSD ... While the legalization of cannabis remains controversial, the introduction of heroin-assisted treatment in 1998 has been lauded ...
July 2007). "Heroin-assisted treatment (HAT) a decade later: a brief update on science and politics". J Urban Health. 84 (4): ... For example, heroin is regulated almost everywhere; substances such as qat, codeine are regulated in some places, but not ... It was also one of the first countries to introduce heroin-assisted treatment and safe injection sites. From 2008, a number of ... In 2008 a popular initiative by the right wing Swiss People's Party aimed at ending the heroin program was rejected by more ...
The New York chapter was known for their annual marches for decades in New York City to legalize marijuana; NYC Yippie Dana ... Beal also continued to crusade for the use of Ibogaine to treat heroin addicts. Another Yippie, A.J. Weberman, continued the ... Throughout this decade, NYC Yippies frequently joined in local anti-gentrification protests over the continuing transformation ... "Dana Beal Wants To Cure Heroin Addiction With Ibogaine". Medium. Orange Beef Press. Retrieved July 6, 2016. Fowlie, Chris. " ...
"The '70s are portrayed as a lost decade, where heroin floods the streets of Harlem. Vietnam veterans return home as addicts. ... The film also includes a scene in the 1974 section that depicts a young woman explaining her fight with heroin addiction and ... but the editing and release of the film did not take place for more than 3 decades after the era when it was discovered by ... heavily on the detrimental effects of the War on Drugs in African-American communities including its contribution to the heroin ...
His career at the Inquirer in Philadelphia, PA spans more than three decades (1983-2014). Tarver currently serves as Visiting ... In 1992, Tarver photographed the heroin epidemic that ravaged communities in Northeast Philadelphia in a series titled The ... Tarver has documented issues ranging from heroin addiction to Black cowboys to African American veterans. Tarver's photoseries ...
His cocaine addiction increased by the 1980s, and he began freebasing by the end of the decade. When he smoked crack cocaine in ... first with marijuana and heroin. He began using cocaine in the late 1960s. ...
In 1970 two actors who had been in productions of the play died from heroin overdoses. During the 1950s she also worked with ... in Toward the Second Decade: The Impact of the Women's Movement on American Institutions, ed. Betty Justice and Renate Pore, ... "2d Actor Involved In the Play, 'Dope,' Is Killed by Heroin", The New York Times, May 6, 1970. "Actor dies of strong 'junk' dose ... it continued to be widely performed for two decades. ...
He had a decades-long criminal history, an obsession with firearms, and was a loner with few friends. Despite being caught ... He believed his girlfriend was stealing his illegal drugs; he was addicted to opiate pain medication and heroin for years due ...
"Fatal Heroin Intoxication in Body Packers in Northern Thailand during the Last Decade: Two Case Reports". Journal of the ... With regard to traffic from South America to the US, the US Drug Enforcement Administration reports: "Unlike cocaine, heroin is ... Hashish appears denser than stool, cocaine is approximately the same density as stool, while heroin looks like air. An ... Swallowing has been used for the transportation of heroin, cocaine, and MDMA/Ecstasy. A swallower typically fills tiny balloons ...
The main drugs involved are heroin, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine. In the last few decades, various countries in East ... In the late 1990s, brown sugar heroin was replaced in the global drug trade by a new type of heroin. White crest heroin, also ... In particular, Afghanistan accounts for two-thirds of the production of heroin globally. Heroin from Afghanistan that is headed ... The most popular exports are heroin, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Since 2006, heroin usage in Africa has increased ...
Casso claimed to have sold large amounts of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana to Gravano over two decades. Once again, no one was ... and began a partnership that would last for two decades. They committed scores of crimes, including drug trafficking, burglary ...
Three years after Morrison's death, Courson also died, of a heroin overdose, at the age of 27. For decades there have been a ... Wm Moyer, Justin (August 6, 2014). "After four decades, Marianne Faithfull says she knows who killed Jim Morrison". Washington ... Bozo Dionysus a Decade Later" in Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, John Morthland, ed. Anchor ... that his death was due to an accidental heroin overdose. His death came two years to the day after the death of Rolling Stones ...
Though he stayed off heroin for the last two decades of his life, Morgan took methadone daily. Fresh out of prison in April, ... Morgan had started taking heroin at 17, subsequently became addicted, and spent much of his adult life in and out of prison. ...
Though now two decades clean from heroin, he is on the verge of divorce and imminent redundancy. On the brink of a mid-life ... Spud is afraid he will spend it on heroin again, so she offers to give his share to Gail and Fergus. He helps transfer the ... Daniel "Spud" Murphy has returned to a cycle of heroin addiction after separating from his wife, Gail, and losing access to his ...
In 1963 Waldron had a major breakdown caused by a heroin overdose. He recounted in 1998 that a lot of musicians in the 1950s ... He also wrote scores for modern ballet in the 1950s and started writing film scores in the following decade. His writing for ...
"Fatal Heroin Intoxication in Body Packers in Northern Thailand during the Last Decade: Two Case Reports". J Med Assoc Thai. 89 ... Swallowing has been used for the transportation of heroin,[1][4][5] cocaine,[6] and MDMA/Ecstasy.[7] A swallower typically ... Hashish appears denser than stool, cocaine is approximately the same density as stool, while heroin looks like air.[11] ... With regard to traffic from South America to the US, the US Drug Enforcement Administration reports: "Unlike cocaine, heroin is ...
Feneley, Rick (24 October 2014). "Steve Kilbey, at 60, on The Church, his heroin decade, the band wars and their 'best album ... nearly four decades after he set forth his ethics of reverence for life. Whitney, Christine (17 October 2014). "My List: Jeremy ...
In previous decades, Mexico served as the route of entrance for the cocaine arriving to the United States from Colombia. With ... Exports of Mexican opium, heroin, and marijuana for US consumption steadily increased as a result of Prohibition. The black ... Mexico supplying the United States with heroin and morphine during World War II, it became a producer. The alliance between ... market grew quickly, with millions of Americans requiring a huge supply of alcohol, heroin, marijuana and cocaine. The initial ...
He was discovered by his mother, who was not aware of his dependence on heroin. She contacted his wife Caroline, who knew about ... These were his earliest recordings and had been presumed lost for decades.[22] ... Following Thin Lizzy, Lynott increasingly suffered drug-related problems, particularly an addiction to heroin. He had a final ... He had started to use heroin by this stage in his career, and it affected the band's shows in Japan when he was unable to ...
Many social problems associated with poverty from crime to drug addiction have been prevalent in the area for decades. Despite ... the decline of crime compared to their peaks during the crack and heroin epidemics, violent crime continues to be widespread in ... in 1898 after a decade-long controversy with debates, campaigns and publicity, the community was merged into New York City as a ...
In the two decades following the break-up of Spacemen 3, a large amount of previously unreleased recordings has been released, ... Revolution or Heroin (Fierce) 1995 [Live bootleg - University of London Union gig, c. 1988] ... and going on to have greater success towards the end of the decade.[2][3] However, they disbanded shortly afterwards, releasing ... and Revolution or Heroin, a bootleg of performances from the band's 1988 gig at the University of London Students Union. The ...
3 heroin", including sugar, quinine, barbital and caffeine, some of which "can cause serious side effects."[41] Dr. Hirsch, the ... has been known for a decade, but failure of Chinese regulatory agencies to cooperate has prevented improvement.[10] On May 6, ... Drug dealers selling heroin to users who inject dilute the drug with different products from dealers selling to users who smoke ... "there is no way of knowing just what a heroin dealer has slipped into the packets." In some cases, if a dealer does not take ...
... "stands alongside Nevermind and Superunknown as one of the decade's finest (and most influential) rock albums."[1] Chicago ... drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was undergoing an increasingly severe addiction to heroin, guitarist James Iha and bassist D'arcy ...
... heroin concert at the Moonlight Club in London, Brown having sent the demo with an accompanying letter stating "I'm surrounded ... In 2016 they released their first new material in two decades.. Contents. ...
