Heroin is an opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as “black tar heroin."
What you need to know about Heroin Addiction:
Heroin Drug Facts
The Heroin Epidemic
Since 2012, Lorain County, like most other counties in Ohio has seen a significant spike in overdose deaths from opiate (including heroin). In 2011,there were 21 overdose deaths and in 2013, there have been 67 confirmed overdose deaths This page provides local resources for Lorain County's residents as well as links to state and national information regarding this epidemic.
S A M H S A Opioid Overdose TOOLKITS:
Opioid Overdose Toolkit: Facts for Community Members
Opioid Overdose Toolkit: Five Essential Steps for First Responders
Opioid Overdose Toolkit: Safety Advice for Patients & Family Members
Opioid Overdose Toolkit: Information for Prescribers
Opioid Overdose Toolkit: Resources for Overdose Survivors & Family Members