To report drug problems in your community call Nassau County District Attorney's Office Anonymous Tip Line at 516-739-6666
Teens and Heroin
Heroin is a highly addictive drug that is affecting the lives of many young adults all over Long Island. Teens who become addicted to heroin often start by using what they see as less dangerous drugs, including prescription drugs often found in their parents' medicine cabinets. Heroin doesn't cost a lot, it's deadly, and is a major concern for community members, treatment providers, families, the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) and other Nassau County officials.

Heroin and the problems that it causes get
progressively worse with time. The NCPD made
386 heroin-related arrests in 2009 - a 45 percent
increase over 2008. There were 38 total
heroin-related deaths in Nassau County in 2009,
an average of approximately 3 deaths per month.

Don't let this drug take over your life or the life of
a loved one. This web site has been designed to
inform teens about heroin, prevent the use of
heroin and provide treatment options for those
who are already hooked on heroin.
Long Island residents were brutally awakened to the teen heroin problem in June 2008, when Natalie Ciappa, an 18-year-old honors student fatally overdosed.
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Heroin in Nassau County
Teens and Heroin
 
Heroin Facts
 
Signs of Use
 
Health Effects
 
Heroin Overdose
 
Support Groups
 
 
 
To get the Teens and Heroin PDF document click here.
Parents and Community
 
Treatment and Prevention
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