In light of the recent media focus on the heroin epidemic in the United States, many articles and television shows have cropped up. They explain the issue and suggest ways to avert this national disaster. Since heroin does not discriminate, there are no surprises about an increase in heroin use and addiction in Ohio.
CBS’ Heroin in the Heartland Shows that America’s Heroin Epidemic Has No Boundaries
In case you missed it, CBS’s Heroin in the Heartland covers America’s growing heroin epidemic. The story examines heroin’s massive presence in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, where it has found its way into every stratum of the community. Heroin does not discriminate and high school students, college students, and working professionals are all affected by heroin use, abuse, and addiction. The stigma associated with heroin as a back-alley drug has diluted and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says there is “no typical person” who uses heroin. It has “found its way into every segment of society in Ohio”.
The ongoing heroin epidemic and the crisis in America started with the over-prescription of medications for pain. Opioid prescription painkillers often lead to addiction even when used properly. While the government and law enforcement took steps to limit the accessibility of painkillers, many users transitioned to using heroin. It’s easier to get and sometimes even cheaper. The worst statistic claims that overdose deaths from heroin have tripled since 2010.
The CBS story shows that no demographic is immune to the devastation of heroin addiction. it destroys families everywhere, even in mid-west small towns. Even in your small town and your communities and families. Be aware of this growing epidemic and take steps now to get help.
Morningside Recovery offers many therapies and programs to get you started on recovery. Whether it’s heroin or alcohol or anything in between, we can help you start a new life. Offerings include:
- Drug addiction treatment
- Alcoholism rehab
- Alumni program
- Career counseling
- Holistic therapy
- LGBTQ substance abuse recovery
Heroin Does Not Discriminate but Help is Available
Morningside Recovery is among the leading addiction treatment providers in the country and we are here to help. If you or loved one are suffering from an opiate addiction and need help getting clean, please don’t hesitate to call. You can reach an addiction specialist at 855-631-2135. Our addiction treatment experts will assist you and help you find the right treatment option for you. You don’t have to live with a heroin addiction any longer.