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Can Heroin Withdrawal Kill You?

Getting clean is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones. However, it’s not easy, as anyone who’s suffered from painful withdrawal symptoms knows. If you’re trying to overcome heroin addiction, asking, “Can heroin withdrawal kill you?” is a valid question. Find out the real answer so that you…

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Teen Heroin Use Is On The Rise

Teen heroin use is on the rise. The 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 695,000 American adolescents ages 12-17, or 2.8% of that population, misused prescription painkillers (codeine, oxycodone, and other opiates/opioids). These prescription painkillers are a major reason teen heroin use is on the rise. The same survey reported that…

Woman struggling with addiction like others in the heroin epidemic

Heroin Epidemic

Adolescence is a difficult time, even without a heroin epidemic. Complex changes related to developing and maturing lead to awkward emotions, self-esteem problems, and anxiety. Peer pressure and socializing can create stress, as can balancing academics, personal development, and hobbies. Since the human brain’s decision-making centers are constantly evolving until your late 20s, teenagers are…

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Are Teens Part of the Opioid Epidemic?

The opioid epidemic is something that the United States continues to battle. Each year, thousands upon thousands of people are dying from opioids of various kinds. As a parent, you may wonder if teens are part of this epidemic, and the current data is surprising. We find that as the epidemic continues without losing any…