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What Are Heroin and Its Risky Cutting Agents?

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Most of us know Heroin as a very powerful, illegal and life-taking drug that has completely taken over the streets and many peoples lives, but what most don’t know is that it is a street drug and opiate, derived from morphine. It has no medical use whatsoever, and is only available through the illegal “black markets.” Due to the fact that no one knows exactly where it comes from, it is not regulated and that means that know one really knows what they will get in a substance marked as “heroin.”

Along with most illegal substances, Heroin is often “cut” with a variety of different substances to make the “batch” last longer and stretch further, giving the dealers more clients and money. More recently the substance that is being used to “cut” the Heroin is a substance called Fentanyl. A very powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is reported to be 50 to 100 times more potent. As if Heroin wasn’t bad enough as it is, being “cut” with Fentanyl raises the risk of over dosing an incredible amount leaving more and more users unknowingly at risk for overdose and death.

Along with Heroin laced with Fentanyl, addiction is an ugly thing, but the road to recovery is long, winding, and very bumpy but the one thing that it is not, is impossible. Recovery is very much possible for everyone out there struggling with addiction, you just have to know what steps to take to begin the journey. If you or someone you know are currently addicted and want to receive treatment, especially in opioid addiction, help is available. Call Dayton Recovery today, and start the beginning of the rest of your life!