Writer's Guide to Government Information

Resources to inject real life detail into your fiction

Heroin from MedlinePlus

Heroin from MedlinePlus – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/heroin.html

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What does Asian heroin look like?
  • What treatment options are available for heroin addiction?
  • What are the symptoms of heroin and other opiate withdrawal?

Description:

A brief overview of herion and its effects, followed by links to other resources including:

  • Heroin (Drug Enforcement Administration)
  • Facts About Buprenorphine for Treatment of Opioid Addiction (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
  • Heroin Photos(Drug Enforcement Administration)
  • Heroin – Changes In How It Is Used: 1995-2005 (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
  • Characteristics of Adolescent Heroin Admissions (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
  • Opiate withdrawal
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