Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death among Americans – 1 American dies of overdose every 9 minutes. 66% of the more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in 2016 involved an opioid. Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription pain medications like oxycodone and morphine, as well as illegal drugs like heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.

If you or a loved one have been affected by the use of opioids, our friends at Help.org are here to help you.

 

Guide to Heroin Addiction: Dangers & Side Effects

This guide combines current research to provide you with a complete explanation of the dangers, effects, and trends of heroin use in today’s society by compiling information from government and international agencies, scientific studies, and multiple news and print sources. Read more…

 

Guide to Heroin Addiction: Rehab & Recovery

This page compiles information from multiple health agencies and scientific studies to give you a holistic understanding of how to get help overcoming your (or your loved one’s) addiction to heroin. Read more…