Tips for Teens: The Truth About Heroin
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Heroin Fact Sheet
CDC Vital Signs - Heroin
Facts and Information about Heroin from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids - Learn exactly what heroin is, it's effects, street names, how it is used, and more.
Basic and Easy to Understand Fact Sheet about Heroin - This Above the Influence fact sheet focuses on what heroin is and the risks associated with use.
Information on Heroin Abuse - Individuals who abuse heroin may exhibit a number of signs and symptoms. However, not all abusers will react to heroin in the same way. While signs and symptoms of abuse may vary from person to person, most people exhibit certain symptoms and behaviors indicative of an abuse problem.
What is Heroin? - This fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Agency focuses on what heroin is, the origins of heroin, overdose effects, and legal status. Page 36 of the PDF focuses solely on information about heroin.
Heroin Overview and Signs of Use - A basic overview of the signs and symptoms of heroin abuse and health risks associated with heroin use.
Heroin Overview and Signs of Use - This website provides a comprehensive overview of heroin addiction signs and symptoms and a look at the serious damage to the abusers mind, body, and general quality of life.
Heroin Research Report - This comprehensive research report series offers the latest scientific information on heroin use, statistics, consequences of use, and treatment options available for those struggling with heroin addiction.
Heroin Statistics and Trends - This quick reference offers a look at heroin use with the 2015 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey and the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Also included are links to more educational resources on heroin.
Heroin Prevention Program Research and Evaluation - The Robert Crown Center Heroin Prevention Program focuses on primary prevention, providing middle school and high school students, their parents and school staff with the scientific and social/emotional learning content to understand the risk of drug use, specifically targeting prescription pain medication and heroin.
Heroin Overview and Information for Kids - Heroin is a very addictive and dangerous drug, but introducing too much information about heroin can easily frighten and overwhelm children. KidsHealth provides kid-friendly information so young kids can learn more about heroin.
What is Heroin? - A resource to help teens understand the science behind drug abuse. Information is provided to teens about what heroin is, how heroin is used, the effects of heroin, information on heroin addiction, and what to do if they know someone who abuses heroin.
Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Opioids
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National Institute on Drug Abuse: Facts on Opioids
CDC: Prescription Opioids - What You Need to Know
DEA Drug Fact sheet
Preventing Opioid Misuse Among Student Athletes
What are opioids? Opioid drugs include heroin but also doctor prescribed drugs that relieve pain.
Is Someone You Love Addicted to Opioids? - This infographic helps parents ask tough questions and gives examples of what to look for if you suspect someone you love is using drugs.
Heroin and Other Opioids Learn about heroin and other opioids as well as how to take action against this epidemic.
Keep Your Medicine Out of the Hands of Teens. Know What You Have and Where it Is.
Getting High on Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs Is Dangerous: Information for Teens
Prescription Drugs: They Can Help But Also Hurt: Not Worth the Risk (for Teens)
Talking to Your Kids About Prescription Drug Abuse
You’re in Control. Using Prescription Drugs Responsibly
Helping Students Avoid Prescription Drug Abuse
Fact Sheet Preventing Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs
Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Guide
From Rx to Heroin
Mind Over Matter: Prescription Drugs
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What is fentanyl? - Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is much more powerful.
Misuse of Prescription Drugs - Physicians, their patients, and pharmacists all can play a role in identifying and preventing nonmedical use of prescription drugs.
CADCA's Online Rx Prevention Toolkit - CADCA's Online Rx Abuse Prevention Toolkit contains facts, strategies and tools to prevent and reduce teen Rx medicine abuse in your community. This newly revised toolkit is based on CADCA’s Seven Strategies for Effective Community Change. Incorporating these strategies will help you formulate, modify and implement your prevention and intervention strategies.
Prescriptions and Over the Counter Medications - Some medications have mind-altering properties and, because of that, are sometimes abused—that is, taken for reasons or in ways or amounts not intended by a doctor, or taken by someone other than the person for whom they are prescribed.
SAMHSA addresses prescription drug misuse and abuse using a public health approach that includes early intervention, prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.