Photos: 25 facts about heroin

Published On: Jun 07 2013 03:33:31 AM HST   Updated On: Jun 07 2013 03:40:28 AM HST

1: Heroin can be injected, inhaled by snorting or sniffing, or smoked. All three routes of administration deliver the drug to the brain very rapidly, which contributes to its health risks and to its high risk for addiction, which is a chronic relapsing disease caused by changes in the brain and characterized by uncontrollable drug-seeking no matter the consequences.

The 25 heroin facts in this slideshow are provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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