Are There Signs Of Heroin Overdose?

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The rate of heroin overdoses keeps climbing. It has become so prevalent, that no one can put enough information out there on what to do when you see someone dying. Heroin is killing people everywhere. If you don’t think you will ever be exposed to it, think about the grocery shopper who parked next to a young woman slumped over …

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10 Ways Heroin Addiction is Really Bad for You

10 ways heroin addiction is really bad for you.

  Heroin use is on the rise in the United States and there are some terrifying numbers that go along with that rise.  Between 2001 and 2013 the number of heroin overdoses has nearly quintupled.  It is safe to say that heroin is bad for you, but you may not have known these side effects were possible with heroin use. …

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Drug Overdose Deaths Highest Ever in U.S.

Drug Overdose Deaths | Lakehouse Recovery Center

Deaths from drug overdose remains a problem in the United States, despite the many efforts to reduce drug use, and it’s getting worse. A record high was set, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with 47,055 drug overdose deaths in 2014. Opioid use has been on the rise since the mid 1990’s when opioid prescriptions increased drastically. Law enforcement took action by shutting down pill mills and persecuting doctors who were overperscribing. This led opiate addicts to resort to heroin, a cheaper and more easily accessible alternative. Between 2007 and 2013, the number of heroin users almost doubled, according to Insight Crime. President Obama has taken steps to decrease the amount of heroin overdoses, including increasing access to addiction treatment and expanding training for doctors who prescribe prescription painkillers. However, Dr. Ted Cicero doesn’t believe that Obama’s efforts are going to help much. He explained, “At some point, heroin use will peak and then start to drop off, but for the foreseeable future, heroin is going to be a big problem.”

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