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Heroin Use and Teens

Heroin is an addictive and rapidly acting opiate. the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse indicate that an estimated 3,091,000 U.S. residents aged 12 and older have used heroin at least once in their lifetime. Here parents will find information on teens and heroin use, statistics and prevention resources.

Teen Drug Use Facts: Heroin Statistics
Heroin statistics on teens using heroin and more facts about this growing teen drug abuse problem.

Teen Drug Abuse: One Mom's Story
A mom of a young adult drug user looks back on his teen years and reflects on his addiction. She hopes her hindsight will help other parents of teens deal with their drug use before it is too late.

Heroin Drug Slang Dictionary
Terms that signal heroin use by your teen, know what your teen is saying using this slang dictionary.

Inhalants and Huffing
Inhalants are common products found right in the home and are among the most popular and deadly substances kids abuse. Inhalant abuse can result in death from the very first use. According to the annual Monitoring the Future national poll, approximately one in six children will use inhalants by eighth grade.

The New Faces of Heroin Addiction: Teen Use on the Rise
Over the past few years, experts and law enforcement officials have noticed a disturbing trend: While heroin use in general has leveled off or even declined in most areas, there has been a dramatic spike in teenage heroin use.

Heroin Use Among Suburban Teens Grows
Parents should know that it's not the taboo that it was to them. The biggest clue to why it's become so popular despite its often deadly outcome is that this new generation of junkies sees so many kids who look just like them, act just like them, live right near them, sit next to them in math class, have grown up with them, and have the same family values as them--they're all doing it, all around them.

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