- 17 Mar
Because prescription painkillers are becoming harder to obtain…
Because prescription painkillers are becoming harder to obtain and the cost is increasing, many people who abuse opiates are turning to heroin as a cheaper and stronger alternative. Nearly half of heroin users began first by abusing prescription opiates. The CDC reports that in the past 10 years heroin abuse has doubled for Americans aged 18-25. 8,200 people died from a heroin overdose in 2013, which is almost four times the amount of overdose deaths in 2002.
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