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Almost Half of Heroin Users Also Struggle With Prescription Painkillers
Almost Half of Heroin Users Also Struggle With Prescription Painkillers

Heroin is often used as the poster child for addiction, but the vast majority of users found their introduction to drug use through another substance. An estimated 45 percent of people who use heroin are also addicted to prescription painkillers (statistics via the Centers ...

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