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Heroin Abuse

  • By: Scott E. Hadland M.D., M.P.H.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The illicit use of heroin is an important international health concern, especially in light of evidence showing that unsafe drug injection practices lead to transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus causing the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), ...

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