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Intertwined Epidemics: Heroin Snares Users of Pain Pills Who Seek to Avoid Opiate Withdrawal; Satisfy Cravings

December 10, 2014    |  

University of Maryland School of Social Work Assistant Professor Jay Unick, Phd, MSW, has conducted research showing those addicted to opiates are increasingly rural, suburban, and female rather than the stereotypical male city dwellers. He has expertise in the health consequences of heroin usage.