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  • Overcoming Heroin Addiction and Helping Others
    and what they have learned about themselves during treatment and go on to help others suffering from alcoholism or substance abuse Some people hit rock bottom and lose everything before they seek help for their addiction their homes jobs children families relationships health etc This is very sad and unfortunate but it doesn t have to be the end of the world as you know it I realize it must seem so but it s not the end of the world and you can overcome addiction and embrace life again and possibly go on to helping others suffering with addiction just like Kasey did How rewarding and amazing it must feel to not only be in control of your life again but to reach out and help others who are still lost and suffering The power of addiction is strong and sometimes it takes family or loved ones to intervene when a heroin addict alcoholic or drug user is addicted and their life is spinning out of control You don t have to be ready or willing to seek substance abuse treatment for it to work and change your life in a positive way forever Heroin Detox Methadone Treatment Centers Alabama 334 649 3039 Arkansas 870 277 4314 Connecticut 860 986 7636 Florida 561 859 0771 Idaho 208 473 2876 Iowa 712 266 3564 Louisiana 318 935 6161 Massachusetts 617 206 3810 Mississippi 662 269 0154 Nebraska 402 261 2767 New Jersey 732 497 3463 North Carolina 828 202 4176 Oklahoma 405 253 5317 Rhode Island 401 288 3581 Tennessee 423 208 9047 Vermont 802 428 4694 West Virginia 304 915 0148 Alaska 480 478 0599 California 626 498 2948 Delaware 302 342 8812 Georgia 678 573 5007 Illinois 708 248 8377 Kansas 785 380 0231 Maine 207 221 2169

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  • Injecting Heroin Continues to Pose New Risks
    have also overdosed when using heroin which can happen no matter how you administer the drug Some people think you have to inject heroin for an overdose to take place but this simply isn t true No matter what form of heroin a person abuses or how a person takes the drug an overdose can occur and the symptoms can include dangerously slowed breathing convulsions coma and possibly death which has occurred many many times There are other risks associated with the use of black tar heroin besides the ones listed above In 2011 there were 2 cases of suspected botulism in King County WA associated with injecting contaminated black tar heroin Texas had 4 similar cases in 2011 among black tar injection users There s no way of knowing what s in the heroin a person is abusing and no way of ever knowing if the substance is contaminated either Wound Botulism Symptoms Associated with Injecting Heroin Blurred vision Swallowing is difficult Fatigue Dizziness Weakness that worsens can lead to paralysis According to King County Public Health paralysis of a person s breathing muscles can take place in serious cases of botulism and you could have to be on a breathing machine until you can breathe on your own A full recovery can take months but if you don t receive medical treatment a person could die The risks associated with heroin use are alarming fortunately heroin seizures take place all of the time keeping some of this dangerous drug off the streets CBP is part of the Department of Homeland Security and in December of 2011 they reported around 17 pounds of black tar heroin was seized worth around 230 384 dollars The black tar heroin was hidden inside a speaker box and seized by the Border Patrol

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  • Injecting Heroin - 14 is Much too Young to Die
    and by the time they re in their mid teens they re already dependent on them Young people just don t understand the seriousness involved with abusing drugs and the risks they re taking when they use them Like I said at the age of 14 a teen s life should be filled with friends music fun laughter and innocent dreams not experimenting with a new drug Injecting drugs like heroin to get high is much more common than we may think and many young people who experiment with substance abuse are apt to try heroin to see what it s like No matter what drug a person chooses to experiment with they risk the chance of dying due to overdose or other health related issues Sadly 14 year old Jena Dolstad who lived in Alaska lost her life after being injected with heroin The young teen wanted to try something new and a 26 year old man allegedly injected her with the drug and she later died Young teens aren t the only ones experimenting with drugs like heroin or that become dependent on them and risk death due to their drug use A twenty five year old woman from Edwardsville was recently found slumped over in her parked car she died of a possible heroin overdose according to TheTelegraph com Heroin Detox Methadone Treatment Centers Alabama 334 649 3039 Arkansas 870 277 4314 Connecticut 860 986 7636 Florida 561 859 0771 Idaho 208 473 2876 Iowa 712 266 3564 Louisiana 318 935 6161 Massachusetts 617 206 3810 Mississippi 662 269 0154 Nebraska 402 261 2767 New Jersey 732 497 3463 North Carolina 828 202 4176 Oklahoma 405 253 5317 Rhode Island 401 288 3581 Tennessee 423 208 9047 Vermont 802 428 4694 West Virginia 304 915 0148 Alaska

