Category Archives: Heroin

Managing Son’s Heroin Addiction a ‘Full-Time Job’

  A family of eight outside Boston is struggling with their second-oldest son’s heroin addiction. Recently, he overdosed, and paramedics revived him with Narcan. Click for NBC clip (requires flash player).

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Heroin was a brand name

Heroin, or diacetylmorphine to give it its scientific name, was first synthesized in 1874 by an English gentleman called C. R. Alder Wright. It wasn’t until 1898 that a man called Heinrich Dreser, head of drug development at German pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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Fighting the Drug Epidemic

Most communities across New Hampshire have been touched by the opioid crisis that’s taken the lives of more than 400 Granite Staters last year, a majority from heroin and fentanyl. But one place in the Lakes Region stands out not … Continue reading

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Heroin Addiction, Recovery and No Shame

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