Thursday, April 21, 2011

Adolescent Heroin Addiction Epidemic in Western New York

At about a fraction of the cost of other recreational drugs used to obtain hallucinogenic effects, the widespread availability and affordability of heroin is now taking the lives of teens who specifically seek this drug because of low costs.

The problem which can be considered a national epidemic seems to be particularly affecting the teens of Western New York, as it has become the latest fad amongst local teenagers.

Reports have shown that many teens have died from consuming what are commonly known as “tainted batches” of heroin, and that because of the affordability factor of this drug, “tainted” batches are commonly used to replace genuine batches; leaving the young victims unaware of their doomed fate.

A recovering addict who is now a drug counselor, Nick Manuszewski believes the region is “experiencing a heroin-use spike of unbelievable proportion." He also stated that teens often travel to Buffalo's West Side to purchase their heroin, which is where investigators believe the tainted batches of heroin originated from.

A recovering addict himself, Manuszewski warned that "Pills and prescription opiates had surpassed marijuana as the most commonly used drug in the United States," and that this should be an eye opener for families and officials.

We at Inspirations Teen Rehab understand the unique challenges of being a parent. If you have any questions regarding teen drug use and abuse, please know that we are here to provide you with support and guidance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions free of charge about teen drug rehab, teen substance abuse, adolescent addiction, teen intervention, teen behavior, teen depression or other related matters.

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