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  InfoFacts - Heroin
Heroin is an addictive drug, and its use is a serious problem in America.
Heroin is processed from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant.
Heroin abuse during pregnancy and its many associated environmental factors (e.g., lack of prenatal care) have been associated with adverse consequences including low birth weight, an important risk factor for later developmental delay.
www.nida.nih.gov /infofax/heroin.html   (1436 words)

  
 Heroin - Facts & Figures - Drug Facts - ONDCP
Heroin is processed from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of certain varieties of poppy plants.
Heroin admissions represented 13.6% of the total drug/alcohol admissions to treatment during 1995 and 13.8% of the treatment admissions in 2005.
Heroin was first synthesized from morphine in 1874 and became widely used in medicine in the early 1900s.
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov /drugfact/heroin   (0 words)

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