Heroin in the Suburbs: Signs of Addiction in Your Kid & How to Reduce the Risk

This article originally appeared on Darienite.com. It is the second in a series “Heroin in Darien” based on the “Straight Talk-Lifting the Veil: Facing the Hidden Drug Epidemic in Darien” panel discussion on Nov. 5 Screen Shot 2015-11-20 at 11.47.09 AM

With cheap heroin becoming easily available in Fairfield County, you can do a number of things to make it less likely that your child will become addicted to it or prescription Opioid drugs similar to it, according to experts at a recent panel discussion in Darien.

Advice from members of the panel discussion, “Straight Talk-Lifting the Veil: Facing the Hidden Drug Epidemic in Darien” fell into three categories:

  1. Preventing opioid prescription medications from getting into the child’s hands at home (after a doctor prescribed them either for the child or for a family member);
  2. Countering the influence of your child’s friends who could lead him or her into drug use;
  3. Taking more active steps when your suspicions are aroused.

Parents should also recognize that athletes at school also have an incentive to abuse pain medications to keep playing a sport after an injury.

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See also:Heroin in Darien 1: How Bad is Heroin Use in Our Town? This Bad 


 

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