Provided by the Addiction Policy Forum, this short video provides a good animation to better understand addiction (substance use disorder). (4:11)
Dr. Sayeh Beheshti, MD explains the biochemical mechanisms of opioid and heroin addiction.
A Northeast Indiana resident talks about his son's addiction, and the prescription drugs that contributed to it.
Katie Couric reports on painkiller addiction, and shares one woman's personal story. An addiction which began with surgery. (10:15 minutes)
Captain Kevin Hunter, Vice and Narcotics Division, Fort Wayne Police Department, guides parents on areas to look in their child's bedroom.
This is a personal story about a golf professional who inadvertently became addicted to prescription opiate medication.
A criminal court judge's perspective of the opiate crisis: "We can't arrest our way out of this!" This Allen County judge talks about the...
Naloxone can be obtained from a participating pharmacy without having to see a doctor, and could be life-saving in the event of an overdose.
Dr. Gregory Eigner and Dick Boggess, a licensed clinical addictions counselor, share their thoughts about addiction, including the changes needed in opioid prescribing habits for...
WLWT in Cincinnati uncovers the heartbreak of heroin addiction and how it affects newborns and teens.
WLWT in Cincinnati discusses the epidemic of opiate addiction, and what law enforcement is doing to address the problem.
Heroin and prescription pain medications are derived from the same plant, the poppy. These highly addictive drugs are in a class called opioids.
Eighty percent of opiate painkillers produced in the world are consumed by Americans.
Fifty-two million people in the U.S. have used prescription drugs nonmedically.
In the past several years, the purity of street heroin has drastically increased, allowing it to be snorted instead of having to be injected.
The purity of heroin is never known to consumers. It can be cut with more potent drugs or diluted. This uncertainty drastically increases the chances of an overdose.
Every hour in the U.S., a baby is born with symptoms of opiate withdrawal.
Heroin users are at an increased risk for Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS
Heroin was developed in 1898, as a supposed "less potent" substitute for opium.