Tag Archives: Heroin

How Dependency on Prescription Pain Killers Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

Man struggling with pain medication and heroin abuse It is estimated that between 26.4 million and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide, with an estimated 2.1 million people in the United States suffering from substance use disorders related to prescription pain killers. In 2012 and an estimated 467,000 people were addicted to heroin. Several factors may contribute to the severity of the rising [...]
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Using Heroin And Raising A Child

Close Up Of Child-Using Heroin And Raising A Child Shocking But Increasingly Common Earlier this year, the world heard of a tragic story that took place at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. While a seven-year-old girl was undergoing reconstructive surgery on her windpipe, her parents, Wesley and Mary Ann Landers, were busy shooting heroin in the hospital’s bathroom. In the end, the little girl’s mother died [...]
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