Is heroin abuse is on the rise?
The answer is yes. Since 2006, heroin use has doubled in the U.S.
Prescription medication and pain killers have been abused for decades. Now that these medications are becoming harder to come by, people are turning to heroin, because it is readily available on the street
Heroin overdoses have claimed the lives of many popular celebrities, including Janis Joplin, John Belushi, Chris Farley and most recently, popular Glee actor Corey Monteith and Oscar winner, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Celebrities are not the only ones that are dying from heroin use. Teenagers all over the country -- even in suburban areas -- are gaining regular access to the drug.
In this segment, Dr. Marsha Ford joins Dr. Leigh to shine some light on this very real problem.
The fact of the matter is heroin is lethal. If you or a loved one suffers from drug use, there are many resources available to help you. Here are a few:
Official Heroin Hotline
Free Addiction Helpline