Heroin is an illegal drug known as an opiate because it affects the opioid receptors in the brain. Heroin is a highly addictive drug, and its dangers have meant heroin overdose rates have increased in the United States.
From 2012 to 2013, heroin overdose rates have quadrupled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An estim... Read More →
It should be understood that there is a distinct difference between alcoholism and alcohol abuse. Despite the fact that these two designations are often applied synonymously, they are not the same. As stated above, alcoholism is characterized by a chemical dependence that drives the person to consume alcohol whether they want to or not. With alcoho... Read More →