Latest News

Drug users switch to heroin because it's cheap, easy to get

Drug users are attracted to heroin not only for the ?high,? but because it is less expensive and easier to get than prescription painkillers, a nationwide survey of heroin users indicate. Researchers have found that many suburban drug users have made the switch. "In the past, heroin was a drug that introduced people to narcotics," said the principal investigator. "But what we're seeing now is that most people using heroin begin with prescription painkillers such as OxyContin, Percocet or Vicodin, and only switch to heroin when their prescription drug habits get too expensive."
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Brain inspired data engineering

  • Social media data contain pitfalls for understanding human behavior

  • Education is key to climate adaptation

  • Forget about the car keys, do you know when to take away your parent's checkbook?

  • Follow-up on psychiatric disorders in young people after release from detention

  • Teens with a history of TBI are nearly 4 times more likely to have used crystal meth

  • Stroke damage mechanism identified

  • Drug to reduce side-effects of 'binge drinking' developed

  • How do Tourette's patients react to visual stimulation with their own self-image?

  • 'Trigger' for stress processes discovered in brain

  •