Heroin & Fentanyl Addiction

Heroin and Fentanyl are highly addictive opioid drugs that are bought and sold on the black market. Heroin is synthesized from compounds derived from the poppy plant. Fentanyl a synthetic opioid that is up to 100 times more potent than morphine and at least 50 times as potent as heroin and has become readily more available. Though its primary purpose is medical, it is a drug that is often made and used illegally, contributing to the rising numbers of opiate overdoses nationally. Heroin and Fentanyl interact with the areas of the central nervous system that control heart rate, respiration and other essential functions making its use extremely dangerous and potentially fatal.

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