The resurgence and abuse of heroin by children in the United States

@article{Tarabar2003TheRA,
  title={The resurgence and abuse of heroin by children in the United States},
  author={Asim F. Tarabar and Lewis S. Nelson},
  journal={Current Opinion in Pediatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={15},
  pages={210-215}
}
Heroin, one of the most addictive and “hardest” drugs of abuse, carries significant morbidity and mortality. Although its use is usually associated with the adult population in the United States, the last decade has witnessed a decrease in the median age of heroin users. An increase in the availability of inexpensive and pure heroin that could be snorted rather than injected made the drug accessible to adolescents and reduced the fear associated with the transmission of the human… 
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