Learn the basic facts behind the dangers of heroin abuse, including the history of heroin and other opiates, its legitimate medical uses, signs of addiction and dependence, addiction treatment options, prevention tools for parents, and much more.With heroin abuse on the rise as prescription painkillers become more tightly regulated, what are the basic facts we need to know about this dangerous and highly addictive drug? In this Get Smart Quick Guide, expert resources and information come together in an engaging and accessible e-book short. Topics include:What heroin is and where the entire class of opiates comes fromThe history of heroin’s use and abuseChanging cultural, social, and legal factorsDefinitions of normal use, abuse, and dependence, with information on prevention and advice for parentsHow heroin works, including its health effects and what makes it so addictiveIntervention and effective treatment methodsRelapse prevention tools for recovering dependents and addicts
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