Drug overdose (heroin). Bass guitarist for Hole and Janitor Joe. 7003988300000000000♠27 years, 21 days. [31][32][21][34][22]. ... about two and a half decades later, that the idea of a "27 Club" began to catch on in public perception.[11] ... Drug overdose (heroin). The Mars Volta and De Facto sound manipulator. 7003988100000000000♠27 years, 20 days. [31][32][21]. ... Drug overdose (heroin). Former bassist of Uriah Heep and the Keef Hartley Band. 7004100680000000000♠27 years, 207 days. [31][32 ...
It was a way of life,' Joe Hill acknowledged in court documents, 'Nembutal, Seconal, Percodan, Heroin, cocaine, Methedrine. Is ... and the issue figured prominently in news coverage for almost a decade. The Kern County case was followed by cases elsewhere in ...
"A turbulent decade for NSAIDs: update on current concepts of classification, epidemiology, comparative efficacy, and toxicity" ... Diamorphine (heroin). *Dihydrocodeine (+paracetamol). *Dihydromorphine. *Ethylmorphine. *Hydrocodone (+paracetamol, +ibuprofen ...
Decade of Decadence • Greatest Hits (1998) • Supersonic and Demonic Relics • The Millennium Collection: The Best of Mötley Crüe ... The Heroin Diares Soundtrack - 2007. *EP X-Mas in Hell - 2008. *EP Live Is Beautiful - 2008 ... Feelgood, the Videos • Mötley Crüe: Decade of Decadance '81-'91 • Behind the Music: Mötley Crüe • Lewd, Crüed & Tattooed • ...
The spores can also be found on skin surfaces and in contaminated heroin.[1] Heroin users, particularly those that inject the ... Brauner JS, Vieira SR, Bleck TP (July 2002). "Changes in severe accidental tetanus mortality in the ICU during two decades in ...
It is only in the last few decades that NIRS began to be used as a medical tool for monitoring patients. ... "Abnormal resting-state functional connectivity in the orbitofrontal cortex of heroin users and its relationship with anxiety: ...
The discrepancy was attributed to "decades of racial prejudice in the criminal justice system".[46] ... and set alongside far more dangerous drugs like heroin and morphine.. ...
However, several of the new COX-2 inhibitors, such as rofecoxib (Vioxx), have been withdrawn in the last decade, after evidence ... Diamorphine (heroin). *Dihydrocodeine (+paracetamol). *Dihydromorphine. *Ethylmorphine. *Hydrocodone (+paracetamol, +ibuprofen ... Aspirin sales revived considerably in the last decades of the twentieth century, and remain strong in the twenty-first with ...
DeRogatis J (2003). Turn On Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock. Milwaukie, Michigan: Hal Leonard. pp. 8-9. ISBN ... Marijuana, along with cocaine, opium, heroin, and other drugs were also decriminalized; their possession is not considered a ... DeRogatis J (2003). Turn On Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock. Milwaukie: Hal Leonard. p. 230. ISBN 0-634-05548 ... as cocaine is as synthesised as heroin, and both are produced as extracts from plants. The law establishes very low amount ...
For two decades following its discovery LSD was marketed by Sandoz as an important drug for psychological and neurological ...
... is used for the detection of many therapeutic drugs and recreational drugs, including cocaine, heroin, ... "FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 22, 2015 ...
Vicious' chaotic relationship with girlfriend Nancy Spungen, and his worsening heroin addiction, caused a great deal of ... many decades in advance of it becoming a public scandal. Lydon stated: "I'd like to kill Jimmy Savile; I think he's a hypocrite ... A prominent figure in British popular culture for four decades, Q Magazine remarked that "somehow he's assumed the status of ...
"Fatal Heroin Intoxication in Body Packers in Northern Thailand during the Last Decade: Two Case Reports". Journal of the ... Swallowing has been used for the transportation of heroin,[1][4][5] cocaine,[6] and MDMA/Ecstasy.[7] A swallower typically ... Hashish appears denser than stool, cocaine is approximately the same density as stool, while heroin looks like air.[11] ... With regard to traffic from South America to the US, the US Drug Enforcement Administration reports: "Unlike cocaine, heroin is ...
Five were given death penalty for arson, one for heroin production, one for spearheading a messianic uprising, and four on ... The practice of prostration, with the head touching the ground before royal audiences, banned decades earlier by King ...
However, due to the stronger withdrawal effects of ethanol, cocaine and heroin, nicotine may have a lower potential for somatic ... yet the company suppressed the finding during the next two decades.[200] ... the same neuro-reward circuit activated by drugs of abuse such as heroin and cocaine. This suggests nicotine use has a ... and heroin when considering both somatic and psychological dependence. ...
Heroin trafficking operations of the CIA, U.S. Navy and Sicilian Mafia[edit]. Under this heading, it is asserted that "[d]uring ... That capitalization has been fed to Americans by their media for decades, and for better or worse it seems to be the common ... Yes, the press and government are the ones using upper-case as emphasis and propaganda, and they have been at it for decades. ... 6 Heroin trafficking operations of the CIA, U.S. Navy and Sicilian Mafia ...
The spores can also be found on skin surfaces and in contaminated heroin.[1] Heroin users, particularly those that inject the ... "Changes in severe accidental tetanus mortality in the ICU during two decades in Brazil". Intensive Care Medicine. 28 (7): 930-5 ...
a b c d e Heroin Prohibition in Canada Archived August 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Cannabis Culture Magazine. Retrieved ... In 1954, the penalty for drug trafficking was doubled from seven to fourteen years.[1] During that decade, the media published ... The new bill added three drugs to the proscribed list: heroin, codeine and "cannabis indica (Indian hemp) or hasheesh." The ... of cocaine in medicines and requiring pharmaceutical companies to list on the label the ingredients of any medicine if heroin, ...
"Shaping a Decade: Ten Years of Vogue Shape Issue". Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013.. ... Vogue has credited Bündchen with ending the heroin chic era of modeling in 1999; instead ushering in a sexy, healthy look with ...
They probably made more money from extortions in the construction industry than they did from trafficking in heroin - and it ... Overall, shooting incidents also declined, from 335 occurrences in 2010 to 255 reported in 2013, and reaching a decade-low 196 ... In recent decades, Toronto has also seen an infiltration of major American street gangs such as the Bloods, Crips, and Mara ... as with the large influx of heroin and various Asian triads during the 1970s,[26] or cocaine and South American cartels in the ...
Throughout the first decade of the new millennium, Penniman kept up a stringent touring schedule, performing primarily in the ... PCP and heroin were costing him as much as $1,000 a day.[139] In 1977, longtime friend Larry Williams once showed up with a gun ... An influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades, Penniman's most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s ... "the heroin man's house."[139] The combination of these experiences convinced the singer to give up drugs including alcohol, ...
Black tar heroin. References[edit]. *^ Ronald K. Siegel (1985), "New Patterns of Cocaine Use: Changing Doses and Routes", in ... Its popularity has soared in the last decade, in part due to its strongly addictive effect and lower price than other common ...
"American Decades. 2001. February 18, 2011 (Web-access date). *^ Zimmerman BE, Zimmerman DJ. Killer Germs (New York: McGraw-Hill ... Resolved antibody structure, developed methadone treatment of heroin addiction, devised the AIDS drug cocktail, and identified ... In the last decade, Rockefeller scientists have: *uncovered the molecular basis of fragile X syndrome, the second leading cause ... For its first six decades, the Institute focused on basic research to develop basic science, on applied research as biomedical ...
Darke S, Ross J (November 2002). "Suicide among heroin users: rates, risk factors and methods". Addiction. 97 (11): 1383-94. ... The United States rate among men in their 50s rose by nearly half in the decade 1999-2010.[185] Lithuania, Japan, and Hungary ... of deaths among those who use heroin are due to suicide (approximately fourteenfold greater than those who do not use).[99] In ...
U.S. Heroin Use Nearly Doubled Over Two Decades. Last Updated: February 11, 2020. ... Heroin is an illegal and highly addictive opioid, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC has ... 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly twice as many people in the United States used heroin in 2018 as did in 2002, a new ... During the same time period, deaths from heroin overdoses also jumped, from just under 2,100 deaths in 2002 to more than 15,000 ...
