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Heroin Addiction: What You Should Know

Medically Reviewed Article from Healthline by Jaime Herndon, MS, MPH, MFA

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According to Jaime Herndon, "Heroin is highly addictive. It’s an opioid, which binds to receptors in the brain to release the chemical dopamine. As with most drug side effects, this release is only temporary — which leaves some people wanting more of the “good” feeling."

This article answers a number of commonly asked questions about heroin addiction.

Keywords

  • Heroin
  • addiciton
  • opioid
  • Recovery
  • Drugs
  • morphine
  • Disorder