Resource Center for Families MH Opioid Dependence
Resource Center for Families MH Opioid Dependence

Morphine, Codeine, Oxycodone, Heroin, etc.-see also Prescription Drug Abuse

 Characteristics of Adolescent Heron Admissiions (The TEDS Report, Dec. 3, 2009)

  • In 2007, there were just over 1,600 adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions for heroin abuse
  • On average, adolescent heroin admissions were 14.8 years old when they first used heroin and 16.3 years old at admission to treatment, indicating approximately 18 months of use before entering treatment
  • More than half (56 percent) of adolescent heroin admissions had at least one prior treatment episode

 MedlinePlus Health Topic: Heroin (English or Spanish)

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: Heroin Overdose (English or Spanish)

KidsHealth for Kids: What you need to know about drugs-heroin

Tips for Teens: Heroin (SAMHSA pdf)
Heroin (NIDA) 

Drug Guide: Heroin (

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: Morphine Overdose (English or Spanish)

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: Codeine Overdose (English or Spanish)
Medline Plus Encyclopedia: Acetaminophen and codeine overdose (English or Spanish)

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: Hydrocodone and acetaminophen overdose (English or Spanish) 
MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: Hydrocodone/oxycodone overdose (English or Spanish)

Mind Over Matter: Opiates (NIDA for Teens) 

Mind Over Matter: Teacher's Guide-Opiates

Sara's Quest: Opiates (NIDA for Teens quiz) 

Opioid Drugs: Summary of Recommendations (Consumer Reports on Health) 

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: Opiate withdrawal (English or Spanish) 

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia: Opioid intoxication (English or Spanish) 

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