The proportion of the population using heroin and having heroin use disorder increased over the decade from 2001 through 2013, ... Prevalence of Heroin Use Rises in Decade, Greatest Increase Among Whites. Mar 31, 2017 , Articles , 0 , ... of heroin use increased from 0.33 percent in 2001-2002 to 1.61 percent in 2012-2013 and the prevalence of heroin use disorder ... Heroin use is a public health concern because the risks associated with it include addiction, death, infectious diseases and ...
Providence Crosstown Clinic in Vancouvers Downtown Eastside gives free heroin to longtime addicts. Its a controversial ... Decades of addiction. James got high for the first time when she was 12. ... Weve been brought up to think of heroin as the killer drug, but heroin itself, if you take it in proper conditions, and you ... Goal is to give addicts just enough heroin to take away their desire to seek out street drugs. Nick Purdon · CBC News · Posted ...
Decades-Old Technology Plagues California Medicaid Program. 2 days ago * Where Abortion Is on the Ballot in November. 3 days ... When mixed with heroin, it creates a superior product that commands a higher price. Drug dealers keep producing it because it ... Fentanyl is killing more people than heroin in many parts of the country. And the death toll will likely keep growing, said CDC ... Cheaper and Stronger Than Heroin, Fentanyl Deaths Spike by Tribune News Service , April 5, 2016 ...
European consumption of South Americas cocaine doubled in the decade. Much of that trade comes through Africa, leaving a trail ... Kind as the past decade has been to West Africas businesspeople - the region includes some of the worlds faster-growing ... Much of that heroin is being bought locally, too. In the first six months of 2011, Schmidt says, West Africans consumed 400 ... Afghanistans heroin has found a route through Africas Sahara, where it exits the continent through Guinea-Bissau before ...
Prosecutors say a suburban Philadelphia woman repeatedly injected her 14-year-old daughter and another teen with heroin. ... Kingpin Granny was the go to drug dealer for decades, police say. ... Prosecutors say the 34-year-old woman from West Caln Township supplied the 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy with heroin, ... Parents overdosing on heroin, 3 children found in SUV sitting in middle of road, police say. ...
Kingpin Granny was the Go-To Drug Dealer for Decades, Police Say. ... 11-Year-Old Girl Revived with Narcan after Heroin Overdose, Police Say. Posted 8:32 AM, May 8, 2017, by Tribune Media Wire, ... The girls 20-year-old sister told police they had no idea the girl was using heroin until police discovered it in the home, ... A paramedic told the Post-Gazette the girl was using heroin.. Police say she regained consciousness after receiving the Narcan ...
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A 46-year-old Detroit main was sentenced to 20 years in prison for selling crack cocaine and heroin mixed with fentanyl. ... Social media posts prompt review of decades-old abuse claims at Kirkwood High School ... A 46-year-old Detroit main was sentenced to 20 years in prison for selling crack cocaine and heroin mixed with fentanyl. ... Man sentenced to 20 years for selling crack cocaine, heroin at playground News ...
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  • During the same time period, deaths from heroin overdoses also jumped, from just under 2,100 deaths in 2002 to more than 15,000 deaths in 2018, according to background information in the study. (doctorslounge.com)
  • According to a Department of Justice press release, "During the course of his drug trafficking, Williams was involved in four heroin overdoses - two fatal and two nonfatal. (wtkr.com)
  • In 2007, 115 heroin overdoses resulted in death, up 29% from 2006. (wikipedia.org)
  • The result was the epidemic of heroin overdoses the CDC reported on. (crosswalk.com)
  • Mullah Omar was our ally against the Soviets, and a most honorable man, who shut down all the heroin plantations in Afghanistan after the Taliban took over as they considered the over 300,000 dead who died from heroin overdoses per year immoral. (opednews.com)
  • I wonder how many overdoses would be prevented if heroin addicts could legally obtain heroin of defined purity and potency, and thus could properly control the dose? (scienceblogs.com)
  • Heroin overdoses are no longer a question of "if. (huffpost.com)
  • Whatever the reason, heroin use has been on an upswing for at least a decade: Some 3,038 people died from heroin overdoses in the US in 2010, the most recent year for which DEA data are available, up from 1,879 heroin overdose deaths in 2004. (csmonitor.com)
  • Heroin deaths in San Diego County have more than doubled in the past decade, from 40 in 2005 to 90 in 2015, even with the use of naloxone to treat overdoses, Robinson said. (courthousenews.com)
  • An alarming number of overdoses in Montreal over a short period has been tied to a significant increase in the potency of street heroin, a drug many public-health workers say is being laced with fentanyl. (cbc.ca)
  • A rash of opiate overdoses in Montreal has doctors, community workers, public-health officials and drug users concerned about the possibility heroin is being cut with other, more powerful substances. (cbc.ca)
  • An alarming number of overdoses in Montreal over a short period has been tied to a significant increase in the potency of street heroin - a drug that many who work in the public-health sector say is being laced with fentanyl, an opiate up to 100 times stronger than morphine. (cbc.ca)
  • As President Trump prepares to declare the opioid epidemic a national crisis, the law enforcement community is racing to contain the spread of fentanyl, which has largely replaced heroin on the streets here in opioid-ravaged New England and is increasingly the cause of fatal overdoses nationwide. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Among the statistics that prompted action: a fourfold rise in heroin-related overdoses over the past decade. (theatlantic.com)
  • In 2015, Clark Memorial Hospital recorded 51 heroin overdoses. (mapinc.org)
  • Overdoses can occur in people who have been using heroin for a long time. (poison.org)
  • After a period of declining heroin use, there has been a significant rise in heroin overdoses for the past six to eight years. (poison.org)
  • The death rate from heroin overdoses doubled from 2010 to 2012. (poison.org)
  • People tend to move from prescription opioids to heroin because it's cheaper and easier to obtain," said Dr. Lawrence Brown Jr., an addiction treatment specialist. (doctorslounge.com)
  • Polydorou, who was not involved with the new study, noted that there are effective therapies, including medications to treat those with heroin addiction or other opioid disorders. (doctorslounge.com)
  • Heroin use is a public health concern because the risks associated with it include addiction, death, infectious diseases and impaired psychological status. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • Fentanyl, used in its legal pharmaceutical form to treat severe pain, represents the latest evolution of an epidemic of opioid addiction that began with prescription painkillers and moved to heroin, as users demanded cheaper drugs and greater highs. (governing.com)
  • Heroin addiction, a chronic relapsing disorder characterized by excessive drug taking and seeking, requires constant psychotherapeutic and pharmacotherapeutic interventions to minimize the potential for further abuse. (pnas.org)
  • Thus, our vaccine represents a promising adjunct therapy for heroin addiction, providing continuous heroin antagonism, requiring minimal medical monitoring and patient compliance. (pnas.org)
  • Kenny is working to raise awareness of the devastating effects of heroin addiction on a family. (theday.com)
  • Charlene Maycott, left, sits on stage with her daughter Monica Maycott as they pose for a portrait before an addiction awareness event Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at Williamstown High School in Williamstown, N.J. Monica is in recovery for heroin addiction. (courierpostonline.com)
  • Debi Maines, Kasey's mom, is in recovery from co-dependency, and 27-year-old Kasey Maines has been in recovery from heroin addiction for four years. (courierpostonline.com)
  • It's the same Assembly of God church she walked into 32 years ago as a hometown drug dealer with an IV heroin addiction, the church where, after a week of revival services, she found God. (courierpostonline.com)
  • Heroin users often struggle with issues such as anxiety, depression and homelessness, all of which would need to be addressed alongside their addiction. (theguardian.com)
  • Vaccines against addiction have been discussed for decades. (theguardian.com)
  • In this Wednesday, March 12, 2014 photo, former heroin addict David Fitzgerald stands near the rehabilitation clinic where he works in Portland, Ore. Fitzgerald is the leader of the mentor program at Central City Concern, the only Portland rehabilitation clinic that claims a 60 percent success rate for treating heroin addiction. (dailyherald.com)
  • Here in West Virginia, where prescription painkillers have long "flowed like water," as Sullivan said, the team works to keep recovering addicts sober through a combination of therapy and buprenorphine, a drug used to treat painkiller and heroin addiction. (theatlantic.com)
  • Heroin addiction has no boundaries. (kuow.org)
