Government: 80% of Heroin Users Started with Prescription Painkillers

Alarming data from the national data centers show that most heroin abusers started with prescription drugs, including opioid pain killers.



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Prescription pain killers are a problem in New Jersey. They're good when properly prescribed for pain treatment, but we've seen that over-prescribing powerful opiates (or opioids) can lead to drug addiction and eventually heroin use.


New Jersey is currently dealing with very high levels of prescription drug abuse. Our treatment facilities are busy helping to manage the resulting physical and mental trauma from the addictions.

If you or someone you love is struggling with a prescription medicine addiction, or has gotten involved in heroin and needs help, please call Sunrise Detox right now. We can help: (888) 443-3869 

The path to drug addiction and heroin addiction is not entirely clear, but we do know that the ready availability of opiates in medicine cabinets is part of the problem. Do you have unused or unneeded prescription medicines in your medicine cabinet? 

Please consider removing those potentially dangerous drugs from circulation. You can simply hand them to any licensed pharmacist for proper disposal. You do not need to say how you obtained them, nor do you need to identify yourself if you don't want to. 

by Sunrise Detox Toms River on March 11, 2014, 12:46 p.m.