Heroin Becoming More and More Deadly-Now It's an "Epidemic"
Have you ever tried doing heroin? How many times have you done heroin? Do you find yourself tempted too much by the lure of opiate-based drugs? What would you do to get your next hit? How far would you go? Have you ever thought about maybe that you're addicted to drugs? Lots of people find themselves addicted to drugs, and drug addiction is a disease that affects millions of Americans each year. And heroin is one of the deadliest drugs around the world. Unfortunately, its popularity is exploding right now-with some tragic consequences. There have been a number of high-profile heroin-related overdoses lately. For just one example, think of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Click here to learn more about his heroin overdose.
Heroin Use Getting More and More Widespread
What's behind the increased popularity of heroin? Forbes magazine says, "The statistics suggest that heroin has taken up the slack from fall offs among other major drugs (only marijuana and hallucinogens like ecstasy have held steady or slightly increased among new users over the last decade)." Law enforcement officials around the country have spoken of heroin abuse as an "epidemic," with huge amounts of addiction increasing year by year. And heroin has a hugely negative effect on the addict-click here to learn more about heroin and what it does to people.
Heroin Getting Huge in PA-Just One Example
Did you know that heroin has become the top drug of choice for Pennsylvania? “It is a dire problem because our children are dying. The age of first time users is getting lower, said Kathleen Kane, the PA attorney general. Pennsylvania has a huge problem with heroin in part because it's a crossroads. "We’re the keystone of the Keystone State. We have Route 83, 81, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and even Route 15,” said Dave Freed, a district attorney from Cumberland County. “These are major, major transit routes and we have a ton of drugs, ton of contraband coming through here.”
Help for Heroin Addiction with Good Rehab in PA
Do you do heroin? Do you wish that you could stop? Do you want to get clean and kick the habit? Do you wish that you could get help and treatment for your drug abuse? Call Retreat at Lancaster County today. Our PA rehab center can help you get free of addiction and begin your new life today. We're conveniently located close to where you are, not far from Pittsburgh or Philadelphia. And we're within easy driving distance of (and can arrange transportation from) OH, PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, and CT. Call today to keep heroin from taking over your life. Click here to learn more about how we can help you with your heroin habit.