Recent Examples of heroin from the Web
Heroin use by black people was used to start a war on drugs, while heroin use by white people has been used to transition that war into a more gentle, health-conscious approach, as noted in The New York Times in 2015, before Trump came to power.
At last week's Executive Committee meeting, several others spoke out on the need for behavioral health services, given the current heroin crisis in the nation.
According to Hawley’s office, 500 Missourians died from opioid overdoses or complications in 2015, and 300 more died from heroin, another drug commonly associated with opioid abuse.
Specifically, heroin overdose deaths have quadrupled since 2010, accounting for nearly 13,000 deaths in 2015, according to the data.
When combined, the mixture of fentanyl and heroin can be fatal.
How would stacking heroin or OxyContin next to the Jim Beam lower the availability?
Batiste died while distributing heroin, Regan told the court.
And thousands more have died after transitioning from a prescription opioid to a street drug like heroin.
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Origin and Etymology of heroin
First Known Use: 1898See Words from the same year
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