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Heroin Abuse

Heroin Abuse Is Also Fueling This Viral Epidemic

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living

MACHIAS, Maine (AP) -- Public health agencies and drug treatment centers nationwide are scrambling to battle an explosive increase in cases of hepati...

Massachusetts Launches Plan To Counter Heroin Epidemic

Reuters | Jacqueline Tempera | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

BOSTON, June 22 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker unveiled a $27 million plan on Monday to increase the state's capacity to treat drug ...

Painkiller Abuse Is Down, But People May Be Turning To Something Even Worse

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - Abuse of opiate-based prescription painkillers such as oxycodone and morphine peaked around 2010-201...

Matt Sledge

Heroin-Linked Deaths Surge 39 Percent

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

Overdose deaths linked to heroin jumped 39 percent in 2013 from the year before, according to data released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control ...

Christie's Wife To Help Kick Off Anti-Drug Campaign

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

By Ellen Wulfhorst June 26 (Reuters) - The wife of Governor Chris Christie heads to one of New Jersey's most well-to-do communities on...

House Panel To Take On Prescription Drug, Heroin Abuse

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

April 22 (Reuters) - A panel of the U.S. House of Representatives has scheduled a hearing for April 29 on a rising tide of prescription drug and her...

'We're All Paying': The Misery Of Heroin

AP | AMY FORLITI, DAN SEWELL and NIGEL DUARA | Posted 04.05.2014 | Crime

On a beautiful Sunday last October, Detective Dan Douglas stood in a suburban Minnesota home and looked down at a lifeless 20-year-old — a needle ma...

The Terrifying Way Teens Are Getting Hooked On Heroin

OWN | Posted 03.11.2014 | OWN

When 20-year-old John purchased white powder at a party, he was told it was crushed painkillers. In reality, it was pure heroin. For four months, John...

Jillian Berman

How A Big Drug Company Inadvertently Got Americans Hooked On Heroin

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Business

When she was 18, Arielle would come home every day and embark on what she calls an “Easter egg hunt." She wasn’t looking for candy. Arielle was hu...

Heroin Is So Easy To Abuse, And Yet Overdoses Could So Easily Be Prevented

Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

Everything about Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from an apparent heroin overdose this past weekend is tragic and horrible. But unfortunately, stories ...

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Part Of An Alarming Epidemic

Agence France Presse | Jennie Matthew | Posted 04.05.2014 | Celebrity

The shocking death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a suspected drugs overdose has spotlighted a growing epidemic of heroin use acro...

Reflecting a Dark Future in the Crystal Ball

Joe Putignano | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Putignano

I've never judged anyone for using drugs. How could I? I find it oddly intelligent for people to gravitate to those things that make them feel whole; however, as with most drugs, meth becomes a prison made of molecules, locking the user in.

OxyContin Abuse Is Down, But Is Increasing Abuse Rates Of This Illicit Drug

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | Crime

By Gene Emery July 11 (Reuters Health) - U.S. drug abusers may be more likely to turn to heroin now that they are finding it harder to...

Teens Honor Memory Of Friend Who Died Of Heroin Overdose (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.16.2012 | Teen

A drug once associated primarily with crime, poverty, and homeless now has a surprising new set of victims -- suburban teenagers. More and more instan...

Man Behind Bars After Injecting Teenage Girl With Heroin

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 02.26.2012 | Crime

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 14-year-old Alaska girl was in critical condition days after a 26-year-old man injected her with heroin at his Anchorage h...

Heroin Abuse On The Rise In Chicago, Suburbs

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More people in Chicago and its suburbs are admitted to hospital emergency rooms for heroin use than in any other major city, and heroin is now the mos...