A 33-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: heroin addiction?
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
Heroin addiction: Heroin (diamorphine) is an opiate that is often abused for recreation. A heroin addiction is a compulsive physical or psychological need for this habit-forming substance.
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