Tag - Brain Chemistry

Brain with heroin needles.

Heroin Addiction Might Damage Brain DNA

Startling New Findings on Heroin’s Impact on the Brain At a recent Society for Neuroscience meeting, a team of researchers led by Mount Sinai Hospital’s Dr. Yasmin Hurd presented study findings indicating that extended use of heroin warps the brain at a fundamental level.[1] In a post-mortem study of the brains of heroin abusers, the researchers determined that the longer heroin is used, the more changes are made to the very shape and form of the DNA in the areas of [...]