Heroin: The Illegal Opioid

Green Clock Hours: 1.50

The history of diacetylmorphine (heroin) along with current epidemiological data and overdose statistics together illustrate the dangers associated with use and abuse of, dependence on, and addiction to this drug. Characteristics of heroin such as its appearance, chemical structure, administration, metabolism, and mechanism of action are addressed in this module to elaborate on how the drug elicits such a strong, unique euphoric effect compared to other opioid medications. Additionally, various treatment approaches for the management of acute and chronic heroin use are discussed. This includes the identification and treatment of heroin overdose, withdrawal, addiction, and other associated complications of chronic use. It is essential for all healthcare professionals to understand heroin’s use and treatment management for users.

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Course Description

The history of diacetylmorphine (heroin) along with current epidemiological data and overdose statistics together illustrate the dangers associated with use and abuse of, dependence on, and addiction to this drug. Characteristics of heroin such as its appearance, chemical structure, administration, metabolism, and mechanism of action are addressed in this module to elaborate on how the drug elicits such a strong, unique euphoric effect compared to other opioid medications. Additionally, various treatment approaches for the management of acute and chronic heroin use are discussed. This includes the identification and treatment of heroin overdose, withdrawal, addiction, and other associated complications of chronic use. It is essential for all healthcare professionals to understand heroin’s use and treatment management for users.

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