Category: Health Psychology

The Heroin Epidemic: How Did We Get Here?

On a previous article, I have discussed the most alarming statistic involved in the dramatic rise in the number of heroin-related deaths in the last decade. Heroin abuse, which was once an inner-city phenomenon, has expanded into unexpected areas like rural towns and wealthy suburbs. In addition, every ethnic group and race has experienced more heroin…

Pill Mills Epidemic: The Changing Face of Addiction

The heroin epidemic today has reached epic proportions. Perhaps the most alarming statistic involves the dramatic rise in the number of heroin-related deaths in the last ten years. Shockingly, the most recent data shows that heroin fatalities quadrupled from 2003-2013, increasing an unprecedented 26 per cent according to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC). But…