Thursday, October 6, 2016

Time to Stop the Heroin Madness ~by Legal Pub

It is time to stop the heroin madness.  Addiction is on the rise and there is no easy solution in sight. Recently,  a 7-year-old McKeesport, Pa. girl could not arose her parents.  She went to school anyway.  She told the bus driver that she was not able to wake up her parents. The bus driver reported the conversation to authorities who found the bodies of Christopher Dilly, 26, and Jessica Lally, 25, inside the little girl's apartment.  Both Dilly and Lally apparently died of drug overdoses.

An NBC affiliate reported that the double overdose  in question was the second one on that block in less than a day.   NBC WPXI.  
This is truly become a public heath epidemic.  As many as 10 Pennsylvanians die each day due to addiction.  Nationwide, opioids  and prescription pain relievers killed more than 28,000 people in 2014 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 50% of Opioid overdose deaths involved a prescription drug.  Pennsylvania is not the only state with an Opioid addiction problem.    [174 heroin overdoses in 6 days in Cincinnati]

Where does it end?  While that answer may not be clear, it starts with education about the addictive properties of both prescription and nonprescription Opioids.

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