Heroin use has increased a staggering 63 percent over the last 10 years according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That increase, according to the agency, is closely tied to the growing abuse of prescription opioids; an alarming 45 percent of Americans addicted to heroin are also addicted to prescription opioids.
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As opioids have become more readily available, we’ve seen a correspondingly steady rise in opioid abuse and overdose deaths. What next?
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