Painkiller Addiction Can Be Gateway to Heroin

Painkiller addiction can be gateway to heroin
One-in-15 people who take prescription painkillers for non-medical reasons will try heroin within next 10 years; one young woman shares her story
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Heroin epidemic topic of school summit
Cole Smoot was a 16-year-old high school honor student and wrestler who died of an overdose in 2011 when he took one tablet of prescription methadone at Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle. Marin Riggs slipped into heroin addiction as a teen, went to rehab twice, relapsed twice and died of a heroin overdose at age 20 in 2012 in suburban Columbus. Their grieving mothers — Danielle Smoot and …
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State police arrest six in sting targeting West Side heroin trade
A 29-year-old heroin addict stood in a hospital parking lot, crying, as she told the story of how her life fell apart because of the drug. The woman — a law-school dropout — had been snared in an Illinois State Police sting operation Tuesday targeting DuPage County residents who flock to Chicago’s West Side to buy the narcotic. The Glendale Heights woman wasn’t arrested, but admitted she and her …
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The Heroin Hearing That Wasn’t
Tuesday’s subcommittee hearing on America’s out-of-control opioid epidemic began with hope and ended the same old way—without results. Why the lawmakers and panelists missed the point.
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