CELEBRATE RED RIBBON WEEK
- Learn about the destructive effects of drug abuse and opioid misuse.
- Educate your family members and friends.
- Take action!
|John Paul Herrera (image from "A Dose of Reality: New Mexico.")|
John Herrera started experimenting with marijuana at just 11 years old. Then, at age 16, the New Mexico native tried heroin for the first time. Unfortunately, he got hooked on the drug pretty quickly.
Now, almost 10 years later, he's been on the road to recovery for two years. Watch more of his journey below in a video produced by "A Dose of Reality: New Mexico."
An opiate (narcotic) drug processed from morphine and extracted from certain poppy plants. Heroin comes in a white or brownish powder, or a black sticky substance known as “black tar heroin.” Often “cut” with other drugs or substances such as sugar or powdered milk. User is unaware how much actual heroin is being used, creating likelihood of overdose.