Heroin

 

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What is Heroin?
Heroin is produced from morphine, a naturally occurring substance that comes from the opium of the poppy plant

State-Wide Mandate
In June of 2014, in response to the state wide heroin epidemic, Governor Cuomo passed a series of legislative bills regarding heroin. One of these bills outlines that all public and private universities in NYS cover heroin and opioid education starting at orientation.

Signs of Heroin Use
Changes: in friends, attitude or behavior
Secretive meetings/phone calls
Nodding off, oversleeping
Sickness, loss of appetite
Depression and irritability
Money disappearing
Long sleeves in the warm weather

Resources
New York State HOPEline- 1-877-HOPENY
www.combatheroin.ny.gov
www.drugabuse.gov
www.talkaboutrx.org

5 Take Away Points about Heroin

Highly addictive
Can be laced with impure substances
Overdose is possible every time
RX medications are often the gateway to heroin use
Heroin does not discriminate

For more information please contact:
Trisha DeWolf, MS, Alcohol and Other Drug Program Coordinator
SUNY Oswego Lifestyles Center
1 Rudolph Rd. Oswego, NY 13126 315 312-5648  
trisha.dewolf@oswego.edu SAMHSA Heroin Help Hotline Website

Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse