National data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration data show that the number of teens dying from heroin abuse In NY has soared dramatically. In 1999, 198 people between the ages of 15- 24 died of a heroin overdose and then in 2009, there were 510 deaths alone in a single year. The figure of teenage people seeking heroin treatment has skyrocketed from 4,414 to more than 21,000 (about 80 percent) between 1999 and 2009. Heroin, an opiate made from the poppy plant, works on the human body in a similar manner like many prescription drugs such as morphine and oxycontin. It is among the most addictive drugs and can be injected, smoked or snorted. Originally, heroin use only meant injecting the drugs. Heroin is responsible for a number of deaths every year and a prime reason for the contraction of the virus AIDS due to use of same syringe among users.
It is necessary that a heroin user be given medical treatment as soon as possible as it is impossible to recover without medical intervention. On our website, one can find all details of rehabilitation and medical centers where a patient can be cured of the addiction. Take quick action to save a life.
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