• What is behind our nation’s heroin epidemic?

    October 21, 2015

    For something so potentially deadly, it has some poetic nicknames: Black Pearl, China White, Brown Crystal. Heroin first came into being in 1874 when English chemist C.R. Alder Wright added two acetyl groups to the morphine molecule found in the flowering plant Papaver somniferum, the vari...

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  • Heroin a Killer among Young Adults

    June 25, 2015

    Many people are under the impression that heroin addiction is an issue of the past; one that only affects middle aged people, or one that rarely occurs in suburban communities. However, neighborhoods across the country are experiencing a rise in heroin addiction among teens and young adult...

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