According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the admission rates for treatment of heroin addiction in the state of Kansas ranked lower than that for marijuana and cocaine. Heroin is a highly addictive drug processed from morphine, and opiate. One of the major dangers of heroin is not only its addictive properties, but how it is prepared on the street, and how it is administered. Street heroin can be mixed “cut” with other substances such as sugar, but sometimes poisons. Because of these unknown factors in the drug (including unknown potency), many users are at risk of overdose or death. Needles, which are not sterile, can also be a problem in the transmission of other diseases.
Addiction is a chronic disease into which people may relapse. According to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, of Kansas' 15,495 drug and alcohol users only 69 (0.45%) admitted themselves for treatment of addiction to heroin. Professional help is often required to help people recover from addiction, particularly from highly addictive drugs like heroin. If you are concerned that you, a friend, or a family member may be suffering from heroin addiction, it is very important to seek help. Our website has valuable information on where you can find assistance for yourself or another suffering from heroin addiction.
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