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5 Effects of Heroin Use

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: December 9, 2020 Updated: March 22, 2021 Heroin is among the most addictive substances. If you engage in heroin use for long periods or overdose on it, the drug can wreak havoc on your body. Heroin abusers experience euphoria, but the feeling does not last for long.…

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Effects of Heroin Use

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 6, 2020 Updated: January 13, 2021 What Is Heroin? Heroin comes from morphine, a highly addictive substance that developers extract from the poppy plant. It is in a class of drugs known as opioids. As such, it is similar to drugs such as hydromorphone and oxycodone.…

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Teen Heroin Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 5, 2020 Updated: January 27, 2021 Teen Heroin Addiction Teens are no exception to the opiate epidemic, as teen heroin addiction is a natural consequence to 0.4% of 12th graders using heroin within the past year. Heroin is not only illegal but a highly dangerous and…