Teens Film Parents Who Overdosed On Heroin

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Teens Film Parents Who Overdosed On Heroin

A video is going viral on social media that shows two teenagers filming their parents who are extremely high on heroin.

The video starts off with the son trying to wake the mother up, who appears to be in some serious need of a little Narcan. The young man says “you can’t be doing this around your kids yo”. The young lady in the video laughs and kicks her father several times, trying to get him up. Instead of calling 911 for medical assistance, the two teenagers continue to laugh and kick their parents.

Here are few facts about heroin

  • Over 10,000 people died from heroin overdoses in 2014
  • From 2001 to 2015, the number of deaths by heroin overdose increased by 200%
  • Heroin can be injected, smoked, sniffed, or swallowed and is one of the most addictive drugs in the world.
  • Babies can be born addicted to heroin
  • Heroin was once sold over the counter at stores
  • Heroin can be white, brown, or black

Many of the overdoses that have occurred within the past few years are due to the addition of fentanyl to the heroin. Fentanyl is an extremely potent synthetic opioid that heroin dealers and manufacturers add to the heroin for an “extra kick”. The problem is, fentanyl looks just like heroin and the tiniest amount can kill a person. Below is what a lethal dose of heroin vs. a lethal dose of fentanyl looks like.

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Fentanyl is what killed the singer Prince

An opioid overdose can be prevented by using an opiate antidote called Narcan. Narcan almost immediately reverses the the overdose. Many police agencies are now requiring their officers to start carrying Narcan for heroin overdoses. Narcan comes in the form of a shot or nasal spray.

For more information about heroin and how you can help a loved one who may be addicted to heroin head over to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website.