Heroin Rising: Cheap, Addictive and Deadly (cc)


Teen heroin use is on the rise again. Heroin use can result in significant health problems including overdose and death; and, if sharing needles or other injection equipment, exposure to HIV, hepatitis C, and other diseases. SAMHSA reports, “heroin is a highly addictive opiate with a large potential for abuse. It is a danger to teens, resulting in serious psychological, social, educational and legal consequences.” This program interviews recovering teen heroin addicts to tell their cautionary stories…When, how and why did they start taking heroin? What damage did it do to their bodies and lives? How hard is it to stay clean? How many friends have OD’d on heroin? Drug abuse counselors add their advice and guidance on how to avoid this deadly drug.

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Grades 7-College   19:23 min.   2014  DVD-6350

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Item #: DVD-6350