About Sara Brown

Sara Brown is the Sampan health editor.

What is heroin addiction?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, heroin is “synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder or as a black sticky substance, known as “black tar heroin.” Continue reading

Free health care service

Every Tuesday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Church in Malden 184 Pleasant Street Malden, MA 02148 The Sharewood Project offers free, unscheduled health care to the medically underserved populations of the greater Boston area. For more information please call (781) 324-8991 or e-mail sharewood.director@gmail.com. Please follow and like us: