Nearly half of young people who inject heroin start by abusing prescription drugs. This inforgraphic follows a teen through the addction process. Click through to The Medicine Abuse Project for more information.
Watch this animated infographic to learn more. It explains that addiction is a disease that involves changes in the structure and function of the brain, which can result in compulsive substance use. This is a complex condition and like other diseases, it can be prevented, treated and managed by medical and other health professionals.
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