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Percocet Addiction: In Logan County, Ohio, it was discovered that some blue pills being passed off as Percocet turned out to be heroin once they were tested. Lori Erion, the founder of Family of Addicts posted a picture of the pills on her group’s Facebook page just a few days ago and it received immediate attention. Erion is concerned that youth will buy the pills thinking they are Percs and become more addicted to the heroin. Another major concern is that people, particularly young adults, may buy these pills, thinking that they are receiving their regular dosage, and overdose because the drug is actually heroin.

In less than 24 hours, the Facebook post of the blue pills had reached nearly 80 thousand people. While the pills were found in the Village of Huntsville in Logan County, law enforcement officials believe they stem from larger cities such as Columbus, OH and Detroit, MI. Fortunately, law enforcement officials tracked down the drug dealers selling heroin disguised as Percocets and confiscated the drugs. Law enforcement officials suspect that the heroin disguised as Percocets is probably something new that drug dealers are experimenting with. Nevertheless, it is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation.

Lori Erion, whose daughter is a recovering heroin addict, believes it is essential that this information is made public. Public education and awareness are two integral aspects of fighting the nation’s drug epidemic. It is crucial that parents recognize the serious impact of illicit drug use on America’s youth. Whether it is a Percocet addiction, heroin addiction, or alcohol dependency, the consequences of this disease are fatal. Erion believes in educating parents on the various new drug trends, so they can recognize what is in their children’s backpacks and bedrooms.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a heroin or Percocet addiction, help is available. Addiction is a chronic, progressive, and fatal disease left untreated; thus, it is important that anyone struggling with substance abuse receives the necessary help and support as soon as possible. Heroin and prescription drug overdose deaths are on the rise in the United States — do not become part of the statistics. Recovery from a drug addiction is not easy, but it is possible. Contact Addiction Intervention Now’s confidential helpline today at 561.350.7964.