We are currently facing a very serious and scary heroin epidemic in the United States, one that is blind to social class, gender, age, race, and geographic location. Again and again we read shocking news stories of Midwestern teenagers, young mothers, and powerful business executives who die from heroin overdoses – an addiction their parents, friends, and spouses knew nothing about.
Many of these overdoses started with an addiction to prescription opioids, like Vicodin or OxyContin. It may start as innocently as a high school quarterback twisting his ankle and receiving a prescription for Vicodin. Even after the ankle has healed, the quarterback wants the high the pills gave him.
Heroin is also an opioid and satisfies the same needs of someone addicted to painkillers. Currently, heroin is significantly cheaper and more powerful than ever, leading to a shocking rise in deaths across the country. If you or someone you know is addicted to prescription painkillers, drug treatment is the first step toward recovery, and it could save your life!
Contact AToN Center at (888) 535-1516 today.