(KSLA) - Deaths due to heroin overdose are on the rise around the country. Doctors and nurses in emergency rooms will tell you that they have seen a huge increase in heroin overdose emergencies and deaths.
Until we can find a way to stop this epidemic, we will see more overdoses and more deaths associated with heroin. Don't think that this cannot happen to someone you know.
Easier access to the drug is driving this. And according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, prescription drugs are a gateway to heroin. And while law enforcement works to stop it, there is something we can do.
Clean out your medicine cabinets and properly dispose of old prescribed pain pills. You don't want your friends and family to have access to a drug that could lead to something much worse. With a goal of saving lives, we need to raise awareness and educate ourselves to the dangers.