Addiction Treatment Specialists Say Heroin Deaths Avoidable

Addiction Treatment Specialists Say Heroin Deaths Avoidable
A major factor in the upsurge, drug-treatment specialists say, is middle class people in their 20s and 30s who become addicted to prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin, and then turn to heroin. “Someone will typically start on an opioid painkiller …
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Heroin use in NH at 'epidemic' levels, study says
“Some individuals become addicted to prescription pain medication after having been prescribed these medications to manage pain,” Harding said. “Some individuals who have misused prescription drugs may turn to heroin because it is cheaper and more …
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Heroin use rising in state, US attorney says
The 13-person panel provided each other with information about effective heroin addiction treatments and strategies. They largely agreed that education and treatment are the most effective ways to deal with the problem. West Virginia has an opportunity …
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