  • Heroin addiction is no longer a moral issue. (huffpost.com)
  • Address the strongest risk factor for heroin addiction: addiction to prescription opioid painkillers. (cdc.gov)
  • Who is most at risk of heroin addiction? (cdc.gov)
  • In Vermont, the number of people receiving treatment for heroin addiction has jumped 250 percent since 2000, and about 40 percent of that uptick occurring just in the past year, the governor said in his speech . (csmonitor.com)
  • Edwin Santana, 52, entered a detox program at Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare to help break his heroin addiction and daily habit of smoking the synthetic drug known as spike. (kuow.org)
  • While heroin addiction is a national problem, it is a very personal issue involving real people that should not be dismissed as insignificant or a lost cause. (hubpages.com)
  • There is so much controversy any time a so-called "progressive" approach to drugs is attempted in Britain - from safe consumption facilities to medical cannabis for suffering children - that the idea of people being prescribed heroin, rather than even methadone, to manage their addiction seems almost fantastical. (vice.com)
  • The practice of prescribing heroin to manage addiction was originally invented in the UK - and was so entrenched here that it was formally known in international policy circles as the British System. (vice.com)
  • Doctors could use their own discretion in prescribing heroin to treat addiction, with loose overall control remaining with the Home Office. (vice.com)
  • Heroin addiction tends to spread through the black market - one addict introduces another to the drug, usually in order to finance their own habit. (vice.com)
  • Callum, a 19-year-old from Vancouver's west side, doesn't fit the stereotype of a heroin addict, but his pathway to serious addiction is a textbook case of a trend that is alarming experts: the trajectory from prescription opiate abuse to heroin addiction. (providencehealthcare.org)
  • young, privileged and with everything to live for, he fell into heroin addiction after developing a dependence on prescription opiates. (providencehealthcare.org)
  • In Maryland, health officials swiftly embraced Suboxone as a major new treatment for heroin addiction, one of Baltimore's most vexing and debilitating public health problems. (baltimoresun.com)
  • At 41, he's been a counselor for two decades, the last few years helping people with drug addiction. (pjstar.com)
  • In the mid-1990s Switzerland had a heroin addiction prevalence that may have been the highest in Europe. (drugwarfacts.org)
  • The NBC4 I-Team followed up with a woman who is struggling to stay clean after a decade-long addiction. (nbclosangeles.com)
  • She talked about her decade long addiction, her brush with death and struggle to stay straight. (nbclosangeles.com)
  • Providence Crosstown Clinic in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside gives free heroin to longtime addicts. (cbc.ca)
  • Crosstown has been operating for seven years and is the only harm-reduction treatment centre in North America where addicts get actual heroin. (cbc.ca)
  • Her government argued the clinic enables addicts and that the goal should be to get heroin out of the hands of drug users. (cbc.ca)
  • Some have expressed concern that this engineering could lead to "home-brewed heroin," where addicts and dealers could make illegal opioids the same way DIYers currently brew their own beer. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Eventually, when governments cracked down and made the pills harder to obtain, addicts turned to the cheap and more potent heroin imported from Mexico. (crosswalk.com)
  • Within a few decades, hundreds of their kids became heroin addicts. (crosswalk.com)
  • Now Russia alone is conservatively estimated to have 3 million addicts, a twelvefold increase over a decade ago. (newsweek.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)
  • Heroin addicts say it is easier to give up dope than it is to give up smoking,'' says Dr. Sharon Hall, a psychology professor whose research at the University of California's San Francisco medical school centers on methods of curtailing drug abuse. (nytimes.com)
  • The jails are filled with heroin addicts like me. (huffpost.com)
  • The rise appears to be associated, in an unexpected and unfortunate twist, with the success of initiatives to curb prescription-drug abuse: Opiate addicts have not gotten clean, but have switched to heroin. (csmonitor.com)
  • To battle it, the city has launched a new program that provides serious addicts pure heroin three times a day. (pri.org)
  • Just because you have a smart approach to dealing with the heroin epidemic does not mean that you have to be soft on crime," said Dave Carney, a GOP strategist in New Hampshire, where the candidates have spoken most forcefully about providing new assistance for heroin addicts. (mapinc.org)
  • After years study, a group of B.C. doctors applied to Health Canada for permission to prescribe heroin to 21 addicts last fall. (providencehealthcare.org)
  • Drug addicts, Downtown Eastside activists, and medical professionals are taking on the federal government over heroin treatment. (providencehealthcare.org)
  • Five Vancouver-based heroin addicts, along with Pivot Legal Society and Providence Health Care, are launching a constitutional challenge against the federal government's decision to remove prescription heroin from a drug access program. (providencehealthcare.org)
  • A group of five heroin addicts is taking the federal government to court over a controversial decision to remove prescription heroin from a drug access program. (providencehealthcare.org)
  • The hexagonal orange pills some users call 'bupe' are championed as an exceptional treatment for heroin and pain-pill addicts. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Heroin addicts hardened by years on city streets, and youthful buyers in suburban and rural areas, are using it to get high - sometimes in dangerous combination with other substances - and to tide them over when they can't obtain heroin or other narcotics. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Addicts are seeking out fentanyl, a drug 50 times more powerful than heroin. (nbclosangeles.com)
  • It started out as an opioid epidemic, then heroin, but now it's a fentanyl epidemic," Maura Healey, the attorney general of Massachusetts, said in an interview. (nytimes.com)
  • Could a heroin vaccine cure the west's drug epidemic? (theguardian.com)
  • A heroin vaccine might find a role in combating the epidemic of drug use, but it's no panacea. (theguardian.com)
  • The epidemic of heroin use is everyone's problem, and by "everyone" I also mean Christians. (crosswalk.com)
  • As Sam Quiñones documents in his devastating new book, "Dreamland," the areas hardest hit by the heroin epidemic aren't places like New York or L. A., but places like Charlotte, Nashville, and especially West Virginia and Ohio. (crosswalk.com)
  • Purdue Pharma, recklessly and without any regard for human life, orchestrated the heroin epidemic with its fraudulent and deceptive marketing of its wonder-drug OxCycontin. (huffpost.com)
  • The crime rate in cities across America are climbing every month due to the heroin epidemic. (huffpost.com)
  • And in the midst of the US opioid epidemic, deaths from heroin poisoning are also on the up, with five times as many deaths in 2014 as in 2004. (newscientist.com)
  • Several GOP presidential contenders have advocated treating the nation's growing heroin epidemic as a health crisis, not a criminal one. (mapinc.org)
  • The heroin epidemic has overwhelmingly hit whites. (mapinc.org)
  • According to Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, candidates have been slower to talk about broader criminal justice issues from a conservative perspective not because they are hostile to the idea, but because primary voters themselves are focused on a narrow set of issues-including, recently, the growing heroin epidemic. (mapinc.org)
  • This crackdown is our most significant response to date to the heroin epidemic ravaging our communities. (courthousenews.com)
  • Their effort is among several grassroots initiatives in Indiana that seek to spread awareness about the heroin and opioid epidemic. (mapinc.org)
  • Fentanyl is killing more people than heroin in many parts of the country. (governing.com)
  • Fifty times stronger than heroin and a hundred times stronger than morphine, fentanyl is relatively cheap to produce illicitly and efficient to transport. (governing.com)
  • Illicit use of heroin and fentanyl has surged and devastated communities across the country. (drugrehab.com)
  • A 46-year-old Detroit main was sentenced to 20 years in prison for selling crack cocaine and heroin mixed with fentanyl. (fox2now.com)
  • LAWRENCE, Mass. - When Eddie Frasca was shooting up heroin, he occasionally sought out its more potent, lethal cousin, fentanyl. (nytimes.com)
  • Fentanyl, which looks like heroin, is a powerful synthetic painkiller that has been laced into heroin but is increasingly being sold by itself - often without the user's knowledge. (nytimes.com)
  • In some areas in New England, fentanyl is now killing more people than heroin. (nytimes.com)
  • He said that a jump in deaths in 2014 appeared to be caused by heroin, but that lab tests showed the culprit was fentanyl. (nytimes.com)
  • In recent decades, illicit fentanyl has seeped into the United States from Mexico. (nytimes.com)
