Editorial Staff in Opioid Crisis
March 14, 2024

Statistics on Heroin Addiction, One of America’s Longest-Lasting Addiction Nightmares

This article defines what heroin is, lists the many side effects users experience, and shows the trajectory of heroin addiction over time. Heroin is one of the longest-lasting drug problems in the country, and it is still a serious issue today.


Ren in Drug Information
December 1, 2018

All About Heroin—How One of the World’s Oldest Drugs Made a Comeback in the 21st-Century

We have all likely heard of heroin, the drug whose very name inspires thoughts of sorrow and despair when we hear it spoken. Heroin’s wicked web of addiction and dependence of millions of people over the years has built a thoroughly bad reputation for this life-threatening drug.


Ren in Drug Information
September 4, 2018

Speedballing, Opioid Drug Overdoses, and the Condition of Addiction in America

No one necessarily wants to hear about the greatest struggles that our nation faces and how bad these problems are getting, but sometimes we have to confront these issues and really confront them.


Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Prevention
July 17, 2014

Maryland’s Drug Situation Illustrates the National Problem with Heroin and Pills

Maryland has long struggled with a heroin problem. In fact, the Baltimore inner city has been renowned as a center of heroin abuse and addiction for many years.


Sue Birkenshaw in Drug Rehabilitation
December 8, 2011

John’s Heroin Addiction Recovery

John tells his story of how he started with alcohol at age 13 and then progressed to more and more drugs until he finally ended up addicted to heroin and opioids. He then found the Narconon program and beat his addiction.