This street drugs’ potency varies, is instantaneously addictive, all levels of strength gets to the brain very quickly and its users are at high risk for overdose. Although heroin use in the general population is rather low, the numbers of people starting to use heroin have been steadily rising since 2007. From 2001 to 2013 there was a 5-fold increase in the total number of deaths related to heroin overdose, soaring to more than 8,000 deaths in 2013.
Certain prescribed medications can create another dependency on heroin such as soboxone, subutex and methadone. All of these prescribed medications are also habit forming and can lead to addiction.
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