5 things you need to know about opioids that could save your life

Prescription pills

Opioids are a popular class of drugs used to relieve pain. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the drugs reduce pain signals that reach the brain and can sometimes create a euphoric feeling within the user. Some drugs that fit into the opioid category include heroine and prescribed pills such as morphine, oxycodone, […]

Teacher uses heroin during school and passes out while in class

Chris Chiappetta reportedly used heroine before teaching students and passed out in front of his class. According to NBC Philadelphia, Chiappetta, 26, was hired as a substitute teacher at a Pittsburgh high school on Oct. 16. Chiappetta took a break while teaching his class and decided to use heroine. When Chiappetta returned to the class, […]