Heroin Addiction Is The Highest Rate It Has Been Since 2002

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Heroin Addiction
In the United States today, heroin overdosage is the highest rate it has been since 2002 (“Overdose Death Rates”). Heroin is a drug that can be sold off of any person will to take the risk of selling the drug. Former addicts will tell you that heroin is cheaper on the street that any other drug. You can involve yourself with heroin in many different ways. This attracts people to obtain the drug for those reasons. Heroin addiction can happen to the most successful people as demonstrated in the story of Kurt Cobain’s abuse of heroin.
Many people including successful people involve themselves with heroin because it is gives you a rapid “high” feeling. Heroin is an opiate drug. Heroin is made by using morphine. People can
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Withdrawal symptoms can include muscle and bone pain, sleep problems, diarrhea and vomiting, cold flashes with goose bumps, uncontrollable leg movements, severe heroin cravings (“Heroin”).
Most people that start misusing opioid pain medications are more likely to get involved with heroin. They have similar effects that heroin has. The most common prescription drugs that people often misuse are Oxycontin, Vicodin, Amphetamine, and Valium. According to a study on street drug prices, these prescribed drug can cost 5-10 dollars depending on the amount and seller (“Street Drug Prices”). An addict or user will try to take anything possible to give them a “high” feeling in their body. “Nearly 80 percent of Americans using heroin reported misusing prescription opioids prior to using heroin (“Heroin”).
One example of successful figures having heroin addiction is Kurt Cobain. Cobain and his wife, Love were staying at a New York hotel. She heard a loud noise coming from the bathroom. She opened the door and found Cobain unconscious. He later performed at his show that night at the Roseland Ballroom. The crowd never noticed that anything had happened earlier that day (“Kurt Cobain’s Downward Spiral: The Last Days of Nirvana’s Leader”). On March 3rd, Love found Cobain unconscious with a bloody nose. Later it was revealed that there were some 50 pills were in his body. He woke up 20 hours later from a coma. Then on April 8th, Kurt’s body was found. He had been
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