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Based on a true story

Cleveland 2014


HEROIN ADDICTION FACTS

  • We are in the midst of an epidemic. Heroin use in 2013 has doubled since 2007. The number of deaths has quadrupled.
  • This epidemic is as much of a suburban issue as it is an inner city one.
  • About half of heroin addicts began with legitimate, prescribed opiates or painkillers.
  • Any method of heroin use—injected, sniffed or smoked—can create an addiction and severe health problems.
  • Health risks include fatal overdose, high risk of infections including HIV/AIDS, collapsed veins, infection of the heart lining and valves, liver disease, craving.
  • Heroin addiction can last for years after usage stops.
  • Addiction of any kind is a chronic, lifelong illness that can get progressively worse without treatment. A cure to heroin addiction is not available, but management treatments are.
  • Both behavioral therapies and medications can be used to treat a heroin or opiate addiction.

CLEVELAND HELPS

In addition to the experts at Recovery Resources, several other organizations are providing training, education and treatment:

  • Project DAWN: Overdose education and naloxone distributution.
  • ADAMHS of Cuyahoga County: Information and referral services.
  • Robbie's Voice: Community outreach program started by the parents of a son who died of an overdose.
  • Judge Michael Astrab: Judge Astrab is hosting community forums about heroin in many suburban communities.

GETTING HELP

Recovery Resources can help you fight the problem and get your life in the right direction. We can also meet with your group to establish ways to prevent future problems.

LET'S TALK

Call: 216-923-4021
Email: info@recres.org

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SIGNS OF HEROIN WITHDRAWL

  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Cold flashes with goose bumps
  • Muscle and bone pain

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