Heroin, Neuroscience for Kids
Heroin, Center for Substance Abuse Research
Heroin "was originally intended to wean morphine addicts from the drug, but has since become a much bigger problem than morphine. The name is derived from 'a hero' for it's supposed effect of saving morphine addicts. Currently, heroin has no real medicinal value and is one of the most abused narcotics ever synthesized, being responsible for the destruction of many lives."