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Fatal Heroin Overdoses Have Doubled

Heroin and prescription opioid medications have common origins in naturally occurring substances found in the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). Among other things, this means that both heroin and prescription opioids are capable of producing fatal opioid overdoses. In a report issued in October 2014 in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers from the federal …

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Heroin Addiction Often Signals Need for Mental Health Services

Heroin abuse is a problem with potentially fatal consequences. The risk of mortality does not just lie in the many physical problems that can result from abusing heroin over a long period of time. And adding the risk of fatal overdose into the picture doesn’t completely account for the many people who do not survive …

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