Opioid Abuse Leads to Heroin Use

Opioid Abuse Leads to Heroin Use

Why is this happening?

  • Among new heroin users, 75 percent report having abused prescription opioids before using heroin. (CDC)
  • Heroin availability at the retail level in many US markets is a high purity (CDC)
  • Increased heroin availability at a relatively low price (compared to prescription opioids) (CDC)
  • Prescription opioids and heroin have similar euphoric effects. (NIDA)
  • The number of heroin users has more than quadrupled during the last decade.(JAMA Psychiatry)
  • Approximately 75 percent of new heroin users are coming to heroin after having abusing prescription opioids. (CDC)
  • Heroin, on the other hand, has varying purities, adulterants, making it much easier to overdose.
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Mission To create lasting and effective solutions to addiction prevention and treatment. Vision To take a proactive approach to substance use disorder, while taking all actions in this realm possible to educate, inform and safeguard the health and welfare of the society. Plan I Don’t Do Addictive Drugs (IDDAD) provides education and awareness and eventually treatment in the areas of prevention, intervention, and aftercare to the affected individuals, their caretakers, families, and the community.

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