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Pregnant Woman Dies of Heroin Overdose

“You suffer the rest of your life, you fight the rest of your life, and there’s only a few ways out of it: jails, institutions or death.” This is what Isaac Brello says about how heroin addiction overtakes you and rules your life at the cost of everything else — and he should know. His…

Nasal Spray Helps Prevent Heroin Overdose

In the U.S., the rate of death from heroin overdoses has been increasing fairly steadily for a number of years. Health professionals and some private citizens can treat a heroin overdose with a medication called naloxone. However, naloxone typically comes in an injectable form, and circumstances don’t always allow for the easy injection of affected…

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Prescription Drugs are Gateway to Heroin

In many cases, teens try prescription drugs and get hooked on the addictive medication. Soon, however, they are unable to afford the high cost of a drug like OxyContin and begin looking for alternatives to reach a similar high. All too often, that alternative is heroin. Compared to prescription drugs, it is cheap and easy…