  • They have figured out a way to make fentanyl more cheaply and easily than heroin and are manufacturing it at a record pace. (nytimes.com)
  • Aldolphe Joseph, 34, of Miramar, pleaded guilty to federal charges he smuggled and sold synthetic heroin, also known as fentanyl, from Canada. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Fentanyl is a synthetic drug that has a similar effect to heroin. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Fentanyl is a fast-acting painkiller has been prescribed by doctors for decades. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • They thought they were buying heroin': How fentanyl invaded the U.S. (yahoo.com)
  • The tests confirmed the woman had ingested fentanyl, in addition to heroin and cocaine. (cbc.ca)
  • It was garbage heroin: It was 17, 18 percent purity," DeLena said, noting that about two years ago drug dealers began mixing fentanyl into the heroin supply to boost its purity and potency. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Fentanyl generally comes in a white or off-white powder that can be mixed with other powdered drugs - not just heroin but also cocaine or methamphetamine. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The fentanyl and heroin in this part of New England often is funneled through Lawrence, Mass., via drug traffickers with ties to the Dominican Republic, according to the DEA and police in Lawrence and Nashua. (washingtonpost.com)
  • 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)
  • Eventually she started seeking out fentanyl, an opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin and responsible for a huge spike in overdose deaths across Los Angeles County. (nbclosangeles.com)
  • In addition, targeting a less brain-permeable downstream metabolite, morphine, is insufficient to prevent heroin-induced activity in these models, suggesting that heroin and 6-acetylmorphine are critical players in heroin's psychoactivity. (pnas.org)
  • It is up to 50 times more powerful than heroin and up to 100 times more potent than morphine. (nytimes.com)
  • It is made using a cruder technique, which results in it consisting mainly of drugs that are part-way between heroin and morphine (3-MAM and 6- MAM). (drugscience.org.uk)
  • Heroin is a semi-synthetic derivative of the natural product, morphine. (scienceblogs.com)
  • When injected, heroin produces an intense euphoria that radiates throughout the body in a manner that morphine cannot. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Heroin is a sedative processed from morphine, and about 23 percent of users become addicted , according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) . (csmonitor.com)
  • Global heroin and morphine seizures amounted to 31 tonnes and 13 tonnes respectively in 1995. (un.org)
  • I know that heroin and morphine are artificial opiates, and although they are much more damaging than marijuana, do they work the same way? (yahoo.com)
  • Opiates, such as morphine, heroin, hydroxycodone, etc.... work on opiate receptors which are present in brain nuclei that are involved in reward, memory, pain perception, as well as a slew of other processes. (yahoo.com)
  • Heroin and morphine are true opiates being derived from opium.Marijuna absolutely is not! (yahoo.com)
  • morphine and heroin. (yarchive.net)
  • Heroin is a drug developed in the 19th century to mimic the pain-relieving effects of opium and morphine, which was derived from opium. (poison.org)
  • Some people believe that heroin is just as safe as other opioids, because it is metabolized to morphine, but that is not true. (poison.org)
  • People who are addicted to prescription opioids may turn to heroin as a replacement drug if they have difficulty getting their prescriptions, Brown said. (doctorslounge.com)
  • The proportion of the population using heroin and having heroin use disorder increased over the decade from 2001 through 2013, with the greatest increases among whites, and nonmedical use of prescription opioids before heroin use increased among white users only, according to a new article published online by JAMA Psychiatry . (physiciansweekly.com)
  • The proportion of people who reported initiating the nonmedical use of prescription opioids before starting heroin use increased across time among white users only (from 35.83 percent in 2001-2002 to 52.83 percent in 2012-2013. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • The drug counteracts the effects of heroin and other opioids. (washingtontimes.com)
  • The antidote works on opioids like OxyContin and Vicodin, as well as illegal drugs like heroin. (providencehealthcare.org)
  • Now, Doug, a Jeffersonville resident, is aiming to attract kids' attention and educate them about the realities of heroin, opioids and the prescription drug crisis at a younger age. (mapinc.org)
  • Heroin use is increasing due to tighter controls on prescription opioids. (poison.org)
  • He snorted line after line of cocaine and heroin. (theday.com)
  • The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner eventually notified the family that the official cause of death was cocaine and heroin toxicity and the manner of death was accidental. (theday.com)
  • Wiretaps on their phones revealed that the dealers were being supplied cocaine and heroin from an organization in Marion County. (justice.gov)
  • In the UK both cocaine and heroin are a class A drugs, which means possession can result in up to seven years in prison and an unlimited fine. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Free cocaine and heroin, provided by the government? (latimes.com)
  • The objective of this research was to estimate the elasticity of the demand for cocaine and heroin with respect to the price. (umich.edu)
  • The project involved the development of an econometric model to determine price elasticity, given that national- and city-level data on the consumption of cocaine and heroin are insufficient or nonexistent. (umich.edu)
  • Variables for Part 1, National Data, include year, quarter, standardized prices for a gram of cocaine and a gram of heroin, and expected purity of cocaine and heroin. (umich.edu)
  • As Quiñones tells readers, the rise in heroin use was made possible by the widespread abuse of synthetic opiates, most famously Oxycontin and Vicodin. (crosswalk.com)
  • While one graduated from a Christian college and went on to grad school at Yale, the younger son became addicted to synthetic opiates and eventually died from a heroin overdose. (crosswalk.com)
  • It's a really difficult job for someone who's new or naive to opiates to pick [between] heroin and cocaine. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Prescription-drug abuse is directly linked to the increasing popularity of heroin because both types of drugs are opiates. (startribune.com)
  • What are the effects of heroin? (drugscience.org.uk)
  • Researchers in California recently announced a vaccine that can block the narcotic effects of heroin in mice and monkeys , and they say that human clinical trials are on the horizon. (theguardian.com)
  • It can be whiter than pure heroin powder, which typically has a brownish tint. (governing.com)
  • In this March 17, 1947 file photo, about 459 ounces of pure heroin valued at over one million dollars in the black market lies on table in Customs Enforcement Bureau in New York following seizure aboard the French freighter Saint Tropez after its arrival in New York City from Marseilles. (dailyherald.com)
  • In order to drive up profit margins, the pure heroin is diluted, or "cut", many times through the distribution chain. (poison.org)
  • And the death toll will likely keep growing, said CDC investigators Matt Gladden and John Halpin at the fifth annual Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit here. (governing.com)
  • It is often mixed with heroin, so that users are unaware they are inhaling or injecting the dangerous drug. (governing.com)
  • Since Colombian cartels first docked here in the early 2000s, the tiny West African country of Guinea-Bissau was supposed to be the crossroads - just the crossroads - of Africa 's booming drug trade, a four-continent-crossing caravan of cocaine, heroin, and war weaponry. (csmonitor.com)
  • In the first six months of 2011, Schmidt says, West Africans consumed 400 kilograms of heroin, a drug that was nearly nonexistent prior. (csmonitor.com)
  • Terry Glen Williams pleaded guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy, distribution of heroin resulting in death, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and money laundering. (wtkr.com)
  • Williams' drug-trafficking organization operated in Hampton and Newport News by moving to and from various hotels, moving in excess of a kilogram of heroin and 280 grams of cocaine base. (wtkr.com)
  • One by one, a nurse called them back to take doses of the drug meant to keep them away from the destruction of heroin. (adn.com)
  • Center for Drug Problems clinical director Ron Greene says he has been sounding the alarm to state officials about a rising opioid crisis for more than a decade. (adn.com)
  • The result is efficient blockade of heroin activity in treated rats, preventing various features of drugs of abuse: heroin reward, drug-induced reinstatement of drug seeking, and reescalation of compulsive heroin self-administration following abstinence in dependent rats. (pnas.org)
  • Smolke has been working on this process for a decade -- since she started her lab at Stanford -- and remembers a time when most thought that replacing farmed poppies with a lab-grown drug source would be impossible. (washingtonpost.com)
