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Heroin is a highly addictive drug: Almost 1 in 4 of persons who use it become dependent on it.

People who are addicted to opioid painkillers are almost 50 times more likely than others to become addicts.

Cocaine junkies are 16 times more likely to become addicted to heroin. Clients who are addicted to marijuana are 3 times more likely to become addicted to heroin.  Alcoholics are twice as likely to become hooked up.

If you or a loved one is using opioids, you should always carry naloxone, a medication that can safely reverse the toxic effects of an overdose.

Many new heroin users turn to it after opioid painkillers become expensive or difficult to buy.

Some people are looking for another way to escape pain or seek pleasure.

Especially now that, due to the Covid-19 epidemic, many people are at home and with no other entertainment than internet content. 


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