Heroin is a strong drug made from a plant called opium poppy. When people use it, it changes how their brain works, making them feel very happy and calm. Although it might seem appealing at first, this illegal drug can quickly become a dangerous trap, causing people to become dependent on it and addicted.
A study found that 5% of adults in the United States have misused or been addicted to prescription opioid drugs or painkillers. This number has increased from 1% in 2017. This rise could be due to people being more aware of the issue and being more open to discussing it.
With the hope of fostering awareness and empathy, we embark on this journey to understand heroin addiction better, empowering individuals, families, and communities to combat its destructive influence.