Kensington Needle Exchange Program Provides Hope For Heroin AddictsAt 34, Patrick has been addicted to heroin since he was 18. He like thousands of addicts regularly stop at this old church, where Prevention Point provides check ups, housing, food, and exchanges dirty needles for clean ones.
The Heroin Addiction EpidemicFrom opium dens to morphine addiction, heroin use has been cited in American historical accounts since the 1800's. And, now, professionals are concerned how this old drug has, indeed, made its comeback in a major way.
Local Expert Agrees With White House Plan To Battle Heroin AddictionShe says she agrees with policies shifting away from punishment.
Bucks County, Pa. Debuts Online Video Spotlighting the Tragedy of Heroin AddictionProsecutors say the video, “Heroin Kills,” tells the heartwrenching account of a mother who prays she’ll never get the call that her daughter has died of an overdose.
Philadelphia Health Officials Warn of Deadly Scourge of Fentanyl AbuseAccording to those in the addiction-fighting business, fentanyl is about 50 times as powerful as heroin but without the euphoric rush.
Local Mother of Heroin Addict Brings Support Program to PennsylvaniaThe group started in Florida six years ago as an online community in which mothers of drug addicts could share their stories.