Heroin is a monster that takes lives and leaves families heartbroken. Over the past few years, heroin has become a serious problem in suburbs, with record high rates of addiction and overdoses. The nationwide epidemic is hitting young adults hard. The stereotype of city junkies has become an antiquated image.

Heroin Epidemic Seen in Schools on the Rise

The ruthless drug is now making its way around school hallways and college parties. In the past year over 1,000 Americans ages 18 to 25 died from overdoses, with the majority of them involving heroin.

Behind the thousands of heroin users across the country, are families who live in fear every day. Every time the phone rings, these parents worry if their child has been arrested. Every time there is a knock at the door, they worry if they’re going to have to identify a body. Addiction is a progressively debilitating disorder that affects the entire family, not just the user. For many families, it ruins their lives and destroys them financially.

Fighting drug addiction is not an easy task for the addict or the addict’s loved ones. Everyone has a role to play in this battle, but with a solid plan of action to get your loved one the help they need, it can be won.

Available Drug Treatment Options

If you want more information about available drug treatment options or need assistance in planning an intervention, call The Discovery Institute today to speak with our knowledgeable staff (800) 714-2175. Help is waiting.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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