CNN quotes James Hunt of the Drug Enforcement Administration saying, “Heroin is pummeling the Northeast, leaving addiction, overdoses and fear in its wake” (the full article can be found here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/02/us/heroin-use-rising/).
If you or someone you know is struggling with heroin, the following are just a few resources to assist you.
- The Governor’s Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse has released the 2014 REPORT put together by Task Force on Heroin and Other Opiate Use by New Jersey’s Youth and Young Adults. To view this report, click on the following link: HTF_Report_02
- City of Angels NJ, Inc. offers assistance navigating the treatment system as well as ongoing support. For more information, view their website: http://cityofangelsnj.org/
- Learn about heroin addiction, detox, treatment options, and more. Click here for more information.
- There is a documentary called The Anonymous People about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. For more information and ways to view this film, click here.