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Loperamide in anti-diarrheal medications may lead to heroin-like high, warn officials

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned people against taking anti-diarrheal medications in large doses as it can lead to a high similar like that of heroin. Loperamide, an ingredient present in Anti-diarrhea medications is responsible for producing this high. “If you’re going through withdrawal and you don’t have money and you can’t […]

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Pitfalls of discarded drug paraphernalia

Heroin, a highly addictive illegal opioid, is listed as Schedule I drug and has no accepted medical use in the United States. Despite the dangers associated with heroin abuse, there has been a significant rise in the number of users in the U.S.  In 2016, an estimated 948,000 people aged 12 or older were heroin […]

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Fathoming effects of China White

China White is a potent designer opioid and as the name suggests, was originally produced in China. Being similar to the synthetic painkiller fentanyl, which is a prescription painkiller that is 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the United States has classified China White as illegal. Like […]

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Abuse of non-medical painkillers by veterans may lead to heroin use, says study

Findings from a 10-year study of nearly 3,400 U.S. army veterans have shown a link between abuse of non-medical opioid pain medication and heroin initiation. A team of researchers from Brown and Yale Universities tracked veterans at nine Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities who were enrolled in the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS). Results of the […]

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Hazards of heroin addiction

02-08 | By CSAA Team

Hazards of heroin addiction

Heroin is a highly addictive substance commonly available on the streets of the United States. It is an opioid drug derived from morphine, which is a naturally forming chemical extracted from the Asian poppy plant. Although the drug is banned in the U.S. for non-medical purposes since 1924, the epidemic of heroin addiction has been […]

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Chalk talk on substance abuse - Part 3: US states with highest drug-related overdose and death cases till 2016

Lately, there has been an abrupt spike in drug overdose deaths in the United States. These deaths have been rising in many demographic regions of the nation. The sudden rise can be attributed to an increase in abuse of various substances like heroin, designer drugs and fentanyl. According to epidemiologists, such sharp rise in drug-related […]

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Male and female Brains respond differently to substance abuse: Study

Gender disparity, as it is often alleged, is not just limited to workplaces or households, as even drugs react differently depending on one’s sex, according to a study published in journal Radiology. In fact, other animals are no different from human beings as far as drugs’ gender-based impact is concerned.

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