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Most People Who Abuse Heroin Got Started by Misusing Opioid Medications

Opioids are powerful drugs, which include heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, and fentanyl. These drugs can be addictive, and can be deadly if taken in high doses, taken in combination with other drugs, or given to someone with certain pre-existing medical conditions. The misuse and abuse of opioids is a public health crisis in Wisconsin.

To find additional information on Prevention, Overdose, Treatment, Statistics and information for consumers and providers, go to: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/opioids/index.htm