  • A Pennsylvania woman faces drug charges after accidentally leaving a backpack containing four "bricks" of heroin outside a school, police say. (fox13now.com)
  • 26-year-old Natasha Willis was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Bensalem police. (fox13now.com)
  • Lee and Wormley are facing charges of possession with intent to deliver heroin, criminal conspiracy, criminal use of communications facility, tampering with physical evidence, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. (wnep.com)
  • Heroin is the commonly used name for the drug diacetylmorphine (diamorphine). (drugscience.org.uk)
  • Compared to injecting, there is very much lower risk of overdose when smoking heroin- users have better control over their intake and can feel the effects of the drug very rapidly, regulating or stopping intake as necessary. (drugscience.org.uk)
  • How does heroin work as a drug in the body and brain? (drugscience.org.uk)
  • Heroin and other opioid drug use is a devastating social problem, and in many places it's getting worse. (theguardian.com)
  • Glenn Quanta Pernell was sentenced to life in federal prison after jury convicted him of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and heroin, in addition to several other drug-related charges. (justice.gov)
  • While serving his life sentence in Lieber Correctional Institution, Umphlett began using contraband cell phones to lead a drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing large quantities of heroin and methamphetamine throughout Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties. (justice.gov)
  • In this Monday, May 6, 2013 file photo, a drug addict prepares a needle to inject himself with heroin in front of a church in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. (dailyherald.com)
  • Eric Schneider, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania said after World War II, heroin became a drug primarily used by blacks and Puerto Ricans in the Northeast and by Mexican Americans in the West. (dailyherald.com)
  • Heroin's reputation in the 1970s was "a really hard-core, dangerous street drug, a killer drug, but there's a whole generation who didn't grow up with that kind of experience with heroin," said New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan, whose office was created in 1971 in response to heroin use and related crime. (dailyherald.com)
  • This May 1999 file photo provided by the DEA shows a circa 1900 Bayer aspirin advertisement featuring heroin as an ingredient, part of an exhibit at the new Drug Enforcement Administration Museum and Visitors Center in Arlington, Va. Heroin marketed by the Bayer Company in 1898 as the "wonder drug" of the arriving 20th century, sold as a cure for the wracking cough caused by tuberculosis. (dailyherald.com)
  • For most people, heroin is something foreign, something that impacts "other people" in those neighborhoods, so the suffering and tragedy caused by the drug is someone else's problem. (crosswalk.com)
  • Because white heroin tends to be more soluble in water than brown heroin, users tend to inject the drug. (bbc.co.uk)
  • According to the drug advice service Talk To Frank, taking heroin can lead to comas and death. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Note, the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 required accurate labeling of purity and dosage, especially for products containing heroin, cocaine, etc. (scienceblogs.com)
  • The new drug of choice became heroin," he said. (kuow.org)
  • More than 9 in 10 people who used heroin also used at least one other drug. (cdc.gov)
  • Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive opioid drug. (cdc.gov)
  • Supporting the development and distribution of the life-saving drug naloxone to reduce prescription opioid painkiller and heroin overdose deaths. (cdc.gov)
  • It also offers a window into a seedy underworld of "branded" heroin, in which the drug is peddled in stamped bags and marketed with names that range from whimsical, such as the "Ace" stamps, to sinister. (csmonitor.com)
  • That year, heroin accounted for more than half of all drug overdose deaths, those data show. (csmonitor.com)
  • Critic Mark Deming of Allmusic writes, "While 'Heroin' hardly endorses drug use, it doesn't clearly condemn it, either, which made it all the more troubling in the eyes of many listeners. (wikipedia.org)
  • Heroin" (along with songs like "I'm Waiting for the Man" which dealt with similar subject matter) tied the Velvet Underground with drug use in the media. (wikipedia.org)
  • SAN DIEGO (CN) - Forty-six people were arrested and nine more are being sought in a federal sweep aimed at drug and gun traffickers in Northern San Diego County, whose heroin is blamed for doubling overdose deaths in the past decade. (courthousenews.com)
  • The recent approval by U.S. regulators of an easy-to-use device that contains an antidote for heroin is being closely monitored by health care and drug reform advocates in Canada. (providencehealthcare.org)
  • Five people severely addicted to heroin are launching a constitutional challenge to the federal government's ban on the prescription version of the drug, The Globe and Mail has learned. (providencehealthcare.org)
  • The drug cartels realized that this was a ripe market for heroin. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The intermediate quantity used for this project was the fraction of arrestees testing positive for cocaine or heroin as measured by the Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) System. (umich.edu)
  • Heroin rapidly became the drug of choice to treat common and painful respiratory conditions. (poison.org)
  • Sometimes, heroin is "snorted", or inhaled into the nose, to get a fairly rapid high without having to inject the drug. (poison.org)
  • A nationwide push to relax drug laws took a significant step forward Tuesday as voters made Oregon the first state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of street drugs such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. (news9.com)
  • Heroin has been, at least until very recently, the principal drug problem for Switzerland, as for most Western European nations. (drugwarfacts.org)
  • Drug trafficking organizations in the Balkan region, including Greece, usually transport Afghan heroin from the Middle East and Turkey to Western Europe. (scoop.co.nz)
  • better source needed] He had been a severe drug addict for decades. (wikipedia.org)
  • Heroin is an illegal and highly addictive opioid, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (doctorslounge.com)
  • While it is difficult to quantify how "addictive" a substance can be, most of my neuroscience colleagues would rate injected heroin among the most addictive substances known. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Scientists have found, for instance, that nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine or amphetamines, and for most people more addictive than alcohol. (nytimes.com)
  • Heroin is so addictive because it activates many region s of the brain particularly the regions that are responsible for producing both the pleasurable sensation of "reward" and physical dependence . (everything2.com)
  • Heroin was often prescribed to relieve cough and pain and for sedation, even as its addictive properties became well-known. (poison.org)
  • Is methadone an answer to Alaska's heroin crisis? (adn.com)
  • Methadone is a replacement therapy, meaning that at prescribed levels it stimulates the same parts of the brain heroin does without giving the user a high. (adn.com)
  • Replacement therapies use regulated, less dangerous opioid drugs such as methadone to wean users off heroin without nasty withdrawal symptoms. (theguardian.com)
  • That cycle, he said, was broken last year when he enrolled in a radical clinical trial in Vancouver evaluating the use of prescription heroin, seen as the treatment of last resort for severely addicted people for whom other therapy, such as methadone or detox, have failed. (providencehealthcare.org)
  • Her pharmacy also operates a dispensary for methadone and suboxone - two opiate replacement therapies primarily used by people trying to kick their heroin habit. (cbc.ca)
  • According to police, in 2008, heroin became more plentiful in Oregon in response to a crackdown on methamphetamine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Joseph Umphlett, Sr., was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin and methamphetamine. (justice.gov)
  • During the course of the investigation, law enforcement seized over five kilograms of methamphetamine and over three kilograms of heroin. (justice.gov)
  • Sheriff Richard Jones has seen crack, methamphetamine and pills plague his southwestern Ohio community but says heroin is a bigger scourge. (dailyherald.com)
  • In addition to heroin and methamphetamine, 25 guns were seized, according to Robinson. (courthousenews.com)
  • Methamphetamine use and trafficking has decline over the past decade. (addictionsearch.com)
  • A teen who started with marijuana and moved on to pills, heroin and cocaine, Madec didn't think he was going to die when he went out that night, his grandmother said. (theday.com)
  • Marijuana has been classified as Schedule I for decades, alongside other substances like heroin and LSD. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Republicans have focused their compassionate message on heroin but are more split on marijuana arrests and other reforms. (mapinc.org)
