Heroin abuse at record-high levels in Twin Cities

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 02 April 2012. Posted in Heroin

Heroin abuse at record-high levels in Twin Cities

Heroin abuse at record high levels in Twin Cities- Heroin accounted for 10 percent of Twin Cities addiction treatment admissions, according to a report released today by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

The report also finds the use of synthetic substances for hallucinogenic effects also increased in 2011.  These would be substances such as “fake pot”, and bath salts.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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