Heroin Overdose Death in the United States

ADDICTION

According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heroin overdose deaths in the United States have increased by roughly 386% between 2002-2013. These rates have caused supervised injection controversy in the country. Facilities that provide supervised injection treatment are based on the philosophy of harm reduction, where the individual is under supervision at the time they are injecting a drug of choice. This process protects the individual from any injury during the injection, improper disposal of used syringes and the risk of overdose deaths.

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