Heroin is the common name for the psychoactive drug, diacetylmorphine. This fact sheet provides answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions about heroin including signs and symptoms of a heroin overdose, how to stop a heroin overdose, and treatment options for heroin addiction.
This booklet from the ACLU addresses what constitutional rights you have when you are stopped, questioned, arrested, or searched by law enforcement officers. Available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, French, Farsi, Chinese, Creole, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, and Vietnamese.
Synthetic opioids refer to a category of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) that are either known to be opiates or have opiate-like effects. Fentanyl is perhaps the most well-known of the synthetic opioids, since it has been extensively researched and is one of the only substances approved for prescription use.