Heroin and prescription painkillers don’t care what your skin color is. They don’t care about your SAT score. It doesn’t matter if you are old, young, rich, poor, male, or female.

Opioid addiction can touch anyone. Fatal overdoses from heroin and prescription pain medications are on the rise in Virginia. If you, a friend, or family member is struggling with opioid addiction, you know how serious this issue is. Accidental overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States — and Virginia is feeling the effects.

SEE THE TRUTH

Heroin: The Hardest Hit is a powerful documentary focused on the heroin and prescription drug epidemic and its effects on Virginians. It offers a personal look at the stories of addiction, overdose, and recovery across our state.

Free DVD copies are available.

“NO MATTER HOW MUCH HEROIN I DID, I WAS STILL SICK.
AND THEN, THAT WAS THE START OF THE END.”

GET THE FACTS

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Help

To better understand the true dangers of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse, you need to know the facts.

RECOVERY RESOURCES

Wherever you are in Virginia, the recovery community is available and waiting to help you start your drug-free journey. 

“EVENTUALLY PILLS WEREN’T ENOUGH, AND I EVENTUALLY FOUND HEROIN…”

IN THE NEWS

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Safe Reporting Law

From Virginia’s new “Safe Reporting” law to the expanded availability of Naloxone, learn how the treatment of heroin and prescription painkiller addiction is changing across the Commonwealth.