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Is Heroin an Opioid?

Patient talks with treatment professional about opioid use.

Given its rise in popularity over the past few decades, many people have begun to ask, “Is heroin an opioid?” Heroin and similar substances have burst onto the scene of illegal drugs since the turn of the century. They have disrupted or shortened the lives of people nationwide. The best way to stop drugs from […]

Dangers of Heroin and Fentanyl

Heroin and fentanyl are both opioids, a type of drug synthesized from chemicals endemic to the poppy plant. Some opioids are prescribed for pain relief, especially in cases of severe or chronic pain, but neither heroin nor fentanyl is widely used in any medical application, save for some post-surgery situations. Instead, these two opioids are […]