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  • Another Precious Life Lost Due to Heroin Overdose
    or sniff or smoke the opiate drug it s addictive dangerous and deadly We have got to get the message out to young people especially that heroin use can result in accidental overdose which can be fatal If a person is fortunate and they don t accidentally overdose when they use the drug to get high they re heroin use can result in so many other serious health related problems Repeated use of heroin can cause collapsed veins in the user and infections in their valves and heart linings and they also risk disease that affects their liver and kidneys People who inject heroin put themselves at risk of HIV AIDS and other infectious diseases too I realize that a lot of young people are experimenting with prescription drugs today more than street drugs but it s also very common to move onto stronger and more serious drugs as time goes on Prescription medications are equally as dangerous when they re misused but some people who are abusing opiate painkillers move on to heroin and don t realize how devastating their life is going to be I think we have lost way too many precious lives due to substance abuse and don t want to see another parent have to bury their child due to a fatal overdose You don t have to be a chronic heroin user to die of a fatal overdose and you don t have to administer the drug to yourself to die from the fatal effects Heroin Detox Methadone Treatment Centers Alabama 334 649 3039 Arkansas 870 277 4314 Connecticut 860 986 7636 Florida 561 859 0771 Idaho 208 473 2876 Iowa 712 266 3564 Louisiana 318 935 6161 Massachusetts 617 206 3810 Mississippi 662 269 0154 Nebraska 402 261 2767 New Jersey 732 497

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  • We Can Help Others When We Share Heroin Addiction Stories
    overdose tragedies take place all of the time throughout the United States There are countless families and friends who have lost a loved one or friend due to heroin addiction I can t even begin to know how devastating this can be and admire anyone who shares their loss with others in hopes of saving someone else from going through the same tragedy If you have successfully recovered from heroin addiction your recovery story can help someone else and inspire their own recovery If you have lost someone near and dear to you because of heroin use or addiction your story can also help others who share a loss due to this addiction I realize heroin abuse and addiction can be embarrassing sometimes to talk about because many times families or friends are embarrassed that a loved one used drugs Never be ashamed or embarrassed that someone you love and care about had or has a problem with heroin or any other substance We all make poor choices in life and addiction is an illness that thousands of people share you re not alone It s important that we share our knowledge and stories so that others can benefit from our mistakes and losses like Cody who died from a heroin overdose Freddy who died from heroin use or Darren and Louise who are lucky to be alive after heroin abuse in hopes of helping someone else If you have a heroin recovery success story or have lost a loved one to this devastating addiction share your stories with us so we can make a difference in someone else s life Heroin Detox Methadone Treatment Centers Alabama 334 649 3039 Arkansas 870 277 4314 Connecticut 860 986 7636 Florida 561 859 0771 Idaho 208 473 2876 Iowa 712 266 3564

