Painkiller abusers who start using heroin do not stop using their prescription opioids, a new study found.
According to a study, problem drug abusers who failed school and their jobs were more likely to die from a fatal overdose.
The CDC calculated that from 2010 to 2012, the death rate caused by heroin overdoses has doubled.
Marijuana is the most widely used drug within the United States, a new report conducted by U.S. health officials found.
A new study examining survey answers found that prescription drug abusers often turn to heroin as a cheaper alternative.
Reportedly in Anne Arundel County, there have been cases of heroin overdoses at a rate of more than one a day this year and hence to save overdose deaths officials announced they're putting a powerful drug in the hands of police officers.
First responders should carry naloxone, which counteracts the effects of a heroin overdose, the director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy said.
In Pittsburgh, PA, a 'bad batch' of heroin could be responsible for the rise in deaths caused by overdose.
According to a new report, the war on illegal drugs is failing.
A surgeon in Russia was arrested for stealing heroin after helping the police remove heroin from a drug courier's stomach.
If the vaccine proves successful in human trials, it could provide relief for the estimated 10 million who are addicted to heroin today.
The Food and Drug Administration announced that the generic version of painkiller, OxyContin will no longer be approved due to drug abuse.
Officials in Long Island say that a 21-year-old woman faked a cancer diagnosis in order to obtain money for her heroin addiction.
For the millions of people in the world suffering from substance abuse, there is little help for those who want to quit.
The top drug worker said that prosecuting drug addicts was unproductive.