Heroin - Opioid addiction, part 7
This two-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording uses a question and answer format to educate people about heroin, which is an opioid drug produced from morphine, a natural substance derived from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. It explains how heroin is used, how it affects the brain, risk of overdose, and addiction. The document discusses how heroin addiction can be reduced by preventing prescription opioid abuse, increasing heroin addiction treatment such as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), and reversing heroin overdoses with the medication naloxone. Contact information for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline is provided.
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