  • A decade ago, recreational marijuana was illegal in all 50 states. (news9.com)
  • In Oregon, black tar heroin comes from Mexico up the Interstate 5 corridor. (wikipedia.org)
  • Seven people in San Diego have died in recent months from a "flesh eating" infection tied to use of black tar heroin , according to health officials. (livescience.com)
  • The patients ranged in age from 19 to 57 years, and all had used black tar heroin, according to a statement from the agency . (livescience.com)
  • People who inject illicit drugs, especially black tar heroin, are at higher risk of developing myonecrosis, the statement said. (livescience.com)
  • A different infection called wound botulism , which attacks the body's nerves, is also linked with black tar heroin use. (livescience.com)
  • The sources of black tar heroin in both the myonecrosis and wound botulism cases are unknown, the statement said. (livescience.com)
  • Common in the USA, black tar heroin is rarely found in Europe. (drugscience.org.uk)
  • I think the rise in heroin use is probably precipitated by prescription opioid abuse. (doctorslounge.com)
  • One possible bright spot: The researchers noted that the rise in heroin use appeared to plateau between 2016 and 2018. (doctorslounge.com)
  • In 2007, 19 pounds of heroin were seized by federal authorities, more than double the amount in 2006. (wikipedia.org)
  • Villalvazo's organization supplied at least 25 percent of the heroin sold in Northern San Diego County and supplied pounds of heroin to a ring as far away as Kingman, Arizona, according to the acting U.S. attorney. (courthousenews.com)
  • The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in February only underscored a problem many American communities already were combatting: the rising use of - and deaths from - heroin. (dailyherald.com)
  • Then in 2014, deaths from heroin use surpassed that. (kuow.org)
  • Kind as the past decade has been to West Africa's businesspeople - the region includes some of the world's faster-growing economies - it's been even kinder to its people whose business is drugs. (csmonitor.com)
  • My personal opinion is that dealers should be shot," said Andrei Kabanov, a former heroin addict and co-founder of City Without Drugs. (chicagotribune.com)
  • City Without Drugs, some critics alleged, was helping Uralmash consolidate its own grip on the lucrative heroin market by putting competing dealers out of business. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Madec had snorted at least 10 lines of heroin and cocaine, sometimes doing lines of the two drugs combined. (theday.com)
  • As with the injection of any illicit drugs, injecting heroin poses the greatest risks. (drugscience.org.uk)
  • People often use heroin along with other drugs or alcohol. (cdc.gov)
  • That scene reflects a larger-scale one on the rise in New York City , the proverbial hub of potent recreational drugs, and in heroin-laced towns and hamlets up and down the East Coast, where city dealers run a lucrative business. (csmonitor.com)
  • Some critics declared the band were glorifying the use of drugs such as heroin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Throughout the past decade, seizures of most major drugs have risen. (un.org)
  • Brown rock/powder heroin questions - Drugs Forum. (kbt.co.za)
  • Nov 18, 2012· Brown rock/powder heroin questions - Drugs Forum. (kbt.co.za)
  • Dependent on heroin, he survived by shoplifting and selling drugs in San Francisco's Tenderloin and Civic Center, say his close friends. (eastbayexpress.com)
  • While Pawlik had been arrested twice for drugs in San Francisco, he did not appear to have a history of violence, according to a search of criminal records in several counties where he lived over the past decade. (eastbayexpress.com)
  • Some patients sell a portion of their take-home pills to raise cash or buy drugs, including heroin, according to police and health officials in several states. (baltimoresun.com)
  • A Cumbrian mum, who admitted drugs offences following the seizure of heroin worth £175,000, has been jailed for seven years. (drugs-forum.com)
  • In between deep dives into the making of classics like Damn the Torpedoes and Full Moon Fever , the book examines Petty's sometimes painful relationships with loved ones, bandmates and drugs, revealing that Petty abused heroin at one point. (billboard.com)
  • A heroin addict? (cbc.ca)
  • If a heroin addict is dope-sick today and reaches out for help, they must be able to get immediate help. (huffpost.com)
  • TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly twice as many people in the United States used heroin in 2018 as did in 2002, a new government study shows. (doctorslounge.com)
  • People usually start by smoking heroin, then snorting it, and finally injecting it to increase the high. (doctorslounge.com)
  • As a result, the number of people addicted to and overdosing from heroin increased significantly. (drugrehab.com)
  • Some people stay on it for decades. (adn.com)
  • Madec, who lived in New London, was one of 23 people who died of an overdose of heroin or heroin mixed with other substances, such as alcohol and cocaine, in New London County in 2012, according to statistics provided by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. (theday.com)
  • This photo released on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 by the Massachusetts State Police shows some of the 1,250 packets of heroin labeled "Obamacare" and "Kurt Cobain" which state police troopers confiscated during a traffic stop in Hatfield, Mass. Four people were charged with heroin trafficking. (dailyherald.com)
  • The main risk with white heroin is people who are naive users is that it's a light, white-coloured powder," says Prof John Fitzgerald, of the University of Melbourne. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Fifty-four people lost their lives as a result of heroin overdose. (startribune.com)
  • Over the last decade 900 people in Snohomish County have died from opioid overdose. (kuow.org)
  • Some of the greatest increases occurred in demographic groups with historically low rates of heroin use: women, the privately insured, and people with higher incomes. (cdc.gov)
  • Not only are people using heroin, they are also abusing multiple other substances, especially cocaine and prescription opioid painkillers. (cdc.gov)
  • Between 2002 and 2013, the rate of heroin-related overdose deaths nearly quadrupled, and more than 8,200 people died in 2013. (cdc.gov)
  • 45% of people who used heroin were also addicted to prescription opioid painkillers. (cdc.gov)
  • When people inject heroin, they are at risk of serious, long-term viral infections such as HIV, Hepatitis C, and Hepatitis B, as well as bacterial infections of the skin, bloodstream, and heart. (cdc.gov)
  • From 2010 to 2012, heroin-involved deaths jumped 71 percent in New York, up to 352 people in 2012, according to figures from the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. (csmonitor.com)
  • according to one study, in the past decade, 90 percent of people who tried heroin for the first time were white, and 75 percent lived in the suburbs. (mapinc.org)
  • British people could be the most overweight in Europe in the next decade if things don't change soon. (metro.co.uk)
  • They started telling people they had a new, cleaner version of heroin. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Seeing too many young people on his preparation table led funeral director Chuck Lewis and his partner, Kathy Copas, to form Floyd County Cares, a volunteer advocacy group looking for solutions to the area's heroin and opioid problem. (mapinc.org)
  • Now, many areas are struggling with an unprecedented heroin crisis. (theatlantic.com)
  • The candidates are walking a narrow but perhaps politically astute line, some say, between making inroads with the ballooning number of suburban and rural voters who have been touched by the country's exploding heroin crisis-yet not alienating Republican voters who fear that the roiling national debate about race and policing has left law enforcement exposed. (mapinc.org)
  • CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Thursday marks the close to one of the deadliest calendar years Cleveland has seen in a decade. (cleveland.com)
  • It's been four years since 21-year-old Emily Henry died from complications of withdrawal from heroin, four years since Smith fell into a black hole of unanswered questions about her death. (courierpostonline.com)
  • FILE - In this March 17, 1984 file photo, Robert Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Emily, get into a car as they are escorted by private investigator Don Wiley outside the courthouse in Rapid City, S.D. Kennedy received a suspended sentence and two years probation on his guilty plea to a charge of heroin possession. (dailyherald.com)
  • In recent years however, brown heroin has become more prevalent in Australia and according to Prof Fitzgerald, it is difficult to know whether more white heroin will come to Europe. (bbc.co.uk)
  • One hundred years ago heroin was sold over-the-counter in the US, and problematic use was about the same as today. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Dr. Gary Goldbaum, Snohomish Health District's public health officer, said in recent years heroin became less expensive. (kuow.org)
