heroin addiction

Poll Finds Widespread Concern Over Heroin Addiction

A new poll finds 49 percent of Americans say heroin use is a very serious national problem, while an additional 38 percent say it is a somewhat serious problem. The HuffPost/YouGov poll found 46 percent of whites and 59 percent of both blacks and Hispanics say heroin addiction is a…

New Interactive Tool Illustrates How Pain Medicine Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today released a new web resource to help drive awareness and action around the dangerous risks of prescription (Rx) medicine abuse among teens. The tool, titled Rx to Heroin, is an interactive infographic that illustrates the path leading some teens and young adults from prescription painkiller…

Research on Vaccine to Treat Heroin Addiction Faces Funding Challenges

A vaccine to treat heroin addiction has shown promise in rat studies, but faces challenges including a lack of funding, Time reports. Researcher Kim Janda at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, says drug companies are not interested in addiction vaccines. He has been studying treatments for heroin and…