Tox Tuesday: Tainted heroin

Concerns continue to rise in parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York as various unknown substances being sold as heroin have been linked to at least six overdose deaths in recent months. While authorities are still unsure exactly what the substances are composed of, they have chosen to not keep this quickly escalating drug […]

Tox Tuesday: Heroin

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

As abuse of prescription opioids continues, many users often turn to heroin as a cheaper alternative.

Heroin is an opioid, a class of drugs that relieve pain and, in many cases, often are abused. It causes euphoria and decreased mental function, followed by a drowsy […]