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Fentanyl is a Major Cause of Increase in Heroin-Related Deaths

January 8, 2019

Half of the increase in deaths involving heroin after 2013 can be attributed to heroin mixed with Fentanyl, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

About 33,000 people died of an opioid overdose in the United States in 2015,  Health Day reports.

Opioid overdoses accounted for 63 percent of drug overdose deaths in the United States that year. Between 2010 and 2015, Heroin overdose deaths quadrupled, from 3,036 to 12,989.

A second study by the CDC found about 90 percent of overdose deaths in Ohio early this year involved fentanyl or a chemically related substance. Only 6 percent involved heroin.

If you or a loved one is struggling with Heroin Addiction and in need of Treatment Services, please contact Adult and Teen Challenge Wisconsin today at 414-748-HELP(4357) or email at Intake@teenchallengeonline.com.  We offer many services including the following but not limited to; 

Free alcohol & drug rehabilitation as well as other drug abuse (AODA) treatment programs

Heroin and Opiate help 

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