News about the opioid epidemic in the United states. These are the stories of heroin, opioid and drug addiction, overdose and victims.
“Most heroin users have a history of nonmedical use of prescription opioid pain relievers, and an increase in the rate of heroin overdose deaths has occurred concurrently with an epidemic of
Mar 29, 2017 · WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Heroin use in the United States jumped fivefold over a decade, and young, white males are …
Devastating consequences of the opioid epidemic include increases in opioid misuse and related overdoses, as well as the rising incidence of newborns experiencing withdrawal syndrome due to opioid use and misuse during pregnancy.
Mar 03, 2017 · America’s Heroin Epidemic Starts in Mexico First it was the Golden Triangle, then South America. Now the source for a nation’s insatiable demand is right next door.
States such as Ohio, where at least 23 residents die of heroin-related causes weekly, are among the most affected by this epidemic of addiction. Ohio saw nearly 1,200 overdose-related deaths in 2014 that were connected to heroin use.