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John Michael Weber completed his BS in Psychology & an MA in Addiction & Family Counseling. He was a youth minister, President and Founder of IBE Ministries, Inc., a 501c3 faith-based, nonprofit, charitable organization providing solutions, care & hope to families in the grips of addiction and is now a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor at Serenity Detox Center in Houston, TX
Heroin abuse, addiction, and overdoses are epidemically killing Americans. No longer is there stereotypical demographics that are affected. The walls have come down and heroin has infiltrated American communities with no bias and no quarter. This paper looks at heroin the drug and why it is so powerful. This work addresses the history of heroin in America and the journey from an over the counter remedy to the Schedule I narcotic it is today. In the end, how those in the field of addiction recovery need to be the prominent leaders to life saving solutions.