Category Archives: Heroin Addiction

Officials Confronted with High level of Heroin Abuse in New England

On the Boston Globe website recently, there were three articles that, taken together, illustrated the difficult situation we’re in with regard to this addictive, destructive drug. Two of the articles dealt with the increasing number of babies born in Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Heroin is Still Stealing our Young Adults

Probably the very best reason to keep young people from ever starting to use the gateway drugs (alcohol, tobacco and marijuana) is because how easy it is to migrate to the use of heroin. Look at this quote from one … Continue reading

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Seattle Opiate Deaths Illustrate Problem Across the Country

From Seattle, a report has just come out that illustrates the migration from prescription pain pill abuse to the use of heroin, with deadly results. This is a tragic trend that has been seen in every corner of our country. … Continue reading

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Maryland’s Drug Situation Illustrates the National Problem with Heroin and Pills

Maryland has long struggled with a heroin problem. In fact, the Baltimore inner city has been renowned as a center of heroin abuse and addiction for many years. It’s not uncommon for multiple generations in the same family to seek … Continue reading

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Where Did All this Heroin Come From?

Once upon a time, not so long ago, it was inconceivable that the average American would be addicted to heroin. It was only something that maybe people out on the fringes of society would do. Maybe bikers or jazz musicians … Continue reading

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Is the Next US Drug Trend Going to be Heroin?

The Washington Post just published an article that could be predicting a terrifying trend. According to an April 6th article, Mexican farmers are pulling out their marijuana crops and planting heroin poppies instead. So cheap heroin (far cheaper than prescription … Continue reading

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The Sad State of Many Heroin Addicts

When the unaddicted public thinks of heroin addicts, I suspect that they think of someone strung out due to withdrawal sickness, the way Frank Sinatra was in the movie Man with a Golden Arm. Or if they know something about … Continue reading

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Why Heroin Addiction Treatment Could Be Stopped By Insurance

When reports hit the news of the heroin overdose death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, one item in the story that attracted attention was the fact that only months before his death, the actor had checked into rehab in an attempt … Continue reading

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10 Signs of Hidden Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction can be easy to overlook if you are not familiar with the signs. You might notice that something is wrong with your friend or family member, but you could just as easily mistake the problem for a bout … Continue reading

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New Report Indicates Heroin Use Is Back Up

Heroin was originally developed in the later part of the 19th Century by chemists who were looking for a less addictive alternative to morphine. Morphine had been in widespread use for many years as a powerful painkiller, and for all … Continue reading

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