Abuse of heroin, a deadly and highly addictive drug, is on the rise. Between 2006 and 2012, the number of new heroin users in the United States rose from 90,000 to 156,000, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Battling Heroin Addiction

Their tragedies are cautionary tales that can hopefully prevent young people from ever using drugs. Their successes also give hope and inspiration to those that are already addicted to heroin and want to get clean. Heroin addiction is difficult to overcome, but with professional treatment and the support of loved ones, it is possible.