Heroin Response

How to Spot Heroin Use In Teenagers

15 October 2012


By Rob McLean of the Sunset Hills / Crestwood Patch

“St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said he once talked with a young woman arrested for buying heroin. She was from Ballwin. She told Finch she got hooked because she was battling depression.

The first time she tried it, according to Fitch, she got a high that she hasn’t been able to achieve since. According to a heroin addiction website, one of the drug’s most insidious qualities is that is sends the addict on a quest to repeat that first high, usually a fruitless journey.”

View the full article in the Sunset Hills / Crestwood Patch

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Resources for Help


Need help? Call National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, 314-962-3456
Not-Even-Once is a campaign aimed at teens and their parents to raise awareness of the effects and consequences of Heroin.

In crisis or need to speak to a clinician immediately? Call Behavioral Health Response, 314-469-6644 or 1-800-811-4760. BHR is a professionally staffed, accredited 24/7 clinical call center.

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