  • The LaPresse news agency reported that in earlier decades, Pannunzi had lived for about 10 years in the U.S. and also had dealings with U.S.-based Mafiosi. (startribune.com)
  • He got hooked on heroin two years ago when a friend asked him to help sell it. (pjstar.com)
  • And a few years later, heroin. (mapinc.org)
  • What are the different forms of heroin? (drugscience.org.uk)
  • I wouldn't be surprised if you start seeing a different mix of the different forms of heroin that are available. (bbc.co.uk)
  • It is an off-white to brown powder or powdery clumps that consists of heroin 'base', plus various other potentially harmful substances (see below). (drugscience.org.uk)
  • But the labels mean nothing, experts warn, and heroin can be cut with anything, including deadly substances. (csmonitor.com)
  • Buyers have no way to know with what substances the dose of heroin has been cut - suppliers often cut costs by diluting their product - and that not-knowing can be lethal. (csmonitor.com)
  • AP) - Prosecutors say a suburban Philadelphia woman repeatedly injected her 14-year-old daughter and another teen with heroin. (q13fox.com)
  • Prosecutors say the 34-year-old woman from West Caln Township supplied the 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy with heroin, tied a string around their arms to isolate veins and injected them on multiple occasions last month. (q13fox.com)
  • Prosecutors say Riffey's boyfriend also supplied heroin for the teens to snort. (q13fox.com)
  • Prosecutors believe Shine carried out the slayings at the direction of Tevaughn "Big Baby" Darling, an accused "heroin kingpin," as payback against the Cleveland street gang Loyal Always , formerly known as the LA Gunnaz, according to court records. (cleveland.com)
  • Heroin is especially lethal because it depresses the central nervous system, unlike cocaine and meth which are stimulants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Particularly seizures of amphetamines and heroin have gone up significantly during the period, in numbers but also in kilos. (drugwarfacts.org)
  • To sum up: availability of particularly heroin and amphetamines seem to have increased during the 1990s and there are no signs of this these trends to taper off. (drugwarfacts.org)
  • She had previously admitted three charges of supplying heroin , possessing heroin with intent to supply, possessing amphetamines with intent to supply and concealing criminal property. (drugs-forum.com)
  • Long a scourge of the back alleys of American life, heroin is spreading across the country. (dailyherald.com)
  • Almost as striking as the numbers is the geography of the heroin scourge. (crosswalk.com)
  • We know this won't completely eradicate the scourge of heroin, but if it saves one life, it's worth it. (startribune.com)
  • Investigators found multiple bags of heroin in the girl's room, and at least one of the bags was open. (fox40.com)
  • He had about 50 bags of heroin, law enforcement officials say. (csmonitor.com)
  • The pair was caught with more than $6,000 worth of heroin. (wnep.com)
  • Authorities said that Sid Vicious, whose real name was John Simon Ritchie, apparently died of an overdose of heroin he took at a party celebrating his release from prison the day before. (dailyherald.com)
  • It is much stronger than heroin, and does not come in an injectable form. (poison.org)
  • Illicit 'heroin' is typically less than 50% pure. (drugscience.org.uk)
  • Typically purer than brown heroin and easily mistaken for cocaine, white heroin caused the death of two young British men in Amsterdam this week. (bbc.co.uk)
  • While white heroin tends to be produced in south-east Asia and sold in the southern hemisphere, brown heroin originates in places like Afghanistan and typically makes its way to Europe. (bbc.co.uk)
  • For carrying a load of heroin or raw opium to the capital, typically a 600-kilometer drive from the Afghan border, local residents can earn $10 or more. (newsweek.com)
  • Heroin is typically injected but is also smoked or snorted. (cdc.gov)
  • But it certainly opened my eyes as to how prevalent and inexpensive heroin is in the most unlikely of places. (scienceblogs.com)
  • In Butler County, Ohio, heroin overdose calls are so common that the longtime EMS coordinator likens the situation to "coming in and eating breakfast -- you just kind of expect it to occur. (dailyherald.com)
  • A longtime heroin user, he became homeless after multiple run-ins with the law. (kuow.org)
  • A decade ago, capitalism and heroin alike were practically nonexistent here. (newsweek.com)
  • After losing her 21-year-old daughter while the young woman was in heroin withdrawal, Bonnie Smith shares her pain to warn others. (courierpostonline.com)
  • Once again, unlike the heroin withdrawal symptoms, anhedonia doesn't make you throw up and sweat, but it's a pretty horrible state to be in. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Rivera arrived here on a Saturday sick from heroin withdrawal. (pjstar.com)
  • Every day, an average of 130 Americans dies due to an opioid overdose (including heroin), the CDC said. (doctorslounge.com)
  • Because of its potency, the fast-acting opioid is more likely to cause an overdose than heroin or prescription painkillers. (governing.com)
  • for the past decade. (microformats.org)
  • He says that in the past different types of heroin ended up in different markets. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Over the past decade, heroin deaths have increased steadily each year. (startribune.com)
  • Heroin use more than doubled among young adults ages 18-25 in the past decade. (cdc.gov)
  • For reasons that remain unclear, its rate of use has been growing rapidly during the past decade. (csmonitor.com)
  • Land, air and sea have all been used to transport the cocaine, but the numbers have remained stable over the past decade. (addictionsearch.com)
  • Heroin use has been steady over the past 2 decades. (addictionsearch.com)
  • This depression situation is the result of the policies of state for past four decades. (marxist.com)
  • He waited inside the entrance of Saint Anthony Hospital where he had spent the past three days getting off heroin. (pjstar.com)
  • The synthetic opioid is attractive to dealers because, unlike heroin derived from the poppy plant, it's not subject to the vagaries of agriculture. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Bypassing the heavily policed old export routes through Pakistan and Iran, as much as half the Afghan heroin in Europe now arrives via the desperately poor republics of the former Soviet Union. (newsweek.com)
  • Afghanistan 's heroin has found a route through Africa's Sahara, where it exits the continent through Guinea-Bissau before heading to the US. (csmonitor.com)
  • Osama bin Laden was a failed CIA asset that was used as a pretext to invade Afghanistan to restart the heroin trade, which is a trillion-dollar business. (opednews.com)
  • Ahead, down a long hillside of parched grass and across the shallow river Pandj, is Afghanistan, the source of roughly 75 percent of the world's heroin. (newsweek.com)
  • Raw opium is openly available in shops all over Afghanistan, and its heroin continues to saturate the European market. (newsweek.com)
  • Massive overproduction in the '90s drove down heroin prices in the West and created huge unsold inventories in Afghanistan. (newsweek.com)
  • Heroin makes its way into the United States primarily from China, India, Afghanistan and Mexico. (poison.org)
  • A needle was in his arm, empty heroin packets in his waste-bin, according to news reports. (csmonitor.com)
  • The health of the heroin dependent population has been improving. (drugwarfacts.org)
  • Base heroin does not dissolve in water so to inject it users need to use an acid (like citric acid) to convert it into the 'salt' form. (drugscience.org.uk)
  • The GS/MS analysis confirmed MDMA in 84%, ketamine in 78%, amphetamine in 91%, cocaine in 92%, heroin in 88%, and LSD in 100% of the samples. (frontiersin.org)
  • Heroin and amphetamine prices have decreased significantly during the decade. (drugwarfacts.org)
  • The 25-year-old had just started shooting heroin into her veins a few days earlier. (courierpostonline.com)
  • If someone has regularly injected heroin into their veins, it tends to be very difficult to go back to using one of the less intense methods. (drugscience.org.uk)
  • BOSTON (AP) - Mayor Martin Walsh on Tuesday called for all first responders in Boston to carry the heroin overdose reversal medication known as Narcan. (washingtontimes.com)
  • A component of the proposed law would allow law enforcement personnel to administer a heroin antidote known as Narcan (or naloxone). (startribune.com)
  • Heroin is used recreationally because it produces intense feelings of euphoria and relaxation. (drugscience.org.uk)
  • The heroin we've just watched Lisa snort is no ordinary street smack. (vice.com)
  • Among the 79,402 survey respondents, the prevalence (proportion of the population affected) of heroin use increased from 0.33 percent in 2001-2002 to 1.61 percent in 2012-2013 and the prevalence of heroin use disorder increased from 0.21 percent to 0.69 percent, according to the results. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • The increase in the prevalence of heroin use was higher among whites (0.34 percent in 2001-2002 vs. 1.90 percent in 2012-2013) compared with nonwhites (0.32 percent in 2001-2002 vs. 1.05 percent in 2012-2013). (physiciansweekly.com)