Ethan Adams and Samuel Fang
How is heroin abused?
Mixed with water and injected with needle or smoked/snorted
What are other effects of heroin?
-increased risk of HIV or hepatitis
Can you get addicted to heroin?
Yes, very addictive and enters the brain very quickly. Heroin produces fast & intense high
Can you die from using heroin?
Overdosing = death
Heroin slows or stops breathing which can also lead to death.
How many teens abuse this drug?
In eighth grade 30% have abused heroin and by 12th grade, 50% have abused it. As students grow older, the more abuse heroin.
What should you do if someone needs help?
Call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @1-800-273-TALK '
Substance Abuse Treat Faculty 1-800-662-HELP