Heroin is an opiate drug which is not only illegal but also highly addictive. The preferred method of taking Heroin is to inject the same in the bloodstream. Statistics show that Heroin addiction tops the list of all kinds of substance abuse in Maryland with about 29.1% people reporting for treatment for this addiction of which 56.4% were males and 43.5% were female users. It has also been seen that the highest concentration of heroin abusers is found in and around the city of Baltimore where heroin with a very high degree of purity is readily available.
Heroin addiction is rampant among teenagers and young people who drive to Baltimore to obtain this drug which is sold by its street name, “smack”, in the form of gelatin capsules. Even though short term effects include euphoria and clouded thinking, an overdose of this drug can also be fatal for heroin has been known to depress our breathing. There is also a risk of contracting Aids, HIV and Hepatitis due to the use of injections to administer this drug. To save an addict from this potentially life-threatening drug, please browse through our web directory to find details of a treatment center nearby and save your near and dear ones from spiraling slowly towards death.
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