Opioid Ecstasy : Opioid And Heroin Addiction

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Running Head: Opioid and Heroin Abuse

Opioid and Heroin Abuse
Olivia Rice
Wheeling Jesuit University
Essay 3 Final Draft
December 1, 2016

Acknowledgments:
I would like to thank my friends, Sarah Erwin and Anntasia for helping me review and edit my essay.

Olivia Rice
November 8, 2016
Opioid and Heroin Addiction
Lit Review
Dr. Hays
Comp 105
Opioid and Heroin Addiction in America There has been an increase in heroin and opioid abuse in america. It has been affecting everyone and the incoming generation greatly. The use of pain reliever drugs is often the leading cause to abusing opioids and/or heroin. These pain relievers are often addictive and once people are addicted and cut off from them they begin searching for other ways to satisfy their cravings. The prescription drugs are often easily dispensed to people so it’s easier to access. This easy access makes it easier for people to get a prescription, leading to a higher risk of addiction. The opioid and heroin addiction is affecting the upcoming generation drastically. There are babies being born with an addiction to alcohol, opiates, heroin, alcohol, or multiple different things. These drug addictions at a young age take a toll on the children 's bodies, they shake violently and cry uncontrollably. 1 in 10 children born in a hospital are addicted to one of the above mentioned drugs. The babies aren 't the only youth affected, there are also teens/young adults that who are addicted to these drugs. This

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