Although it is considered controversial, needle exchange programs have proven to lower the incidences of transmitting infections and diseases in areas that are experiencing higher than average intravenous drug use. It is far from the solution of addiction but has gone a long way in helping preserve the life of an addict until the decision to quit drugs is made. These programs are often the last line of defense an addict has in the quest to stay disease-free. All needle exchange programs require voluntary participation and offer complete privacy to the individual needing services.
The Explosion in Heroin Use
The excessive use and common prescription of Oxycontin that rose dramatically in the year 2000 have done much to fuel the recent rise in heroin use. Laws were put in place that made it increasingly difficult to get numerous prescriptions and refills. This caused opiate-addicted individuals to resort to obtaining their … Read More