More than ever, our community is aware of the dangers of heroin and opiate addiction. However, prescription drugs are still readily available and used by young adults in Stark County. A person may be prescribed opioids to support their recovery, and then unwillingly become addicted. When these individuals are refused additional prescriptions, heroin is often the go-to because it is easily accessible. If you or someone you know is struggling with heroin or opiate use, find local detox, treatment and recovery programs.
People who are under the influence of prescription opioids or heroin may display the following symptoms:
Opiates and opioids are similar, highly addictive drugs. Opiates, including heroin, morphine and codeine are made from the opium poppy plant. Opioids is a broader term that includes opiates and synthetic opioids such as prescription painkillers.
Many different drugs are considered opioids, including:
Common brand-name opiates include:
Naloxone kits at the Stark County Health Department are available by appointment. If interested, please call (330) 451-1678.
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Stark County Health Department offers naloxone kits via Project Dawn. Find more info and a video about using naloxone in this PDF.
Learn where to go and what to do if you or a loved is suffering from heroin or prescription opiate use.