For many people here in the United States, drug addiction has become a very real and present part of their everyday lives. After all, drug addiction not only impacts the person who is actually addicted to the drugs themselves, but their family members, friends, and loved ones as well. From their children to their parents to their best friend in the world, drug addiction touches more people than many of us might initially realize.
And drug addiction of all kinds is a growing problem here in the United States, though it is particularly opioid use and addiction that has been spreadably rapidly all throughout the country. As a matter of fact, data that was gathered in the year of 2015, now a few years in the past, showed that more than 20,000 young people – adolescents – had used heroin at least once over the course of that one year, with up to 5,000 of this number regularly using the substance. In the years t