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Heroin Use and the Deadly Consequences

The appearance of heroin can vary depending on where it comes from and how pure it is. Most of the time heroin is sold in white or off white powder form. Usually the whiter the color, the purer the heroin is. Heroin can also be found in a hard type substance that's black in color almost like tar, this is known as 'black tar heroin'. It doesn't matter which form of 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.


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