Public Health and the Heroin Epidemic: Seattle Considers the Nation’s First Supervised Injection Facility

Prescription drug and heroin abuse continues to be one of the major public health crises facing the United States. Drug overdoses are skyrocketing across the nation, largely due to the over-prescription of opioid pain relievers and the widespread availability of cheap heroin. President Obama has announced a series of actions to escalate the fight against…

Is Heroin Abuse the Next Major Public Health Crisis Facing the U.S.?

Heroin abuse is one of the major public health and governance crises facing the United States today, and political leaders are urging innovative action plans to reduce the epidemic. In all parts of the country, heroin abuse and addiction is increasing at an alarming rate and has skyrocketed over the past decade. While heroin addiction…