MMA Releases New PSA on Heroin & Prescription Drugs in NJ

Prescription opioid abuse has been growing nationwide. Now with cheaper Heroin available, it's led to an epidemic in NJ. Follow us on facebook to learn more and see announcements about upcoming events.

Some National Statistics

  • Over 100 Americans died from overdose deaths each day in 2013
  • 46 Americans die each day from prescription opioid overdoses; two deaths an hour, 17,000 annually
  • While illicit opioid heroin poisonings increased by 12.4% from 1999 to 2002, the number of prescription opioid analgesic poisonings in the United States increased by 91.2% during that same time period
  • Drug overdose was the leading cause of injury death in 2013, greater than car accidents and homicide
  • About 8,200 Americans die annually from heroin overdoses
  • About 75% of opioid addiction disease patients switch to heroin as a cheaper opioid source
  • In 2012, 259 million opioid pain medication prescriptions were written, enough for every adult in America to have a bottle of pills

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