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  • Heroin Use and the Deadly Consequences
    heroin a person uses they re all addictive and can lead to an overdose which can be fatal unfortunately Even though prescription drugs are becoming more common drugs of abuse throughout the United States heroin remains to be a problem of concern in many areas Sadly people sometimes use heroin when they re unable to find prescription pain medications and the risks can unfortunately lead to overdose and death Heroin addiction isn t something that most of us are eager to talk about or even admit to if someone in our family is suffering from Unless we talk about it and make people aware of how dangerous the drug is and how widespread the use of heroin is we will continue to lose precious lives like Cody and thousands of others throughout the United States It doesn t seem to matter where you live many people today are hooked on heroin and sadly accidental overdose and fatal overdose takes place In the past several years heroin overdose related deaths have made headlines in Missouri among other states and according to DesMoinesRegister com Iowa is beginning to see an increase in use and deaths as well Heroin Detox Methadone Treatment Centers Alabama 334 649 3039 Arkansas 870 277 4314 Connecticut 860 986 7636 Florida 561 859 0771 Idaho 208 473 2876 Iowa 712 266 3564 Louisiana 318 935 6161 Massachusetts 617 206 3810 Mississippi 662 269 0154 Nebraska 402 261 2767 New Jersey 732 497 3463 North Carolina 828 202 4176 Oklahoma 405 253 5317 Rhode Island 401 288 3581 Tennessee 423 208 9047 Vermont 802 428 4694 West Virginia 304 915 0148 Alaska 480 478 0599 California 626 498 2948 Delaware 302 342 8812 Georgia 678 573 5007 Illinois 708 248 8377 Kansas 785 380 0231 Maine 207 221 2169

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  • Drug Smugglers go to Great Lengths Sometimes to Conceal Their Illegal Substances
    and abusing the drug poses dangerous health risks to the user If a person chooses to ingest them to keep them concealed they re really asking for trouble It s hard to imagine anyone actually smuggling a drug like heroin internally but it does happen CBP gov which is part of the Department of Homeland Security released a news bulletin on October 2011 about a Nigerian woman that did just that The Nigerian woman was sixty one years old and was arrested for allegedly internally smuggling heroin to Washington Dulles International Airport Internally smuggling 47 heroin pellets that s worth about 35 000 on the streets is extremely dangerous but people will go to great lengths no matter what the consequences may be When a person attempts to smuggle drugs by ingesting them they don t realize that not only can this lead to a very painful overdose an overdose of heroin or any other drug can be fatal Fortunately the 61 year old Nigerian woman was arrested and her attempt to smuggle heroin didn t end in a fatal overdose Not everyone ingests drugs in attempt to smuggle them into the country or to conceal them from authorities New Times shows how sometimes drug smugglers attempt to traffic their drugs concealed in foods Heroin Detox Methadone Treatment Centers Alabama 334 649 3039 Arkansas 870 277 4314 Connecticut 860 986 7636 Florida 561 859 0771 Idaho 208 473 2876 Iowa 712 266 3564 Louisiana 318 935 6161 Massachusetts 617 206 3810 Mississippi 662 269 0154 Nebraska 402 261 2767 New Jersey 732 497 3463 North Carolina 828 202 4176 Oklahoma 405 253 5317 Rhode Island 401 288 3581 Tennessee 423 208 9047 Vermont 802 428 4694 West Virginia 304 915 0148 Alaska 480 478 0599 California 626 498 2948 Delaware

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  • It's Time to Take Heroin Abuse Seriously
    decrease and this can be dangerous because sometimes breathing can slow down to the point of death A major problem with heroin is that the purity varies and the ingredients mixed with the drug by the people illegally manufacturing heroin use toxic chemicals like strychnine and anesthetics like procaine and lidocaine to cut the drug with The additives are extremely dangerous once they enter into a person s bloodstream whether they inject the drug snort it or administer it any other way This is why heroin is so dangerous and you don t have to be a frequent or chronic user to experience serious health consequences or death during use Opiate Dates you May Find of Interest In 1803 Frederick Returner isolated morphine from opium In 1832 Codeine was removed from opium It was in 1853 that the hypodermic needle was invented Heroin was actually produced from morphine in 1874 The manufacture and possession of heroin was made illegal by the Heroin Act which took place in 1924 No parent wants to get a call In the middle of the night or during any time of the day or week that their child overdosed on heroin or died as a result of overdose or drug related complications At the same time no child wants to learn that their parent is hospitalized or has died of a heroin or any other drug overdose but unfortunately heroin overdose or heroin related deaths take place all of the time If you or someone you know uses heroin or is addicted to the drug seek help before it s too late Heroin addiction is treatable and there are treatment options available today that help to decrease heroin withdrawal symptoms and cravings successfully manage abstinence and help you to reach your recovery goals You owe

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