Dangers of Designer Drugs

Designers drugs are synthetically-enhanced narcotics designed to increase potency while minimizing negative side effects. Many of these drugs are engineered in labs and distributed on the streets or in clubs. Examples of designer drugs include methamphetamines, LSD, spice, or ecstasy. In spite of their popularity, the dangers of designer drugs are inherent, as they lead…

How the Heroin Epidemic is Affecting Rehab Centers

There has been a sharp rise in the number of heroin addicts since 2012, and the effects are being felt at rehab centers nationwide. Since 2012, heroin deaths have risen by 39 percent. Where are the new heroin addicts coming from? Surprisingly, they are suburban parents, teens, and young professionals. Many become addicted to prescription…

Understanding Pennsylvania’s Heroin Epidemic

Did you know that about 3,000 Pennsylvanians have died over the past five years because of opioid abuse, or that an astonishing 80 percent of people using heroin first became addicted to a prescription painkiller? With heroin in Pennsylvania costing less than beer, heroin abuse is an epidemic that crosses every social boundary. Here is…