Heroin’s Back

We’re thrilled that USA Today/Media Planet ran our Infographic and is helping to spread awareness about the heroin epidemic.

 

If you’ve seen the news lately, you may have noticed that heroin is back in a big way.

Communities across the country – regardless of geographic location or economic status – are experiencing an alarming uptick in deaths related to heroin overdose.

So, why is this happening? Why are so many teens becoming addicted to heroin in this day and age, when it seems nearly everyone knows the dangers of this drug? It’s beginning with something you might have at home right now. Nearly half of young people who inject heroin start by abusing prescription drugs.

 

To help you understand how the transition happens and what you should be aware of to keep your family and community safe, we’ve developed an interactive infographic. Follow the journey of a teen; hear stories from families who have been down this road; and find the tools you need to take action – whether you’re a parent, health care provider, educator or community member.

Resources like this are available free of charge because of generous donors. Please consider making a donation now so we can continue to help families every day. We appreciate your support.

Latest Drug and Alcohol News

Learn more about what is affecting your community and the world around you with our latest news about drugs and alcohol.

picture of hand holding pills