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Spotting Signs of Heroin Addiction Could Save a Life

01 Sep Spotting Signs of Heroin Addiction Could Save a Life

Being able to spot the psychological and physical symptoms of heroin abuse could help you save the life of somebody you know, and this is especially important given the rising numbers of deaths attributed to the drug. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that from 2010 to 2012, the number of overdose deaths due to heroin doubled across 28 states, and in 2012 the same states saw twice as many overdoses due to prescription painkillers as they did for heroin. Finding out more about the rising abuse of opioids, how painkillers lead to heroin abuse and how to spot somebody struggling with heroin addiction is becoming increasingly important in modern-day America. 
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21 Mar Legendary Musician Ray Charles Battled Decades-Long Heroin Addiction

One of music’s all-time legends, the late Ray Charles, battled heroin addiction for many years – an addiction that many believe affected his life more than losing his eyesight ever could. Ray Charles, from his birth, faced serious challenges – including a childhood set in poverty in the racially-charged south of the 1930s, to witnessing the tragic drowning death of his young brother, to losing his eyesight as a boy. He began putting his interest for technical and mechanical things to work in music as a young boy as well, starting with the piano at a local café and then more fully developing his musical talent while attending the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.
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