Life in the keystone state may sound idyllic enough, but there is a darker side to rural Pennsylvania that you don’t always hear about. According to an investigative report that was released on Tuesday, heroin is easier to get than a bottle of wine and can be cheaper than a six-pack of beer. The state is not alone in its struggle against the Continue reading
The portrait of opioid addiction in the United States has taken on a very different hue.
Half a century ago, opioid addiction typically began with heroin. Young men from low-income neighborhoods were the most likely candidates–usually starting around age sixteen.
Nowadays, narcotic addiction begins within the Continue reading
A powerful marketing campaign can be the make-break point of business, and so it is with heroin. Dealers are cranking up the creativity to generate interest, coming up with clever branding that advertises Continue reading
The rate of fatalities from unintentional heroin overdoses in New York City last year was the highest the city has seen in the past ten years, according to a recent report from the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene. Highlighting what appears to be a surge in heroin usage in New York City and across the country, the report indicates that the number of overdoses involving Continue reading
One of the most addictive drugs on the market is surprisingly misunderstood. Heroin use often begins innocently, without any intention of continued use. Or users turn to it out of desperation when less potent Continue reading
Heroin withdrawal is something you may experience as a heroin user if you have been taking the drug for a while, whether as a regular user, in binges, or if you have become addicted to the drug. One of the easiest ways to understand the concept of heroin withdrawal is to think of using heroin as taking out a loan. In the beginning, you are experiencing Continue reading