Heroin hub — publications, news, data and more


Heroin is a semisynthetic opioid obtained by acetylation of morphine, which occurs as a natural product in opium: the dried latex of certain poppy species. Illicit heroin may be smoked or solubilised with a weak acid and injected. On this page you can find links to data, scientific publications and resources available from the EMCDDA on the topic of heroin.