Many heroin addicts started out with an addiction to prescription painkillers. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that drug overdoses in the U.S. rose again in 2014, driven by surges in deaths from heroin and opioids such as Vicodin and Oxycontin. Overall, overdose deaths in the U.S. surpassed 47,000 – up 7 percent from 2013.
Many heroin addicts started out with an addiction to prescription painkillers. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that drug overdoses in the U.S. rose again in 2014, driven by surges in deaths from heroin and opioids such as Vicodin and Oxycontin. Overall, overdose deaths in the U.S. surpassed 47,000 – up 7 percent from 2013. Toby Talbot Associated Press file, 2013
Many heroin addicts started out with an addiction to prescription painkillers. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that drug overdoses in the U.S. rose again in 2014, driven by surges in deaths from heroin and opioids such as Vicodin and Oxycontin. Overall, overdose deaths in the U.S. surpassed 47,000 – up 7 percent from 2013. Toby Talbot Associated Press file, 2013