Heroin Addiction: How To Help

If you or someone you know is struggling with heroin addiction or substance abuse, you can get help.

Check out the Drug Enforcement Agency's Web site for information on short and long-term effects, trafficking trends, who's using, legislation and treatment.

For more information on heroin from the DEA, click HERE.

For information on how heroin affects your health and medical treatment options you can use, visit the National Institute On Drug Abuse.

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The institute also has a section devoted to teens -- click HERE. At this link, young people can hear real stories from former addicts.

To learn how to recognize if someone is using heroin, read about the symptoms HERE.

Finally, to find a treatment program in your area, click HERE.